Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28512: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Acceptable Alternative
Atlantic Bch, NC 28512
Indian Beach, NC 28512
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
Pks, NC 28512
Salter Path, NC 28512

Not Acceptable, USPS
Atlanticbeach, NC 28512
Fort Macon Coast Guard Base, NC 28512

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 299
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,960
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 170
  • County: Carteret County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.699, Longitude -76.782
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,683
Population in Households 3,659
Population in Familes 2,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 644
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,925
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 1,100
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 10,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,286 (12.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 639 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,095 (80.8%)
Median Home Value $377,636
Average Home Value $441,913


Median Household Income $52,839
Average Household Income $72,166
Per Capita Income $37,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.33% 1.88%
Households 2.32% 1.87%
Families 2.08% 1.74%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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 Beach, NC 28512 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28512 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 # 491 37th
Population Density1 # 150 81st
Diversity Index2 # 716 7th
Median Household Income # 140 82nd
Per Capita Income # 54 93rd

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