Atkinson, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Atkinson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atkinson had a population of 333 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atkinson: Lewis.

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


Total Population 333
Population in Households 333
Population in Familes 276
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $33,756
Average Household Income $53,095
Per Capita Income $22,271


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $96,552
Average Home Value $136,321


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.31% 1.46%
Households 1.26% 1.47%
Families 1.59% 1.51%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 628 15th
Population Density # 546 26th
Diversity Index # 131 82nd
Median Household Income # 602 19th
Per Capita Income # 435 41st

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