Mars Hill, NC 28754 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28754: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mars Hill, NC 28754

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 243
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,097
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 56
  • County: Madison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.877, Longitude -82.54
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28754 has segments in 2 Counties (Madison, Yancey).

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Mars Hill, NC 28754 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,275
Population in Households 7,373
Population in Familes 6,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 902
Population Density1 96
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 3,056
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,138
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,222 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 834 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,134 (27.1%)
Median Home Value $207,336
Average Home Value $260,599


Median Household Income $42,264
Average Household Income $57,673
Per Capita Income $24,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.71%
Households 0.64% 0.76%
Families 0.48% 0.66%
Median Household Income   -0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Mars Hill, NC 28754 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28754 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 # 342 56th
Population Density1 # 466 40th
Diversity Index2 # 656 16th
Median Household Income # 372 52nd
Per Capita Income # 286 63rd

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