Grassy Creek, NC 28631 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28631: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grassy Creek, NC 28631

Not Acceptable, USPS
Helton, NC 28631
Sussex, NC 28631

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • Single Family Addresses: 345
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Ashe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.547, Longitude -81.434
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28631 has segments in 2 Counties (Alleghany, Ashe).

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Grassy Creek, NC 28631 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 506
Population in Households 503
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 (57.9%)
Median Home Value $148,026
Average Home Value $182,821


Median Household Income $38,351
Average Household Income $56,000
Per Capita Income $25,685
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.0%
Households 0.12% -0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

Grassy Creek, NC 28631 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28631 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 # 727 7th
Population Density1 # 733 6th
Diversity Index2 # 695 11th
Median Household Income # 546 30th
Per Capita Income # 268 66th

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