Roaring River, NC 28669 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28669: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Roaring River, NC 28669

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lomax, NC 28669

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 31
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,206
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wilkes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.191, Longitude -80.999
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Roaring River, NC 28669 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,045
Population in Households 3,043
Population in Familes 2,587
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,193
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 859
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 910 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $96,970
Average Home Value $127,418


Median Household Income $34,607
Average Household Income $46,858
Per Capita Income $18,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.16%
Households 0.08% 0.07%
Families -0.07% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Roaring River, NC 28669 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28669 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 # 526 32nd
Population Density1 # 546 30th
Diversity Index2 # 620 20th
Median Household Income # 623 20th
Per Capita Income # 646 17th

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