Burlington, NC 27215 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27215: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Burlington, NC 27215

Acceptable Alternative
Glen Raven, NC 27215

Not Acceptable, USPS
BURL, NC 27215

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,825
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,539
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,805
  • County: Alamance County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.033, Longitude -79.491
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27215 has segments in 2 Counties (Alamance, Guilford).

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Burlington, NC 27215 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,445
Population in Households 41,148
Population in Familes 31,736
Population in Group Qrtrs 297
Population Density1 615
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 17,984
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 10,822
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,211 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,773 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,037 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $161,641
Average Home Value $208,968


Median Household Income $45,498
Average Household Income $64,218
Per Capita Income $28,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.75%
Households 0.71% 0.67%
Families 0.52% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Burlington, NC 27215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27215 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina 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 # 52 93rd
Population Density1 # 156 80th
Diversity Index2 # 255 67th
Median Household Income # 285 63rd
Per Capita Income # 150 81st

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