Kernersville, NC 27284 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 27284: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kernersville, NC 27284

Not Acceptable, USPS
Guthrie, NC 27284
Matthewstown, NC 27284
Talleys Crossing, NC 27284
Union Cross, NC 27284

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,349
  • Single Family Addresses: 19,187
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,038
  • County: Forsyth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.116, Longitude -80.092
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27284 has segments in 3 Counties (Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford).

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Kernersville, NC 27284 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,783
Population in Households 53,621
Population in Familes 44,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 665
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 21,740
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 15,058
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,996 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,744 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,420 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $176,645
Average Home Value $201,979


Median Household Income $55,521
Average Household Income $73,720
Per Capita Income $29,875
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.98%
Households 0.84% 0.94%
Families 0.69% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Kernersville, NC 27284 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27284 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 # 17 98th
Population Density1 # 143 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 399 49th
Median Household Income # 107 86th
Per Capita Income # 112 86th

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