Cherryville, NC 28021 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28021: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cherryville, NC 28021

Not Acceptable, USPS
Flay, NC 28021

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 415
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,139
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 103
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.381, Longitude -81.376
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28021 has segments in 3 Counties (Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln).

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Cherryville, NC 28021 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,314
Population in Households 13,142
Population in Familes 11,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 172
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 5,221
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 3,712
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,801 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,420 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 717 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $129,452
Average Home Value $167,969


Median Household Income $44,392
Average Household Income $59,842
Per Capita Income $23,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.12%
Households 0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.13% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
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.

Cherryville, NC 28021 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28021 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 259 67th
Population Density1 # 295 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 539 31st
Median Household Income # 358 54th
Per Capita Income # 361 54th

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