Kings Mountain, NC 28086 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28086: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Acceptable Alternative
Kings Mtn, NC 28086

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 808
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,743
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 111
  • County: Cleveland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.247, Longitude -81.361
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28086 has segments in 2 Counties (Cleveland, Gaston).

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Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,096
Daytime Population: Workers 8,618
Daytime Population: Residents 14,357
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,975
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 25,795
Population in Familes 21,573
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $44,137
Average Household Income $57,740
Per Capita Income $22,787


Total Housing Units 11,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,971 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,204 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,343 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $124,191
Average Home Value $155,864


Total Households 10,175
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 7,196
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% -0.08%
Households 0.0% -0.1%
Families -0.17% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Kings Mountain, NC 28086 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28086 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 # 144 82nd
Population Density # 257 67th
Diversity Index # 476 39th
Median Household Income # 368 53rd
Per Capita Income # 411 48th

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