Shelby, NC 28152 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28152: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shelby, NC 28152

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 694
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,456
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 700
  • County: Cleveland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.255, Longitude -81.561
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Shelby, NC 28152 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,089
Population in Households 24,909
Population in Familes 20,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,180
Population Density1 322
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 9,985
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 6,938
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,385 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,600 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,030 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $114,109
Average Home Value $135,489


Median Household Income $38,548
Average Household Income $51,332
Per Capita Income $20,706
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.23%
Households 0.48% 0.27%
Families 0.35% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Shelby, NC 28152 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28152 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 # 141 82nd
Population Density1 # 232 70th
Diversity Index2 # 404 48th
Median Household Income # 502 35th
Per Capita Income # 496 36th

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