Atlantic Beach, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atlantic Beach had a population of 1,728 as of July 1, 2018. Atlantic Beach ranks in the lower 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 Atlantic Beach is located at latitude 34.7007 and longitude -76.7409 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Atlantic Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Atlantic Beach (GNIS ID: 2405180) 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 Atlantic Beach is located within Township of Morehead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

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Atlantic Beach, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,728
Population in Households 1,715
Population in Familes 1,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 743
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $51,345
Average Household Income $72,776
Per Capita Income $40,824


Total Housing Units 5,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 ( 8.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 489 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,798 (83.2%)
Median Home Value $320,103
Average Home Value $389,389


Total Households 971
Average Household Size 1.77
Family Households 435
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.77% 1.1%
Households 1.77% 1.13%
Families 1.49% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Atlantic Beach, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic Beach to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 345 53rd
Population Density # 334 55th
Diversity Index # 656 11th
Median Household Income # 230 69th
Per Capita Income # 43 94th

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