Morganton, NC 28655 ZIP Code Profile


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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Morganton, NC 28655

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,234
  • Single Family Addresses: 20,679
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 573
  • County: Burke County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.744, Longitude -81.713
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28655 has segments in 3 Counties (Burke, Caldwell, McDowell).

Morganton, NC 28655 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28655 to the other 766 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 329 57th
Diversity Index2 # 399 48th
Median Household Income # 479 38th
Per Capita Income # 492 36th

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Morganton, NC 28655 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 57,424
Population in Households 54,484
Population in Familes 44,383
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,940
Population Density1 177
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 22,467
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 15,080
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,423 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,044 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,235 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $128,527
Average Home Value $158,277


Median Household Income $37,953
Average Household Income $50,310
Per Capita Income $19,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.06%
Households 0.37% 0.1%
Families 0.17% -0.03%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

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