Atlantic, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Atlantic, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Atlantic Census Designated Place had a population of 567 as of July 1, 2015. Atlantic 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 is located at latitude 34.8813 and longitude -76.3437 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Atlantic Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Atlantic Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628611) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atlantic population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atlantic: Atlantic City, Hunting Quarters.

Atlantic Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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Atlantic, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 567
Population in Households 501
Population in Familes 382
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 618
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 279
Average Household Size 1.8
Family Households 163
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 462 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (39.6%)
Median Home Value $140,000
Average Home Value $187,624
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,383
Average Household Income $57,333
Per Capita Income $24,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.04%
Households 1.2% 1.33%
Families 0.24% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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.

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Atlantic, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 543 27th
Population Density1 # 394 47th
Diversity Index2 # 729 1st
Median Household Income # 290 61st
Per Capita Income # 219 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.