Ash, NC 28420 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28420: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ash, NC 28420

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 41
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,466
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.056, Longitude -78.518
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Neighborhood Data

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Ash, NC 28420 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,986
Population in Households 3,974
Population in Familes 3,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 37
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,559
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,094
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,100 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $105,159
Average Home Value $141,636


Median Household Income $36,506
Average Household Income $50,866
Per Capita Income $19,903
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 1.71%
Households 1.55% 1.77%
Families 1.38% 1.68%
Median Household Income   4.11%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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.


Ash, NC 28420 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28420 to the other 771 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 482 38th
Population Density1 # 664 14th
Diversity Index2 # 275 64th
Median Household Income # 557 28th
Per Capita Income # 508 34th

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