Belmont, NC 28012 ZIP Code Profile

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Belmont, NC | Catawba Heights, NC

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ZIP Code 28012: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Belmont, NC 28012

Not Acceptable, USPS
Catawba Heights, NC 28012

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 801
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,540
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 798
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.244, Longitude -81.036
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Belmont, NC 28012 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,748
Population in Households 21,049
Population in Familes 17,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 699
Population Density1 769
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 8,567
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,880
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,008 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,559 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 843 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $198,498
Average Home Value $267,198


Median Household Income $55,595
Average Household Income $78,906
Per Capita Income $31,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.14%
Households 1.42% 1.16%
Families 1.34% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Belmont, NC 28012 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28012 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 # 176 77th
Population Density1 # 132 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 520 33rd
Median Household Income # 105 87th
Per Capita Income # 96 88th

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