Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28428: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Acceptable Alternative
Carolina Bch, NC 28428

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 435
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,696
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,404
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.037, Longitude -77.901
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,608
Population in Households 6,608
Population in Familes 4,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,213
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 3,058
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,692
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,556 (24.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,502 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,294 (51.9%)
Median Home Value $314,795
Average Home Value $374,614


Median Household Income $55,735
Average Household Income $78,175
Per Capita Income $36,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.6%
Households 1.29% 1.49%
Families 1.08% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28428 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 # 394 49th
Population Density1 # 88 89th
Diversity Index2 # 732 6th
Median Household Income # 103 87th
Per Capita Income # 67 91st

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