Wake Forest, NC 27587 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27587: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wake Forest, NC 27587

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,103
  • Single Family Addresses: 22,563
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 915
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.963, Longitude -78.517
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27587 has segments in 4 Counties (Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Wake).

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Wake Forest, NC 27587 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65,740
Population in Households 65,436
Population in Familes 58,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density1 639
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 23,003
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 17,771
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,331 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,672 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,750 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $276,945
Average Home Value $327,361


Median Household Income $77,787
Average Household Income $96,489
Per Capita Income $33,880
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.31% 3.06%
Households 3.3% 2.98%
Families 3.14% 2.9%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Wake Forest, NC 27587 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27587 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 151 81st
Diversity Index2 # 423 46th
Median Household Income # 31 96th
Per Capita Income # 80 90th

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