Clayton, NC 27527 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27527: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Clayton, NC 27527

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 120
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,454
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,218
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.651, Longitude -78.457
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Clayton, NC 27527 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,645
Daytime Population: Workers 3,298
Daytime Population: Residents 14,278
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,576
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 25,603
Population in Familes 23,099
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 557
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $73,781
Average Household Income $91,385
Per Capita Income $30,744


Total Housing Units 8,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,218 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,398 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $227,386
Average Home Value $262,109


Total Households 8,616
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 6,954
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 4.39% 3.28%
Households 4.36% 3.26%
Families 4.09% 3.12%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Clayton, NC 27527 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27527 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 # 150 81st
Population Density # 175 78th
Diversity Index # 439 44th
Median Household Income # 45 94th
Per Capita Income # 125 84th

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