Lenoir, NC 28645 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28645: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lenoir, NC 28645

Acceptable Alternative
Boone, NC 28645
Cajahs Mountain, NC 28645
Cajahs Mtn, NC 28645
Cedar Rock, NC 28645

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Edgemont, NC 28645
Gamewell, NC 28645
Joyceton, NC 28645
Kings Creek, NC 28645
Laytown, NC 28645
Mortimer, NC 28645
Upton, NC 28645
Valmead, NC 28645
Warrior, NC 28645

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,376
  • Single Family Addresses: 18,884
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 263
  • County: Caldwell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.949, Longitude -81.53
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28645 has segments in 3 Counties (Caldwell, Watauga, Wilkes).

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Lenoir, NC 28645 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 47,074
Population in Households 46,283
Population in Familes 37,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 791
Population Density1 148
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 19,108
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 12,907
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,856 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,252 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,050 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $114,850
Average Home Value $159,109


Median Household Income $36,278
Average Household Income $50,920
Per Capita Income $21,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.29%
Households -0.2% -0.3%
Families -0.37% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.

Lenoir, NC 28645 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28645 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 # 39 95th
Population Density1 # 368 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 521 34th
Median Household Income # 606 23rd
Per Capita Income # 536 32nd

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