Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 ZIP Code Profile

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Ocean Isle Beach, NC | Shallotte, NC

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ZIP Code 28469: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Acceptable Alternative
Ocean Isl Bch, NC 28469
Shallotte, NC 28469

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ocean Isle, NC 28469

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 550
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,077
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 13
  • County: Brunswick County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.924, Longitude -78.459
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,787
Population in Households 6,787
Population in Familes 5,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 273
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 3,055
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 2,122
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,435 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 620 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,389 (63.8%)
Median Home Value $299,731
Average Home Value $380,534


Median Household Income $52,708
Average Household Income $74,010
Per Capita Income $33,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.17% 2.34%
Households 1.95% 2.33%
Families 1.83% 2.27%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28469 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 # 394 50th
Population Density1 # 271 65th
Diversity Index2 # 537 32nd
Median Household Income # 168 79th
Per Capita Income # 99 87th

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