Mount Gilead, NC 27306 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27306: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mount Gilead, NC 27306

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wadeville, NC 27306

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 152
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,476
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.269, Longitude -79.974
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27306 has segments in 2 Counties (Montgomery, Richmond).

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Mount Gilead, NC 27306 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,060
Population in Households 6,030
Population in Familes 5,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,646
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,811
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,021 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 625 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,266 (46.1%)
Median Home Value $94,471
Average Home Value $168,110


Median Household Income $29,167
Average Household Income $45,698
Per Capita Income $20,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.45%
Households 0.09% -0.18%
Families -0.06% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Mount Gilead, NC 27306 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27306 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 # 412 47th
Population Density1 # 674 13th
Diversity Index2 # 274 65th
Median Household Income # 713 8th
Per Capita Income # 547 30th

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