Atlantic, North Carolina Population 2024

482

Atlantic is a city located in Carteret County North Carolina. Atlantic has a 2024 population of 482. Atlantic is currently declining at a rate of -5.12% annually and its population has decreased by -20.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 608 in 2020.

The average household income in Atlantic is $89,978 with a poverty rate of 18.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Atlantic is 33.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 46.7 years for females.

Atlantic Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Atlantic was:

  • White: 88.01%
  • Other race: 11.99%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
524.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-20.72% (-126)
The current population of Atlantic, North Carolina is 482 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 608.

Atlantic, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47088.01%
Other race6411.99%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Atlantic Population by Race

Atlantic Population Pyramid 2024

Atlantic Median Age

33.9

Total

33.2

Male

46.7

Female

Atlantic Adults

There are 391 adults, (119 of whom are seniors) in Atlantic.

Atlantic Age Dependency

96.3

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Atlantic Sex Ratio

Female23143.26%
Male30356.74%

Atlantic Population by Age

Atlantic Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2032.6381.818.2
Married932.9473.126.9
Non Family72083.316.7
Male236.651000
Female152.41000

3.13

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

81.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Atlantic Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade82.21%
9th to 12th Grade298.01%
High School Graduate16445.3%
Some College6919.06%
Associates Degree4311.88%
Bachelors Degree349.39%
Graduate Degree154.14%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Atlantic Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atlantic Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White33130749
Hispanic31180
Other Race26180

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.8%.

Atlantic Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$19,766$0$17,011
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$17,023$45,054$16,196
Some College$32,000$16,923$44,375
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$19,766

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$17,011

Average Female

Atlantic Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atlantic Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Atlantic Language

88.91% of Atlantic residents speak only English, while 11.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.09% of the population.

Atlantic Language

Atlantic Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other645179.69%
Hispanic695173.91%
White4654810.32%

18.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.77%

Male Poverty Rate

12.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atlantic

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atlantic is Other, with 79.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atlantic is White, with 10.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Atlantic Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.84%
Some College23.21%
High School7.93%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Atlantic Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed19.63%
Female Employed3.85%
Female Unemployed0%

Atlantic Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atlantic Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,106$89,978
Families$46,205$66,846
Married Families$68,906$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,375$126,625

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Atlantic Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Atlantic Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Atlantic Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Atlantic Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Atlantic Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10

Number of Veterans

10

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War10
Vietnam5
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Atlantic Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 545
75+5
18 to 340
55 to 640
65 to 740

Atlantic Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White102.79%

Atlantic Veterans by Race

Atlantic Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atlantic Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Atlantic Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Atlantic Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Atlantic Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.27%

Born in Atlantic

96.44%

Native Born

3.56%

Foreign Born

3.56%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.44% of Atlantic residents were born in the United States, with 81.27% having been born in North Carolina. 3.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Atlantic Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024482-26-5.12%
2023508-26-4.87%
2022534-26-4.64%
2021560-48-7.89%
20206088616.48%
20195226413.97%
20184585012.25%
2017408-37-8.31%
2016445286.71%
2015417122.96%
2014405-34-7.74%
2013439-86-16.38%
2012525316.28%
2011494-49-9.02%
201054300%

Atlantic Population by Year