Mills River, NC 28759 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28759: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mills River, NC 28759

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 181
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,011
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 68
  • County: Henderson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.302, Longitude -82.581
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28759 has segments in 2 Counties (Buncombe, Henderson).

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Mills River, NC 28759 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,458
Population in Households 7,445
Population in Familes 6,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 282
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 3,026
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,213
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,523 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 503 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $244,202
Average Home Value $286,673


Median Household Income $55,411
Average Household Income $70,148
Per Capita Income $28,507
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.85%
Households 0.44% 0.72%
Families 0.33% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Mills River, NC 28759 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28759 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 # 369 53rd
Population Density1 # 254 67th
Diversity Index2 # 677 13th
Median Household Income # 108 86th
Per Capita Income # 139 82nd

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