Absecon (pronounced ab-SEE-con]) is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 8,411, reflecting an increase of 773 (+10.1%) from the 7,638 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 340 (+4.7%) from the 7,298 counted in the 1990 Census.
What is now the City of Absecon was originally incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 29, 1872, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. The City of Absecon was incorporated on March 24, 1902, replacing Absecon town.
The Absecon Public School District serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics.) are H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School (K-5; 577 students) and Emma C. Attales Middle School (5-8; 259 students).
For grades 9-12, public school students from Absecon attend the Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Pleasantville Public Schools. City public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology and Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts.