Catawba, NC 28609 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28609: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Catawba, NC 28609

Acceptable Alternative
Longisland, NC 28609

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 87
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,229
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Catawba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.667, Longitude -81
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Catawba, NC 28609 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,308
Population in Households 6,308
Population in Familes 5,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,451
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,816
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,958 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $127,949
Average Home Value $219,586


Median Household Income $51,854
Average Household Income $66,651
Per Capita Income $25,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.51%
Households 0.42% 0.4%
Families 0.31% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Catawba, NC 28609 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28609 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 # 403 48th
Population Density1 # 373 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 571 26th
Median Household Income # 156 80th
Per Capita Income # 217 72nd

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