Candler, NC 28715 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28715: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Candler, NC 28715

Acceptable Alternative
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 523
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,506
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 11
  • County: Buncombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.537, Longitude -82.681
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Candler, NC 28715 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,743
Population in Households 26,553
Population in Familes 21,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 367
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 10,737
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,434
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,832 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,905 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,323 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $191,123
Average Home Value $234,618


Median Household Income $43,600
Average Household Income $57,787
Per Capita Income $23,382
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 1.42%
Households 1.22% 1.33%
Families 1.08% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Candler, NC 28715 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28715 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 # 133 83rd
Population Density1 # 213 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 610 21st
Median Household Income # 341 56th
Per Capita Income # 315 59th

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