Morganton, NC 28655 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28655: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Morganton, NC 28655

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,219
  • Single Family Addresses: 20,719
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 569
  • 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).

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Morganton, NC 28655 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 57,837
Population in Households 54,890
Population in Familes 44,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,947
Population Density1 181
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 22,658
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 15,200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,458 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,200 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,329 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $129,043
Average Home Value $159,911


Median Household Income $36,433
Average Household Income $48,239
Per Capita Income $19,052
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.1%
Households 0.24% 0.13%
Families 0.07% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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.


Morganton, NC 28655 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28655 to the other 771 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 325 58th
Diversity Index2 # 388 50th
Median Household Income # 561 27th
Per Capita Income # 564 27th

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