Atlantic County, NJ, Farmland Preservation Plan

May 2017


Farmland Protection

The county’s farmland preservation plan begins with an overview of the county’s agricultural land base and farming industry, and it explores the local land use planning context. It describes the county’s farmland preservation efforts, which includes a TDR program, and notes the protection of 100,000 acres of farmland and open space in the county, with 8,600 acres of farmland (21 percent of the county’s farmed land) permanently dedicated to agricultural use. The plan sets additional 1, 5, and 10-year acreage goals for farmland protection.

Atlantic, NJ

2010 Population: 274,549

2010 Population Density: 494.06/square mile