Sanford, NC 27330 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 27330: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sanford, NC 27330

Acceptable Alternative
Buffalo Lake, NC 27330
Colon, NC 27330

Not Acceptable, USPS
Carbonton, NC 27330
Haw Branch, NC 27330
Jonesboro Heights, NC 27330
Osgood, NC 27330
Pine View, NC 27330
Shallowell, NC 27330
Swan Station, NC 27330
Tramway, NC 27330
White Hill, NC 27330

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,226
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,130
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,055
  • County: Lee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.459, Longitude -79.169
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27330 has segments in 4 Counties (Chatham, Harnett, Lee, Moore).

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Sanford, NC 27330 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,505
Population in Households 38,588
Population in Familes 32,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 917
Population Density1 188
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 14,868
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 10,203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,894 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,974 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,614 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $143,057
Average Home Value $176,003


Median Household Income $46,597
Average Household Income $60,038
Per Capita Income $23,128
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.58%
Households 0.42% 0.47%
Families 0.27% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Sanford, NC 27330 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27330 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 # 66 92nd
Population Density1 # 319 59th
Diversity Index2 # 78 90th
Median Household Income # 262 66th
Per Capita Income # 336 57th

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