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Welcome to Atoka ...
The location of Atoka has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Atoka has a population of 9,517 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Atoka.
Atoka is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Atoka lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you leave Atoka and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Atoka is within the (731) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atoka had an population of 9,517 people. This is an increase of 13.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 194.19% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Atoka had a population of 8,387 people (or 13.73% of the total population of Tipton County). This makes Atoka the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Atoka represents 0.13% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,387 people, the population of Atoka increased 159.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,235 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Atoka.
Adding Atoka to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Atoka in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Atoka elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Atoka on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Atoka ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Atoka - they are located in Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atoka.
Communities near Atoka ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Atoka.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atoka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atoka.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atoka. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Atoka.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atoka. See our Newspapers Page for Atoka.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atoka ...
Looking for more information about Atoka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Atoka, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Atoka.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atoka. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Tipton County: www.tiptonco.com
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 20 Jan 2021