Atkins, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Atkins Census Designated Place had a population of 1,098 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Atkins, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,098
Daytime Population: Workers 2,665
Daytime Population: Residents 669
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,334
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.04
Population in Households 1,098
Population in Familes 859
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 205
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $35,401
Average Household Income $49,843
Per Capita Income $21,342


Total Housing Units 588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $69,688
Average Home Value $115,749


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.55% -0.52%
Households -0.6% -0.55%
Families -0.88% -0.67%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2017 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 # 351 41st
Population Density # 486 18th
Diversity Index # 565 5th
Median Household Income # 515 13th
Per Capita Income # 461 22nd

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