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Atlantic, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Atlantic Census Designated Place had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2017. Atlantic 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 is located at latitude 34.8813 and longitude -76.3437 in Carteret County. The formal boundaries for the Atlantic Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Atlantic Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628611) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Atlantic Census Designated Place is located within Township of Atlantic, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atlantic 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 Atlantic: Atlantic City, Hunting Quarters.

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


Total Population 554
Daytime Population: Workers 123
Daytime Population: Residents 311
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 434
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 487
Population in Familes 371
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 604
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $62,784
Average Household Income $70,322
Per Capita Income $32,569


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (40.3%)
Median Home Value $199,342
Average Home Value $244,372


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.28% 0.32%
Households 0.31% 0.3%
Families -0.52% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Atlantic, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic 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 # 546 26th
Population Density # 400 46th
Diversity Index # 730 1st
Median Household Income # 77 90th
Per Capita Income # 98 87th

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