Granite Falls, NC 28630 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28630: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Acceptable Alternative
Sawmills, NC 28630

Not Acceptable, USPS
Baton, NC 28630
Dudley Shoals, NC 28630
Grace Chapel, NC 28630

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 439
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,561
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 102
  • County: Caldwell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.816, Longitude -81.457
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Granite Falls, NC 28630 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,002
Daytime Population: Workers 3,913
Daytime Population: Residents 10,736
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,649
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 19,889
Population in Familes 16,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 332
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $45,003
Average Household Income $57,906
Per Capita Income $22,890


Total Housing Units 8,725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,710 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,147 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 868 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $116,928
Average Home Value $148,980


Total Households 7,857
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 5,690
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.2%
Households -0.05% -0.2%
Families -0.2% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Granite Falls, NC 28630 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28630 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 195 75th
Population Density # 237 70th
Diversity Index # 686 13th
Median Household Income # 346 56th
Per Capita Income # 407 48th

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