Fairview, NC 28730 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28730: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fairview, NC 28730

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 272
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,556
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Buncombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.524, Longitude -82.411
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fairview, NC 28730 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,127
Population in Households 8,032
Population in Familes 6,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,210
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,581 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 629 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $280,892
Average Home Value $338,842


Median Household Income $55,732
Average Household Income $74,307
Per Capita Income $29,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.22%
Households 1.26% 1.29%
Families 1.2% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.


Fairview, NC 28730 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28730 to the other 771 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 346 55th
Population Density1 # 284 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 701 9th
Median Household Income # 107 86th
Per Capita Income # 123 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.