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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atlantic Beach had a population of 1,749 as of July 1, 2016. Atlantic Beach ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Atlantic Beach is located at latitude 34.7007 and longitude -76.7409 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Atlantic Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Atlantic Beach (GNIS ID: 2405180) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Atlantic Beach is located within Township of Morehead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atlantic Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Atlantic Beach, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,749
Population in Households 1,736
Population in Familes 1,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 752
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 984
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 444
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 5,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 ( 8.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 509 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,739 (82.8%)
Median Home Value $318,085
Average Home Value $385,557


Median Household Income $47,630
Average Household Income $66,420
Per Capita Income $37,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.54% 2.01%
Households 2.56% 2.01%
Families 2.31% 1.82%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Atlantic Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic Beach to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 343 54th
Population Density1 # 341 54th
Diversity Index2 # 664 10th
Median Household Income # 228 69th
Per Capita Income # 43 94th

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