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Atkinson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atkinson had a population of 326 as of July 1, 2017. Atkinson ranks in 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atkinson: Lewis.

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Atkinson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 326
Daytime Population: Workers 125
Daytime Population: Residents 176
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 301
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 326
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 329
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $30,535
Average Household Income $48,158
Per Capita Income $19,864


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $121,154


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.2% 1.37%
Households 1.12% 1.5%
Families 1.5% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2017 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 # 630 15th
Population Density # 549 26th
Diversity Index # 144 81st
Median Household Income # 630 15th
Per Capita Income # 521 30th

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