Cary, NC 27511 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27511: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cary, NC 27511

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,361
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,244
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,590
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.759, Longitude -78.781
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cary, NC 27511 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,047
Daytime Population: Workers 21,017
Daytime Population: Residents 16,043
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,060
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 33,828
Population in Familes 26,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 219
Population Density2 2,887
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $70,984
Average Household Income $96,985
Per Capita Income $39,616


Total Housing Units 14,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,812 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,038 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 912 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $228,747
Average Home Value $270,983


Total Households 13,850
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 8,945
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 1.34%
Households 0.92% 1.3%
Families 0.66% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Cary, NC 27511 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27511 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 101 87th
Population Density # 26 97th
Diversity Index # 192 76th
Median Household Income # 50 94th
Per Capita Income # 55 93rd

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