Kinston, NC 28501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kinston, NC 28501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 806
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,903
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 515
  • County: Lenoir County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.273, Longitude -77.598
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28501 has segments in 2 Counties (Jones, Lenoir).

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Kinston, NC 28501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,614
Daytime Population: Workers 9,106
Daytime Population: Residents 12,748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 19,114
Population in Familes 14,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density2 196
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $26,900
Average Household Income $39,322
Per Capita Income $17,056


Total Housing Units 9,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,787 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,478 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,719 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $88,363
Average Home Value $116,530


Total Households 8,265
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 4,890
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 -0.32% -0.38%
Households -0.48% -0.5%
Families -0.69% -0.63%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Kinston, NC 28501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28501 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 # 198 75th
Population Density # 317 60th
Diversity Index # 317 60th
Median Household Income # 756 3rd
Per Capita Income # 717 8th

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