Atkins, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Atkins Census Designated Place had a population of 1,132 as of July 1, 2016. Atkins ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Atkins is located at latitude 36.867 and longitude -81.3986 in Smyth County. The formal boundaries for the Atkins Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Smyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,297 feet.

The Atkins Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389156) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Atkins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atkins: Atkins Switch, Atkins Tank.

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Atkins, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,132
Population in Households 1,131
Population in Familes 888
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 211
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 485
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $60,443
Average Home Value $111,647


Median Household Income $33,232
Average Household Income $46,638
Per Capita Income $19,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.16%
Households -0.33% -0.25%
Families -0.6% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Atkins, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atkins to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 350 41st
Population Density1 # 482 19th
Diversity Index2 # 567 5th
Median Household Income # 522 12th
Per Capita Income # 488 18th

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