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Atkinson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atkinson had a population of 321 as of July 1, 2016. Atkinson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Atkinson is located at latitude 34.5275 and longitude -78.1697 in Pender County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Atkinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Atkinson (GNIS ID: 2405178) 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 Atkinson is located within Township of Caswell, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pender County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atkinson: Lewis.

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


Total Population 321
Population in Households 321
Population in Familes 265
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 324
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $75,893
Average Home Value $110,922


Median Household Income $28,770
Average Household Income $43,986
Per Capita Income $18,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 1.45%
Households 1.05% 1.38%
Families 1.56% 1.34%
Median Household Income   -0.54%
Per Capita Income   0.03%
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.

Atkinson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atkinson 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 # 632 15th
Population Density1 # 554 25th
Diversity Index2 # 140 81st
Median Household Income # 643 13th
Per Capita Income # 582 21st

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