Kinston, NC 28504 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28504: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kinston, NC 28504

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 606
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,768
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 84
  • County: Lenoir County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.275, Longitude -77.589
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28504 has segments in 2 Counties (Jones, Lenoir).

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Kinston, NC 28504 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,014
Daytime Population: Workers 13,902
Daytime Population: Residents 11,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,390
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 20,499
Population in Familes 16,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 515
Population Density2 191
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $43,030
Average Household Income $59,864
Per Capita Income $24,649


Total Housing Units 9,441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,568 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,883 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 990 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $114,574
Average Home Value $130,626


Total Households 8,451
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5,639
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 -0.24% -0.37%
Households -0.38% -0.47%
Families -0.56% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Kinston, NC 28504 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28504 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 # 185 76th
Population Density # 321 59th
Diversity Index # 202 74th
Median Household Income # 387 51st
Per Capita Income # 312 60th

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