Raleigh, NC 27609 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27609: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Raleigh, NC 27609

Not Acceptable, USPS
North Hills, NC 27609

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,094
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,467
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,463
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.842, Longitude -78.633
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Raleigh, NC 27609 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,456
Population in Households 35,371
Population in Familes 25,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 3,108
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 16,194
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 8,773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,392 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,802 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,571 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $249,539
Average Home Value $339,839


Median Household Income $55,090
Average Household Income $82,915
Per Capita Income $37,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 1.63%
Households 1.16% 1.56%
Families 0.87% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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 27609 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27609 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 # 91 88th
Population Density1 # 20 98th
Diversity Index2 # 177 77th
Median Household Income # 110 86th
Per Capita Income # 53 93rd

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