Land Auction

Robert Salvato, of Stephen N. Frankel Real Estate, acted as the auctioneer at the Atlantic City Land Auction which had about 200 properties in and around Atlantic City up for sale. There were 54 registered bidders, but only a fraction actually bought property. Thursday March 9, 2017. (Viviana Pernot / Staff Photographer)


The number of residents in South Jersey continued to fall in 2016, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census.

Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties have all lost thousands of residents since the 2010 census.

Ocean County avoided the area's trend and continued to grow. The county's population grew from 577,764 to 592,497.

Cape May had the largest percentage drop in population of the six year period, dropping nearly three percent from 97,267 residents to 94,430.

Atlantic County has lost nearly 4,000 people in that time. The county's population last year was estimated at 270,991, compared to 274,757 in 2010.

Cumberland County saw a similar size drop. The county went from 156,598 to 153,797.


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