Absecon has the 2825th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Absecon is part of the Atlantic City metro area. Unemployment in the Atlantic City area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlantic City has the 160th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Absecon is below average at $45,860, and the median cost of a home in Absecon is $222,000, which is above the national average. 28% of workers in Absecon hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Absecon. 74% of Absecon workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Absecon spend an average of 20 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.