Raleigh, NC 27617 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27617: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Raleigh, NC 27617

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 789
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,228
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,495
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.878, Longitude -78.743
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27617 has segments in 2 Counties (Durham, Wake).

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Raleigh, NC 27617 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 17,332
Population in Households 17,327
Population in Familes 12,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 2,096
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 7,967
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 4,238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,652 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,315 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $286,466
Average Home Value $359,461


Median Household Income $91,969
Average Household Income $121,244
Per Capita Income $55,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.8% 2.3%
Households 2.65% 2.37%
Families 2.34% 2.11%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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 27617 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27617 to the other 771 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 216 72nd
Population Density1 # 41 95th
Diversity Index2 # 217 72nd
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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