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Atkinson is a town in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after Col. Theodore Atkinson, landowner
The latitude of Atkinson is 42.838N. The longitude is -71.147W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 259 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,178.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Atkinson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawrence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03079 ZIP code.
8% of Atkinson residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atkinson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atkinson was $30,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Atkinson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Atkinson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $488. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,465.
Libraries in Atkinson include Kimball Library ... View libraries
Rockingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atkinson political report.
The average commute time for Atkinson workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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