Cary, NC 27518 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27518: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cary, NC 27518

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 868
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,736
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,116
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.757, Longitude -78.782
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cary, NC 27518 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,051
Population in Households 22,024
Population in Familes 18,325
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 2,263
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 8,636
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 5,844
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,454 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,182 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 758 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $378,314
Average Home Value $438,096


Median Household Income $105,345
Average Household Income $139,086
Per Capita Income $54,503
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.68% 2.04%
Households 1.6% 1.91%
Families 1.46% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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 27518 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27518 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 # 172 78th
Population Density1 # 39 95th
Diversity Index2 # 469 39th
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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