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Atkinson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atkinson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pender County at latitude 34.5275 and longitude -78.1697. Pender County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Atkinson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Atkinson, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Atkinson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atkinson: Lewis.

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Atkinson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 314
Population in Households 314
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 317
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $105,208
Average Home Value $130,198


Median Household Income $36,457
Average Household Income $46,002
Per Capita Income $18,936
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.16% 1.54%
Households 1.16% 1.55%
Families 1.74% 1.6%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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, 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 # 634 14th
Population Density1 # 557 25th
Diversity Index2 # 131 82nd
Median Household Income # 450 39th
Per Capita Income # 463 37th

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