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, 2017)


Total Population 40,365
Daytime Population: Workers 11,754
Daytime Population: Residents 20,217
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,971
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 40,040
Population in Familes 29,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 325
Population Density2 1,768
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $52,369
Average Household Income $69,800
Per Capita Income $30,815


Total Housing Units 19,591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,132 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,570 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,889 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $221,034
Average Home Value $256,904


Total Households 17,702
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 10,382
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 1.4% 1.48%
Households 1.27% 1.4%
Families 1.12% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Wilmington, NC 28412 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28412 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 # 64 92nd
Population Density # 64 92nd
Diversity Index # 480 39th
Median Household Income # 173 78th
Per Capita Income # 123 84th

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