Atkinson, NC

Atkinson, situated in Pender County, is a small town made up of only 1 square mile.

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In 1909, the Town Hall was incorporated in the town.

The local library is open Monday-Friday from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. to the public. It offers free WiFi, computer usage, and a wide variety of books to choose from. The library's number is (910) 283-0087.


The median resident age in Atkinson is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $30,000 making it about $15,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Atkinson is about $75,000 (2013) which is $80,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Atkinson is 83% White, 10% Hispanic, and 7% Black. 93% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 50% are married, 20% are divorced, 10% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.

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Pender County

Atkinson belongs to Pender County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after William Dorsey Pender (Confederate general), is part of the Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pender County has a population of 52,000 and its largest town Burgaw, with a population of 3,900, is the county seat.

Pender County, NC was formed from part of New Hanover County in the late 1800's. In the 1870's votes were held to change the county seat from Cowan to its current county seat Burgaw. Pender County borders New Hanover, Columbus, Bladen, Brunswick, Sampson, Onslow and Duplin counties.

Pender County is made up of 933 square miles. 870 of which is land with the remaining 63 as water.


The Population of Atkinson, NC is about 300. The town has averaged this population since its founding.


The elevation of Atkinson, NC is 59 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Atkinson, NC is 28421.

Area Code

The area code for Atkinson, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Atkinson and Pender County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 64% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 32% are protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Atkinson is around 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail and manufacturing make nearly 60%of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Pender Post, Star News Media, and the Topsail Voice Newspaper are the primary newspapers that cover the Pender County area.


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