Highlands, NC 28741 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28741: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Highlands, NC 28741

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 487
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,182
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 282
  • County: Macon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.056, Longitude -83.206
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28741 has segments in 2 Counties (Jackson, Macon).

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Highlands, NC 28741 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,258
Population in Households 3,184
Population in Familes 2,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,537
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 939
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,166 (19.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 ( 6.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,477 (74.4%)
Median Home Value $387,333
Average Home Value $458,576


Median Household Income $48,585
Average Household Income $87,169
Per Capita Income $41,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.27%
Households 0.5% 0.25%
Families 0.31% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Highlands, NC 28741 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28741 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 # 508 35th
Population Density1 # 658 15th
Diversity Index2 # 647 17th
Median Household Income # 220 72nd
Per Capita Income # 35 96th

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