Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27870: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Acceptable Alternative
Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870
Roanoke Rapids Air Force Sta, NC 27870
Ronok Rpd Afs, NC 27870

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,150
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,664
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 819
  • County: Halifax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.451, Longitude -77.655
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,528
Population in Households 26,365
Population in Familes 21,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density1 412
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 10,942
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,339 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,603 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,381 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $102,289
Average Home Value $135,017


Median Household Income $36,680
Average Household Income $51,406
Per Capita Income $21,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.61%
Households -0.11% -0.52%
Families -0.29% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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.

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27870 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 140 82nd
Population Density1 # 208 74th
Diversity Index2 # 223 71st
Median Household Income # 600 23rd
Per Capita Income # 513 35th

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