North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28659: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Acceptable Alternative
N Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Not Acceptable, USPS
Call, NC 28659
Cricket, NC 28659
Fairplains, NC 28659
Hunting Creek, NC 28659
Mulberry, NC 28659
Quarry, NC 28659
Spurgeon, NC 28659
Windy Gap, NC 28659

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 899
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,613
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 165
  • County: Wilkes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.234, Longitude -81.113
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,612
Population in Households 21,235
Population in Familes 17,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density1 216
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 8,719
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,781
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,892 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,827 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,352 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $115,526
Average Home Value $142,401


Median Household Income $31,821
Average Household Income $44,190
Per Capita Income $18,237
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.12%
Households 0.03% 0.05%
Families -0.11% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28659 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 # 180 77th
Population Density1 # 292 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 482 38th
Median Household Income # 675 13th
Per Capita Income # 654 16th

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