Bessemer City, NC 28016 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28016: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bessemer City, NC 28016

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 311
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,425
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 50
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.286, Longitude -81.283
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Bessemer City, NC 28016 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,708
Population in Households 13,697
Population in Familes 11,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 294
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 5,323
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 3,764
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,468 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,855 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 877 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $98,483
Average Home Value $125,137


Median Household Income $38,942
Average Household Income $52,581
Per Capita Income $20,439
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% 0.36%
Households -0.09% 0.4%
Families -0.24% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Bessemer City, NC 28016 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28016 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 # 252 68th
Population Density1 # 250 68th
Diversity Index2 # 514 34th
Median Household Income # 489 37th
Per Capita Income # 517 33rd

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