Cherokee, NC 28719 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28719: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cherokee, NC 28719

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ocono Lufty, NC 28719

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 231
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,298
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Swain County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.474, Longitude -83.341
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cherokee, NC 28719 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,587
Population in Households 7,454
Population in Familes 6,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,662
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 1,845
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,882 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 780 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 816 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $106,357
Average Home Value $138,868


Median Household Income $27,638
Average Household Income $39,225
Per Capita Income $14,060
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.5%
Households 0.53% 0.37%
Families 0.39% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Cherokee, NC 28719 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28719 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 # 365 53rd
Population Density1 # 693 11th
Diversity Index2 # 237 69th
Median Household Income # 726 6th
Per Capita Income # 749 3rd

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