Kure Beach, NC 28449 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28449: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fort Fisher Air Force Statio, NC 28449

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 86
  • Single Family Addresses: 835
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.997, Longitude -77.909
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Kure Beach, NC 28449 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,944
Population in Households 1,944
Population in Familes 1,559
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 900
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 299 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,287 (58.8%)
Median Home Value $410,870
Average Home Value $486,314


Median Household Income $78,527
Average Household Income $114,682
Per Capita Income $53,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 1.79%
Households 1.86% 1.61%
Families 1.72% 1.54%
Median Household Income   2.97%
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.

Kure Beach, NC 28449 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28449 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 # 617 21st
Population Density1 # 181 77th
Diversity Index2 # 745 4th
Median Household Income # 30 96th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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