Charlotte, NC 28208 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28208: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charlotte, NC 28208

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,688
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,436
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,400
  • County: Mecklenburg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.235, Longitude -80.907
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charlotte, NC 28208 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,351
Population in Households 37,921
Population in Familes 29,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 430
Population Density1 1,769
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 14,081
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 8,642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,148 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,933 (54.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,318 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $90,164
Average Home Value $115,710


Median Household Income $29,070
Average Household Income $37,990
Per Capita Income $14,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.93% 2.02%
Households 1.76% 1.97%
Families 1.54% 1.84%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Charlotte, NC 28208 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28208 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 # 77 90th
Population Density1 # 63 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 314 60th
Median Household Income # 716 8th
Per Capita Income # 747 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.