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Atlantic township, NC map Land area: 24.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 105.3 sq. mi.
Population: 15,342 (85% urban, 15% rural)
Males: 7,760  (50.6%)
Females: 7,582  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 15,319 (11,624 owner occupied, 3,695 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%


Races in Atlantic township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 41.2

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Average household size: 2.33

Atlantic township:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.75

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,487 ($27,353 in 1999)
This township:

$30,487
North Carolina:

$43,674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $347 (lower quartile is $242, upper quartile is $415)
Here:

$347
State:

$568

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,024 (it was $42,600 in 2000)
Atlantic township:

$123,024
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,414 - $200,307

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $84,492
Here:

$84,492
State:

$218,934

In 2-unit structures: $85,602
Here:

$85,602
State:

$203,185

Mobile homes: $53,140
Here:

$53,140
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,095
Here:

$11,095
State:

$48,806
Population density: 620 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

16.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.8%
Whole state:

5.5%

Cities in this township include: Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Atlantic township: Duck Fire Department (A), Duck Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Scarborough Faire Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Atlantic township include: Rock Church (A), Colington Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hilltop Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Colony Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Duck Pond Creek (A), Jean Guite Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 53 (25% naturalized citizens)

Atlantic township:  0.3%
State:  5.3%

55% of Atlantic township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in North Carolina.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3204
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 526
  • South: 489
  • West: 187

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,200


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,231
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 113
  • 3 or 4: 38
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • 10 to 19: 27
  • 20 to 49: 22
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 472
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,000


Housing units in Atlantic township with a mortgage: 363 (16 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 361

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 83
  • 1995 to 1998: 200
  • 1990 to 1994: 104
  • 1980 to 1989: 290
  • 1970 to 1979: 469
  • 1960 to 1969: 326
  • 1950 to 1959: 271
  • 1940 to 1949: 116
  • 1939 or earlier: 98

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Atlantic township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 194
  • 5 rooms: 387
  • 6 rooms: 300
  • 7 rooms: 135
  • 8 rooms: 80
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Atlantic township, North Carolina:

  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 206
  • 5 rooms: 121
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Atlantic township:

  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 41
  • 2 bedrooms: 296
  • 3 bedrooms: 728
  • 4 bedrooms: 90
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Atlantic township:

  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 260
  • 3 bedrooms: 173
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Atlantic township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 358
  • 2 vehicles: 553
  • 3 vehicles: 181
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

Cars and other vehicles available in Atlantic township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 109
  • 1 vehicle: 259
  • 2 vehicles: 162
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Atlantic township:

  • United States or American (29.0%)
  • Irish (12.0%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • German (10.3%)
  • Dutch (3.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.2%)
  • Scottish (1.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (45%)
  • Philippines (28%)
  • Vietnam (13%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (8%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,294 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 306 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 54 (3%)
  • Other means: 34 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 59 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (6%)

13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

96.6% of residents of Atlantic township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,485
  • In family households: 3,961 (1,022 male householders, 234 female householders)
    974 spouses, 1,375 children (1,197 natural, 28 adopted, 150 stepchildren), 166 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 42 parents, 87 other relatives, 47 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 524 (198 male householders (170 living alone)), 286 female householders (266 living alone)), 40 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 539 2-persons, 300 3-persons, 257 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 436 1-person, 48 2-persons,

2,293 married couples with children.
715 single-parent households (237 men, 478 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

32.6%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Atlantic township:

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