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: 447
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,539
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 104
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 20,153
Population in Households 20,041
Population in Familes 16,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density1 334
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 7,897
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,745
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,764 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,133 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 786 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $111,279
Average Home Value $141,746


Median Household Income $43,084
Average Household Income $55,452
Per Capita Income $21,870
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.14%
Households 0.01% -0.14%
Families -0.12% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

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

The table below compares 28630 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 # 193 75th
Population Density1 # 226 71st
Diversity Index2 # 679 13th
Median Household Income # 352 55th
Per Capita Income # 413 47th

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