Wilmington, NC 28409 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28409: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilmington, NC 28409

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wilm, NC 28409

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 113
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,058
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 416
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.165, Longitude -77.873
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wilmington, NC 28409 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,117
Daytime Population: Workers 4,844
Daytime Population: Residents 17,003
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,847
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 33,998
Population in Familes 28,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 1,449
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $76,313
Average Household Income $100,908
Per Capita Income $39,299


Total Housing Units 14,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,637 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,620 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 877 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $291,126
Average Home Value $368,736


Total Households 13,257
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 9,718
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 1.43% 1.49%
Households 1.36% 1.45%
Families 1.2% 1.35%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Wilmington, NC 28409 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28409 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 # 100 87th
Population Density # 78 90th
Diversity Index # 605 23rd
Median Household Income # 39 95th
Per Capita Income # 58 93rd

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