Atkinson, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 318 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +34.7%
Males: 169  (53.3%)
Females: 149  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28421.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,723 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$29,723
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,956 (it was $18,135 in 2000)

Atkinson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,342 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Atkinson:

$75,342
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $658.

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  • Races in Atkinson, NC (2010)

    Atkinson races chart
    • 24782.6%White alone
    • 289.4%Hispanic
    • 237.7%Black alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Atkinson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Atkinson: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (22.7%), Irish (15.9%), Scotch-Irish (12.4%), United States (7.5%), Arab (7.0%), German (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 63 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 321 people per square mile   (very low).

Atkinson,NC real estate house value index trend

Atkinson, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Atkinson:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atkinson town:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
North Carolina:

7.6%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Atkinson, North Carolina as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Atkinson to the number of sex offenders is 34 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $774 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $195 (0.8%)

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

Atkinson household income distribution Atkinson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -48 (-16.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (40%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Atkinson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Atkinson, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Atkinson, North Carolina average temperatures Atkinson, North Carolina average precipitation Atkinson, North Carolina humidity Atkinson, North Carolina wind speed Atkinson, North Carolina snowfall Atkinson, North Carolina sunshine Atkinson, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Atkinson-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 5% smaller 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 slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.5 miles away from Atkinson center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 251.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from Atkinson center
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
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, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Atkinson topographic map

Hospitals and 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)

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 24 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 27 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Mount Olive College (about 48 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 48 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Robeson Community College (about 48 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 56 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black 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

Atkinson compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
North Carolina average:

12.4

Atkinson travel time to work - commute Atkinson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,55751
Mainline Protestant4,52920
Black Protestant2,12822
Catholic2,0083
Other7423
Orthodox--
None33,253-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Pender County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

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

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pender County:

28.7%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 8$4,932
Totals for Government 0$0 8$4,932

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $61,000 ($191.82)
    Fire Protection: $61,000 ($191.82)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($147.80)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($62.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($34.59)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($28.30)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($18.87)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($12.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $21,000 ($66.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($216.98)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $15,000 ($47.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($15.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $32,000 ($100.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($81.76)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($15.72)
    Rents: $1,000 ($3.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $39,000 ($122.64)
    Highways: $13,000 ($40.88)
    General Support: $8,000 ($25.16)
  • Tax - Property: $83,000 ($261.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $216,000 ($679.25)

9.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.78%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($278 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.07%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Hanover County, NC  3.03% ($36,765 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  1.27% ($39,027)
from Duplin County, NC  0.35% ($27,164)


8.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,549 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.59%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
Pender County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Hanover County, NC  2.77% ($29,777 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  0.88% ($34,473)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.43% ($31,192)

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: 34.46013, Lon: -78.13679, 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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