Elk Park, NC 28622 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28622: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elk Park, NC 28622

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cranberry, NC 28622
Darkridge, NC 28622
Flat Springs, NC 28622
Heaton, NC 28622
Whaley, NC 28622

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • Single Family Addresses: 836
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 50
  • County: Avery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.176, Longitude -81.955
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28622 has segments in 2 Counties (Avery, Watauga).

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Elk Park, NC 28622 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,803
Population in Households 2,714
Population in Familes 2,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 88
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,177
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 797
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 888 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $137,853
Average Home Value $207,827


Median Household Income $33,805
Average Household Income $49,417
Per Capita Income $21,226
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.99%
Households 1.21% 1.08%
Families 1.09% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Elk Park, NC 28622 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28622 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 # 545 30th
Population Density1 # 490 37th
Diversity Index2 # 703 9th
Median Household Income # 637 18th
Per Capita Income # 454 42nd

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