Deep Gap, NC 28618 ZIP Code Profile

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Deep Gap, NC | Stony Fork, NC | Triplett, NC

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ZIP Code 28618: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Deep Gap, NC 28618

Acceptable Alternative
Triplett, NC 28618

Not Acceptable, USPS
Meadow Creek, NC 28618
Stony Fork, NC 28618

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 74
  • Single Family Addresses: 993
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1
  • County: Watauga County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.192, Longitude -81.53
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28618 has segments in 2 Counties (Watauga, Wilkes).

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Deep Gap, NC 28618 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,467
Population in Households 2,460
Population in Familes 2,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,016
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 707
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 772 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 505 (33.2%)
Median Home Value $199,632
Average Home Value $240,576


Median Household Income $48,278
Average Household Income $58,013
Per Capita Income $23,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.84%
Households 0.73% 0.76%
Families 0.65% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Deep Gap, NC 28618 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28618 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 # 571 26th
Population Density1 # 542 30th
Diversity Index2 # 687 11th
Median Household Income # 228 71st
Per Capita Income # 291 63rd

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