Charlotte, NC 28216 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28216: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charlotte, NC 28216

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,625
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,571
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,432
  • County: Mecklenburg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.286, Longitude -80.88
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charlotte, NC 28216 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,742
Population in Households 52,210
Population in Familes 42,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,532
Population Density1 1,820
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 19,718
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 13,042
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,780 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,938 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,792 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $134,934
Average Home Value $175,480


Median Household Income $49,543
Average Household Income $64,498
Per Capita Income $24,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.14% 2.13%
Households 1.95% 2.11%
Families 1.73% 1.97%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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 28216 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28216 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 # 18 98th
Population Density1 # 57 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 173 78th
Median Household Income # 201 74th
Per Capita Income # 278 64th

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