Wilmington, NC 28412 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28412: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wilmington, NC 28412

Not Acceptable, USPS
Wilm, NC 28412

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 882
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,730
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,678
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.142, Longitude -77.915
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wilmington, NC 28412 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,650
Population in Households 39,335
Population in Familes 29,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 315
Population Density1 1,793
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 17,398
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 10,222
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,068 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,330 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,859 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $218,543
Average Home Value $253,826


Median Household Income $50,878
Average Household Income $66,443
Per Capita Income $29,356
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.53%
Households 1.27% 1.4%
Families 1.15% 1.35%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Wilmington, NC 28412 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28412 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 # 65 92nd
Population Density1 # 61 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 478 39th
Median Household Income # 172 78th
Per Capita Income # 121 85th

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