Creston, NC 28615 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28615: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Creston, NC 28615

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ashland, NC 28615
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 29
  • Single Family Addresses: 921
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Ashe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.447, Longitude -81.659
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Creston, NC 28615 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,016
Population in Households 2,011
Population in Familes 1,654
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 885
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 601
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 731 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $105,198
Average Home Value $187,209


Median Household Income $34,946
Average Household Income $46,034
Per Capita Income $20,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.13%
Households -0.3% -0.2%
Families -0.45% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Creston, NC 28615 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28615 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 # 607 22nd
Population Density1 # 688 11th
Diversity Index2 # 741 5th
Median Household Income # 612 21st
Per Capita Income # 530 32nd

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