Pittsboro, NC 27312 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 27312: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Acceptable Alternative
Fearrington, NC 27312
Fearrington Village, NC 27312

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 711
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,878
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,658
  • County: Chatham County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.765, Longitude -79.136
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Pittsboro, NC 27312 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,414
Population in Households 20,033
Population in Familes 16,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 381
Population Density1 121
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 8,753
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 5,920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,980 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,773 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 798 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $280,215
Average Home Value $318,198


Median Household Income $64,028
Average Household Income $83,314
Per Capita Income $36,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 2.25%
Households 1.53% 2.16%
Families 1.47% 2.13%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Pittsboro, NC 27312 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27312 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 # 191 75th
Population Density1 # 410 47th
Diversity Index2 # 473 39th
Median Household Income # 61 92nd
Per Capita Income # 66 92nd

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