Sapphire, NC 28774 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28774: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sapphire, NC 28774

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 67
  • Single Family Addresses: 942
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Transylvania County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.104, Longitude -82.978
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28774 has segments in 2 Counties (Jackson, Transylvania).

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Sapphire, NC 28774 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,394
Daytime Population: Workers 918
Daytime Population: Residents 768
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,686
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 1,394
Population in Familes 1,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $46,572
Average Household Income $76,671
Per Capita Income $37,070


Total Housing Units 2,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 520 (17.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 ( 5.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,237 (76.8%)
Median Home Value $273,810
Average Home Value $421,538


Total Households 674
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 431
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 1.98% 1.04%
Households 1.97% 1.02%
Families 1.75% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Sapphire, NC 28774 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28774 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 # 661 16th
Population Density # 683 13th
Diversity Index # 632 19th
Median Household Income # 301 62nd
Per Capita Income # 72 91st

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