Salisbury, NC 28147 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28147: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salisbury, NC 28147

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 642
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,959
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,145
  • County: Rowan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.668, Longitude -80.533
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Salisbury, NC 28147 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,183
Daytime Population: Workers 11,164
Daytime Population: Residents 13,708
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,872
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 23,917
Population in Familes 19,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,266
Population Density2 318
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $43,925
Average Household Income $58,091
Per Capita Income $21,780


Total Housing Units 9,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,859 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,236 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 895 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $154,074
Average Home Value $191,223


Total Households 9,095
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 6,339
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 0.43% 0.38%
Households 0.27% 0.3%
Families 0.12% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Salisbury, NC 28147 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28147 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 # 153 81st
Population Density # 242 69th
Diversity Index # 163 79th
Median Household Income # 374 52nd
Per Capita Income # 478 39th

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