Purlear, NC 28665 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28665: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Purlear, NC 28665

Not Acceptable, USPS
Maple Springs, NC 28665
Parsonville, NC 28665
Walsh, NC 28665

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 24
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,135
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wilkes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.221, Longitude -81.388
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Purlear, NC 28665 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,859
Population in Households 2,859
Population in Familes 2,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,173
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 809
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 893 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 387 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $127,542
Average Home Value $169,177


Median Household Income $33,028
Average Household Income $48,143
Per Capita Income $19,752
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.51%
Households 0.61% 0.44%
Families 0.46% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Purlear, NC 28665 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28665 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 # 540 30th
Population Density1 # 637 18th
Diversity Index2 # 734 5th
Median Household Income # 653 16th
Per Capita Income # 568 27th

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