Halifax, NC 27839 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27839: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Halifax, NC 27839

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 115
  • Single Family Addresses: 969
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Halifax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.327, Longitude -77.587
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Halifax, NC 27839 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,780
Population in Households 2,782
Population in Familes 2,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 998
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,288
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 806
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 898 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 390 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 375 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $82,444
Average Home Value $106,849


Median Household Income $31,210
Average Household Income $43,091
Per Capita Income $19,991
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.41%
Households -0.25% -0.36%
Families -0.41% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   0.78%
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.

Halifax, NC 27839 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27839 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 # 485 38th
Population Density1 # 701 10th
Diversity Index2 # 321 59th
Median Household Income # 682 12th
Per Capita Income # 550 29th

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