Franklin, NC 28734 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28734: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Franklin, NC 28734

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,083
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,431
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 524
  • County: Macon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.201, Longitude -83.381
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Neighborhood Data

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Franklin, NC 28734 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,592
Population in Households 28,233
Population in Familes 22,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 359
Population Density1 95
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 12,137
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 8,013
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,077 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,060 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,993 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $173,278
Average Home Value $200,259


Median Household Income $37,678
Average Household Income $50,796
Per Capita Income $21,774
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.51%
Households 0.82% 0.47%
Families 0.66% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

Franklin, NC 28734 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28734 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 # 119 85th
Population Density1 # 469 40th
Diversity Index2 # 596 23rd
Median Household Income # 531 32nd
Per Capita Income # 420 46th

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