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: 1,174
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,605
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 813
  • 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, 2014)


Total Population 27,325
Population in Households 27,159
Population in Familes 21,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 166
Population Density1 409
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 11,272
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,405
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,695 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,577 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,265 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $129,796
Average Home Value $160,400


Median Household Income $33,076
Average Household Income $47,729
Per Capita Income $19,702
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% -0.25%
Households 0.28% -0.18%
Families 0.08% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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 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 # 125 84th
Population Density1 # 198 74th
Diversity Index2 # 221 72nd
Median Household Income # 621 19th
Per Capita Income # 496 35th

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