Raleigh, NC 27617 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Raleigh, NC 27617

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 786
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,830
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,356
  • 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).

Raleigh, NC 27617 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27617 to the other 766 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 220 71st
Population Density1 # 46 94th
Diversity Index2 # 210 72nd
Median Household Income # 8 99th
Per Capita Income # 4 100th

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Raleigh, NC 27617 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 16,494
Population in Households 16,488
Population in Familes 11,797
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,940
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 7,516
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 3,987
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,402 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,114 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $288,959
Average Home Value $364,690


Median Household Income $87,637
Average Household Income $118,680
Per Capita Income $54,081
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.15% 2.1%
Households 1.92% 2.13%
Families 1.41% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.

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