Laurel Springs, NC 28644 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28644: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Laurel Springs, NC 28644

Acceptable Alternative
Laurel Spgs, NC 28644

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 22
  • Single Family Addresses: 782
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Alleghany County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.448, Longitude -81.253
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28644 has segments in 3 Counties (Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes).

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Laurel Springs, NC 28644 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,570
Population in Households 1,554
Population in Familes 1,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 23
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 695
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 580 (45.5%)
Median Home Value $168,939
Average Home Value $199,821


Median Household Income $41,567
Average Household Income $55,219
Per Capita Income $24,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.33%
Households 0.33% 0.23%
Families 0.16% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Laurel Springs, NC 28644 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28644 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 # 649 16th
Population Density1 # 723 7th
Diversity Index2 # 665 14th
Median Household Income # 392 50th
Per Capita Income # 261 66th

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