Wendell, NC 27591 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27591: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wendell, NC 27591

Acceptable Alternative
Eagle Rock, NC 27591

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 419
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,191
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 224
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.793, Longitude -78.388
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27591 has segments in 2 Counties (Johnston, Wake).

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Wendell, NC 27591 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,857
Population in Households 21,742
Population in Familes 18,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 319
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 7,916
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 5,764
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,814 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,102 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 639 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $158,251
Average Home Value $191,318


Median Household Income $53,155
Average Household Income $66,758
Per Capita Income $24,311
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.87%
Households 1.0% 1.82%
Families 0.81% 1.69%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Wendell, NC 27591 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27591 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 # 174 78th
Population Density1 # 233 70th
Diversity Index2 # 97 88th
Median Household Income # 136 83rd
Per Capita Income # 273 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.