Hot Springs, NC 28743 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28743: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bluff, NC 28743
Joe, NC 28743
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Paint Rock, NC 28743
Spring Creek, NC 28743
Trust, NC 28743

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 148
  • Single Family Addresses: 895
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Madison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.846, Longitude -82.871
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Hot Springs, NC 28743 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,442
Population in Households 2,420
Population in Familes 1,857
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,102
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 671
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 (31.0%)
Median Home Value $158,430
Average Home Value $226,912


Median Household Income $32,489
Average Household Income $41,896
Per Capita Income $19,134
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.49% 1.32%
Households 1.42% 1.31%
Families 1.27% 1.22%
Median Household Income   -2.26%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
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.

Hot Springs, NC 28743 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28743 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 # 574 26th
Population Density1 # 730 6th
Diversity Index2 # 742 4th
Median Household Income # 664 14th
Per Capita Income # 613 21st

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