Vale, NC 28168 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28168: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Vale, NC 28168

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 123
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,062
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Lincoln County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.495, Longitude -81.415
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28168 has segments in 4 Counties (Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln).

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Vale, NC 28168 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,279
Population in Households 10,273
Population in Familes 8,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 118
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 3,927
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 2,872
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,007 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 920 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 472 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $137,609
Average Home Value $189,333


Median Household Income $42,720
Average Household Income $53,962
Per Capita Income $20,631
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.13%
Households -0.05% 0.03%
Families -0.18% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Vale, NC 28168 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28168 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 # 307 61st
Population Density1 # 412 47th
Diversity Index2 # 646 17th
Median Household Income # 362 53rd
Per Capita Income # 500 36th

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