For population 25 years and over in Atkinson:
For population 15 years and over in Atkinson town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $715 (0.8%)
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 ), Sandyfield, NC (3.7 miles ), Burgaw, NC (3.7 miles ), Harrells, NC (3.7 miles) , Watha, NC (3.8 miles) , St. Helena, NC (3.8 miles ).
Latitude: 34.53 N, Longitude: 78.17 W
Area code: 910
Population change in the 1990s: -48 (-16.9%).
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-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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Atkinson:
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Amtrak station near Atkinson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atkinson:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
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:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.4%
(8.9% 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:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Atkinson compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Atkinson (based on Pender County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.18%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Atkinson government finances in 2002(per resident):
12.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,425 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,842 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($310 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.