Lowell, NC 28098 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28098: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lowell, NC 28098

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 195
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,499
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.271, Longitude -81.108
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lowell, NC 28098 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,059
Daytime Population: Workers 1,174
Daytime Population: Residents 2,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,492
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 4,059
Population in Familes 3,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,152
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $40,194
Average Household Income $55,035
Per Capita Income $21,789


Total Housing Units 1,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 568 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $124,094
Average Home Value $153,705


Total Households 1,607
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,092
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 1.15% 1.01%
Households 0.97% 0.92%
Families 0.8% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Lowell, NC 28098 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28098 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 # 477 39th
Population Density # 95 88th
Diversity Index # 478 39th
Median Household Income # 489 38th
Per Capita Income # 477 39th

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