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: 1,839
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,705
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,938
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 42,749
Daytime Population: Workers 31,669
Daytime Population: Residents 22,908
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,577
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 42,425
Population in Familes 32,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 324
Population Density2 653
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $47,742
Average Household Income $67,339
Per Capita Income $29,511


Total Housing Units 20,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,516 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,099 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,994 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $165,537
Average Home Value $213,705


Total Households 18,615
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 11,204
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 0.87% 0.87%
Households 0.8% 0.84%
Families 0.59% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Burlington, NC 27215 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27215 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina 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 # 51 94th
Population Density # 159 80th
Diversity Index # 249 68th
Median Household Income # 274 65th
Per Capita Income # 150 81st

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