Valdese, NC 28690 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28690: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Valdese, NC 28690

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 277
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,653
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Burke County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.743, Longitude -81.564
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Valdese, NC 28690 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,314
Population in Households 9,180
Population in Familes 7,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 404
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 4,016
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 2,605
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,782 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,234 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 603 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $122,381
Average Home Value $155,311


Median Household Income $37,197
Average Household Income $52,794
Per Capita Income $23,131
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.31%
Households -0.46% -0.33%
Families -0.61% -0.41%
Median Household Income   -1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

Valdese, NC 28690 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28690 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 # 322 59th
Population Density1 # 200 74th
Diversity Index2 # 641 18th
Median Household Income # 545 30th
Per Capita Income # 335 57th

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