Sunbury, NC 27979 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27979: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sunbury, NC 27979

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 49
  • Single Family Addresses: 532
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Gates County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.417, Longitude -76.565
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sunbury, NC 27979 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,747
Population in Households 1,747
Population in Familes 1,505
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 510
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $143,351
Average Home Value $167,820


Median Household Income $52,804
Average Household Income $62,192
Per Capita Income $24,884
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.38%
Households -0.14% -0.37%
Families -0.25% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Sunbury, NC 27979 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27979 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 # 636 18th
Population Density1 # 731 6th
Diversity Index2 # 340 56th
Median Household Income # 142 82nd
Per Capita Income # 256 67th

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