Benson, NC 27504 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27504: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Benson, NC 27504

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 587
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,976
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 36
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.394, Longitude -78.548
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27504 has segments in 2 Counties (Harnett, Johnston).

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Benson, NC 27504 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,071
Population in Households 15,888
Population in Familes 13,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density1 169
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 6,081
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 4,205
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,027 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,054 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 774 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $132,305
Average Home Value $160,243


Median Household Income $48,319
Average Household Income $61,063
Per Capita Income $23,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.15%
Households 0.88% 1.09%
Families 0.67% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Benson, NC 27504 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27504 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 # 226 71st
Population Density1 # 338 57th
Diversity Index2 # 291 63rd
Median Household Income # 227 71st
Per Capita Income # 314 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.