Kenly, NC 27542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kenly, NC 27542

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bagley, NC 27542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 180
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,342
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.591, Longitude -78.122
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27542 has segments in 3 Counties (Johnston, Wayne, Wilson).

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Kenly, NC 27542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,031
Population in Households 10,026
Population in Familes 8,301
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 111
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 3,838
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,657
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,642 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,196 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 503 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $115,726
Average Home Value $153,416


Median Household Income $43,807
Average Household Income $55,977
Per Capita Income $21,429
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.8%
Households 0.67% 0.74%
Families 0.47% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.34%
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.

Kenly, NC 27542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27542 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 # 312 60th
Population Density1 # 426 45th
Diversity Index2 # 309 60th
Median Household Income # 335 57th
Per Capita Income # 441 43rd

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