Jacksonville, NC 28540 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28540: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Not Acceptable, USPS
New River Marine Corps Air S, NC 28540

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,255
  • Single Family Addresses: 19,499
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 671
  • County: Onslow County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.764, Longitude -77.434
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Jacksonville, NC 28540 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 52,053
Population in Households 51,485
Population in Familes 43,023
Population in Group Qrtrs 568
Population Density1 397
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 19,680
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 14,227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,240 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,440 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,564 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $173,824
Average Home Value $187,954


Median Household Income $42,450
Average Household Income $57,724
Per Capita Income $21,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.64% 1.57%
Households 1.74% 1.57%
Families 1.72% 1.56%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.


Jacksonville, NC 28540 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28540 to the other 771 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 17 98th
Population Density1 # 199 74th
Diversity Index2 # 174 77th
Median Household Income # 358 54th
Per Capita Income # 369 52nd

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