Absecon is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,411. The city was incorporated in 1902, replacing Absecon town.
The city had a total area of 7.292 square miles, of which, 5.396 square miles is land and 1.896 square miles (26.01%) is water. Roads serving the city include U.S. Route 9, U.S. Route 30, Route 157 and County Route 585.
The local economy is based on professional services, sales, and to a lesser extent, construction and transportation activities.