Gatesville, NC 27938 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Gatesville, NC 27938

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 85
  • Single Family Addresses: 443
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Gates County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.392, Longitude -76.72
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Gatesville, NC 27938 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27938 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 # 658 14th
Population Density1 # 665 13th
Diversity Index2 # 296 62nd
Median Household Income # 294 62nd
Per Capita Income # 436 43rd

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Gatesville, NC 27938 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,362
Population in Households 1,346
Population in Familes 1,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 517
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 368
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $108,602
Average Home Value $130,727


Median Household Income $43,794
Average Household Income $54,564
Per Capita Income $20,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.39% -0.27%
Households -0.23% -0.23%
Families -0.38% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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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