Newton, NC 28658 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28658: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newton, NC 28658

Not Acceptable, USPS
Blackburn, NC 28658
Drums Crossroads, NC 28658
Duan, NC 28658
Olivers Crossroads, NC 28658
Propst Crossroads, NC 28658
South Newton, NC 28658
Startown, NC 28658

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 801
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,090
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 408
  • County: Catawba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.658, Longitude -81.233
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Newton, NC 28658 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,922
Population in Households 26,355
Population in Familes 21,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 567
Population Density1 367
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 10,230
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 7,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,798 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,432 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 993 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $126,434
Average Home Value $164,695


Median Household Income $38,674
Average Household Income $52,545
Per Capita Income $20,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.24%
Households 0.05% 0.14%
Families -0.09% 0.06%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Newton, NC 28658 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28658 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 # 131 83rd
Population Density1 # 214 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 348 55th
Median Household Income # 496 36th
Per Capita Income # 508 35th

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