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, 2016)


Total Population 33,467
Population in Households 33,255
Population in Familes 26,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 2,863
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 13,634
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 8,826
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,745 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,889 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $225,945
Average Home Value $270,283


Median Household Income $67,821
Average Household Income $91,923
Per Capita Income $37,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 1.42%
Households 0.84% 1.38%
Families 0.57% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.23%
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.

Cary, NC 27511 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27511 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 # 100 87th
Population Density1 # 24 97th
Diversity Index2 # 194 75th
Median Household Income # 52 93rd
Per Capita Income # 55 93rd

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