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: 1,240
  • Single Family Addresses: 20,854
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 582
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 56,379
Daytime Population: Workers 25,325
Daytime Population: Residents 30,930
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 54,073
Population in Familes 43,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,306
Population Density2 171
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $39,196
Average Household Income $54,866
Per Capita Income $22,219


Total Housing Units 25,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,941 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,250 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,562 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $132,281
Average Home Value $179,734


Total Households 22,191
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 14,819
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.11%
Households -0.02% -0.14%
Families -0.19% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Morganton, NC 28655 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28655 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 # 13 98th
Population Density # 341 57th
Diversity Index # 403 49th
Median Household Income # 516 34th
Per Capita Income # 447 43rd

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