Gatesville, NC 27938 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27938: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gatesville, NC 27938

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 86
  • Single Family Addresses: 439
  • 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

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Gatesville, NC 27938 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,359
Population in Households 1,343
Population in Familes 1,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 112 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $98,801
Average Home Value $126,100


Median Household Income $45,314
Average Household Income $55,471
Per Capita Income $21,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.85% -0.88%
Households -0.71% -0.86%
Families -0.85% -0.93%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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.


Gatesville, NC 27938 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27938 to the other 771 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 661 14th
Population Density1 # 610 21st
Diversity Index2 # 298 62nd
Median Household Income # 277 64th
Per Capita Income # 400 48th

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