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
  • County: Pender County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.528, Longitude -78.174
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 34
  • PO Box Addresses: 178
  • Residential Addresses: 551
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 551

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Atkinson, NC 28421 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,798
Daytime Population: Workers 169
Daytime Population: Residents 1,042
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,798
Population in Familes 1,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $31,114
Average Household Income $47,456
Per Capita Income $19,558


Total Housing Units 879 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $147,615


Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 511
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.11% 1.34%
Households 1.09% 1.34%
Families 0.93% 1.22%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Atkinson, NC 28421 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28421 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 627 20th
Population Density # 693 12th
Diversity Index # 147 81st
Median Household Income # 717 8th
Per Capita Income # 631 19th

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