Atkinson, NC 28421 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28421: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Atkinson, NC 28421

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • Single Family Addresses: 542
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Pender County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.528, Longitude -78.174
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Atkinson, NC 28421 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,016
Population in Households 2,016
Population in Familes 1,686
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 817
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 983 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 649 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $88,576
Average Home Value $134,938


Median Household Income $29,838
Average Household Income $44,691
Per Capita Income $18,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.44%
Households 1.02% 1.36%
Families 0.88% 1.27%
Median Household Income   -0.81%
Per Capita Income   0.3%
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 28421 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28421 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 608 22nd
Population Density1 # 695 10th
Diversity Index2 # 133 83rd
Median Household Income # 706 9th
Per Capita Income # 659 15th

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