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: 805
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,003
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 517
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 20,512
Population in Households 19,995
Population in Familes 15,504
Population in Group Qrtrs 517
Population Density1 194
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 8,666
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 5,162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,076 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,590 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,543 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $86,182
Average Home Value $113,267


Median Household Income $26,455
Average Household Income $37,993
Per Capita Income $16,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.08%
Households -0.13% -0.17%
Families -0.32% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Kinston, NC 28501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28501 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 # 190 76th
Population Density1 # 311 60th
Diversity Index2 # 310 60th
Median Household Income # 745 4th
Per Capita Income # 713 8th

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