Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

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Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. It is one of the five communities located on Bogue Banks. The population was 1,815 at the 2008 census.



Atlantic Beach is located at 34°42′2″N 76°44′27″W / 34.70056°N 76.74083°W / 34.70056; -76.74083 (34.700455, -76.740814).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (9.32%) is water.


Atlantic Beach has a subtropical climate, like much of the Southeastern United States, characterized by short, relatively mild winters and long, hot, and humid summers. Daytime summer temperatures average around 89°F (31°C) and in winter, daytime temperatures average around 57°F (13°C). Summers in Atlantic Beach are cooler than a lot of cities within the southeastern region of the United States, primarily because of its close location to the ocean, and winters tend to be colder. The highest recorded temperature was 107°F (41°C) in 1952, and the lowest recorded temperature was 1°F (-17°C) in 1985. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, with the wettest month being August, with an average total of 7.55 inches (191 mm).


As of the census of 2008, there were 1,815 people, 971 households, and 498 families residing in the town. The population density was 831.0 inhabitants per square mile (320.9 /km2). There were 4,728 housing units at an average density of 2,206.0/sq mi (853.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.03% White, 0.62% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.00% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 971 households, out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.7% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.33.

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