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Atlantic, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Atlantic Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Carteret County at latitude 34.8813 and longitude -76.3437. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the Atlantic Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Atlantic, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Atlantic indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 576
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 389
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 284
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (39.6%)
Median Home Value $151,316
Average Home Value $196,034


Median Household Income $42,244
Average Household Income $56,279
Per Capita Income $24,236
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.4% 1.32%
Households 1.92% 1.64%
Families 0.58% 1.53%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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, 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, 2014 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 # 540 27th
Population Density1 # 388 48th
Diversity Index2 # 729 2nd
Median Household Income # 285 62nd
Per Capita Income # 219 71st

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