Atoka is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 3,235 at the 2000 census. World War I Medal of Honor recipient Joseph B. Adkinson is buried there. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7square miles (17Square kilometers), all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,235people, 1,075households, and 935 families residing in the town. The population density was 485.0people per square mile (187.3Square kilometers). There were 1,145 housing units at an average density of 171.7 per square mile (66.3Square kilometers).