Clayton, NC 27520 ZIP Code Profile

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Clayton, NC | Whitley Heights, NC

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ZIP Code 27520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Clayton, NC 27520

Not Acceptable, USPS
Archers Lodge, NC 27520
Whitley Heights, NC 27520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 773
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,905
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 994
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.636, Longitude -78.445
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27520 has segments in 2 Counties (Johnston, Wake).

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Clayton, NC 27520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,570
Daytime Population: Workers 11,367
Daytime Population: Residents 19,696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,063
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 41,360
Population in Familes 35,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 210
Population Density2 582
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $57,952
Average Household Income $71,651
Per Capita Income $26,693


Total Housing Units 16,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,238 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,174 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 975 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $167,475
Average Home Value $185,703


Total Households 15,412
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 11,270
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 1.87% 2.44%
Households 1.81% 2.39%
Families 1.62% 2.27%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Clayton, NC 27520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27520 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 # 54 93rd
Population Density # 172 78th
Diversity Index # 234 70th
Median Household Income # 101 87th
Per Capita Income # 229 71st

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