Charlotte, NC 28278 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28278: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charlotte, NC 28278

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 617
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,338
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,314
  • County: Mecklenburg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.102, Longitude -81.025
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Charlotte, NC 28278 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,154
Daytime Population: Workers 7,355
Daytime Population: Residents 12,874
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,229
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 27,154
Population in Familes 23,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 967
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $80,817
Average Household Income $101,368
Per Capita Income $36,102


Total Housing Units 10,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,629 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,042 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 757 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $228,623
Average Home Value $314,360


Total Households 9,671
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 7,332
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 5.01% 3.38%
Households 4.66% 3.22%
Families 4.62% 3.18%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Charlotte, NC 28278 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28278 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 # 132 83rd
Population Density # 117 85th
Diversity Index # 57 93rd
Median Household Income # 30 96th
Per Capita Income # 77 90th

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