Lake Lure, NC 28746 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28746: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Lure, NC 28746

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 132
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,991
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Rutherford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.452, Longitude -82.19
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lake Lure, NC 28746 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,472
Daytime Population: Workers 1,116
Daytime Population: Residents 1,668
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 2,469
Population in Familes 1,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $48,779
Average Household Income $71,968
Per Capita Income $33,482


Total Housing Units 3,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 941 (29.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 208 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,099 (64.6%)
Median Home Value $257,708
Average Home Value $318,996


Total Households 1,149
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 753
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% -0.02%
Households 0.08% -0.09%
Families -0.13% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.88%

Lake Lure, NC 28746 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28746 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 # 569 27th
Population Density # 626 20th
Diversity Index # 602 24th
Median Household Income # 253 68th
Per Capita Income # 98 88th

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