Raleigh, NC 27604 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 27604: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Raleigh, NC 27604

Acceptable Alternative
Brentwood, NC 27604

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wake Crossroads, NC 27604
Wilders Grove, NC 27604

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,480
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,526
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,780
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.867, Longitude -78.532
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Raleigh, NC 27604 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 45,221
Population in Households 44,533
Population in Familes 33,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 688
Population Density1 2,357
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 17,836
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 10,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,698 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,138 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,436 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $169,017
Average Home Value $194,561


Median Household Income $49,004
Average Household Income $63,541
Per Capita Income $25,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 1.83%
Households 1.05% 1.75%
Families 0.76% 1.56%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Raleigh, NC 27604 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27604 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 # 43 95th
Population Density1 # 37 95th
Diversity Index2 # 21 97th
Median Household Income # 211 73rd
Per Capita Income # 240 69th

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