Boomer, NC 28606 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28606: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Boomer, NC 28606

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 23
  • Single Family Addresses: 873
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wilkes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.226, Longitude -81.099
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28606 has segments in 2 Counties (Caldwell, Wilkes).

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Boomer, NC 28606 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,113
Population in Households 2,044
Population in Familes 1,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 650 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $121,676
Average Home Value $162,731


Median Household Income $37,272
Average Household Income $49,361
Per Capita Income $20,496
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.54%
Households 0.74% 0.52%
Families 0.59% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Boomer, NC 28606 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28606 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 # 598 23rd
Population Density1 # 585 25th
Diversity Index2 # 526 33rd
Median Household Income # 543 30th
Per Capita Income # 510 34th

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