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Population in 2012: 310 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.4%
Males: 171  (55.3%)
Females: 139  (44.7%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28421.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,704 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$26,704
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,903

Atkinson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,076 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$61,076
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $77,083; Detached houses: $91,568; Mobile homes: $30,078; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,128

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 247 (82.6%)
  • Hispanic - 28 (9.4%)
  • Black alone - 23 (7.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Atkinson: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.4%), Irish (16.8%), Scotch-Irish (12.7%), United States (6.6%), Arab (5.3%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 63 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 313 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Atkinson:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atkinson town:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 21.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Atkinson, North Carolina as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Atkinson to the number of sex offenders is 52 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $850 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (2.0%)

Atkinson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (25.7 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (93.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (413.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ivanhoe, NC (2.4 miles ), Kelly, NC (3.0 miles ), East Arcadia, NC (3.6 miles ), Riegelwood, NC (3.7 miles ), Sandyfield, NC (3.7 miles ), Burgaw, NC (3.7 miles ), Harrells, NC (3.7 miles) , Watha, NC (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 78.17 W

Area code: 910

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -48 (-16.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (46%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)

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Average climate in Atkinson, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Atkinson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the Atkinson town center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the town center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Atkinson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from Atkinson center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pender County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atkinson topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Atkinson:

  • PENDER MEMORIAL HOSP SNF (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS BURGAW (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • HUNTINGTON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BURGAW, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Atkinson, NC

Airports located in Atkinson:

Amtrak station near Atkinson:

  • 18 miles: WALLACE (600 N. NORWOOD ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atkinson:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 25 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Mount Olive College (about 48 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 56 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 57 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 60 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Wayne Community College (about 62 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)

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Pender County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

15.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.32
U.S.:

2.43

Drinking water stations with addresses in Atkinson and their reported violations in the past:

FOWLER`S GRILL & SEAFOOD (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.5%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Atkinson, NC

Atkinson compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Atkinson travel time to work - commute


Atkinson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atkinson town (based on Pender County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.18%
Here33.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents58.8%19.3%8.5%6.8%2.1%
Congregations40.7%14.8%14.8%5.6%1.9%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.0%0.9%0.6%0.8%
Congregations3.7%3.7%1.9%1.9%11.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pender County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Pender County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pender County:

28.7%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pender County:

20.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 4$1,987
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,987

Atkinson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $61,000 ($196.77)
    Fire Protection: $61,000 ($196.77)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($151.61)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($64.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($35.48)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($29.03)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($19.35)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($12.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $21,000 ($67.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($222.58)

Atkinson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $15,000 ($48.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($16.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $32,000 ($103.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($83.87)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($16.13)
    Rents: $1,000 ($3.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($125.81)
    Highways: $13,000 ($41.94)
    General Support: $8,000 ($25.81)
  • Tax - Property: $83,000 ($267.74)

Atkinson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $216,000 ($696.77)

12.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.05%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Hanover County, NC  4.41% ($45,637 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  0.89% ($36,261)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.42% ($32,714)


8.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,842 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($310 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Hanover County, NC  3.09% ($30,056 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.72% ($37,433)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.45% ($37,864)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atkinson:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCLN (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: BROADCASTING GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVBS (1470 AM; 1 kW; BURGAW, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Atkinson:

  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WZKB (94.3 FM; WALLACE, NC; Owner: JG & J BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atkinson:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)

Atkinson fatal accident list:

Oct 16, 2011 02:51 PM, Nc-210, Sr-1102, Lat: 34.46013333, Lon: -78.13679444, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Atkinson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Nc 153 0.15 Mi E Of Int Of Us 421 And Nc 53 (Lat: 34.535722 Lon: -78.069139), Overall height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: WNEO594
    Assigned Frequencies: 2181.60 MHz, 2197.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/1998, Expiration Date: 08/25/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2008
    Registrant: Four County Emc, 1822 Nc 53 West, Burgaw, NC 28425, Phone: (910) 259-1811, Fax: (910) 259-1817, Email:
  • ATKINSON, 1.2 Mi Nw (Lat: 34.535722 Lon: -78.189722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.3 m, Call Sign: WPNA574
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6615.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • MOORES CREEK, 0.58 Mi Nw Intersection Hwy 11& 210 (Lat: 34.449250 Lon: -78.223028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.4 m, Call Sign: WQLA362
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2009, Expiration Date: 11/10/2019, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KJ4SMP, Licensee ID: L01549986
    Grant Date: 02/25/2010, Expiration Date: 02/25/2020, Certifier: John S Dickens
    Registrant: John S Dickens, Atkinson, NC 28421


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 2


Most common first names in Atkinson, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2669.9 years
Mary1278.7 years
John1174.5 years
Robert1176.4 years
George871.0 years
William774.4 years
Willie674.1 years
Eva570.2 years
Charles575.6 years
Paul458.9 years
Most common last names in Atkinson, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Woodcock3075.5 years
Horrell1675.4 years
Corbett1473.4 years
Newkirk1376.5 years
Colvin1277.0 years
Hayes1275.3 years
Barnhill1174.2 years
Johnson1174.2 years
Henry1076.2 years
Robinson966.0 years
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