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: 892
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,634
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 21,148
Daytime Population: Workers 9,508
Daytime Population: Residents 12,889
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 20,765
Population in Familes 16,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 383
Population Density2 207
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $33,905
Average Household Income $46,902
Per Capita Income $19,371


Total Housing Units 9,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,722 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,821 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,365 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $120,007
Average Home Value $145,766


Total Households 8,543
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5,641
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 0.0% 0.08%
Households -0.11% 0.01%
Families -0.27% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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

The table below compares 28659 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 # 181 77th
Population Density # 311 60th
Diversity Index # 475 39th
Median Household Income # 669 15th
Per Capita Income # 642 18th

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