Fletcher, NC 28732 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28732: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fletcher, NC 28732

Acceptable Alternative
Mills River, NC 28732

Not Acceptable, USPS
Carolina Hills, NC 28732

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 580
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,756
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Henderson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.422, Longitude -82.5
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28732 has segments in 2 Counties (Buncombe, Henderson).

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Fletcher, NC 28732 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,439
Population in Households 17,220
Population in Familes 14,206
Population in Group Qrtrs 219
Population Density1 436
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 7,001
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,795
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,390 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,611 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 528 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $227,591
Average Home Value $269,940


Median Household Income $49,294
Average Household Income $69,649
Per Capita Income $28,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.47%
Households 1.49% 1.39%
Families 1.33% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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.

Fletcher, NC 28732 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28732 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 216 73rd
Population Density1 # 198 75th
Diversity Index2 # 550 30th
Median Household Income # 239 70th
Per Capita Income # 177 77th

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