Spruce Pine, NC 28777 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28777: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 487
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,759
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 151
  • County: Mitchell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.914, Longitude -82.072
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,638
Population in Households 8,989
Population in Familes 7,410
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,649
Population Density1 151
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 3,722
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,738 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 984 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,165 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $136,122
Average Home Value $176,507


Median Household Income $37,112
Average Household Income $47,888
Per Capita Income $18,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.0%
Households 0.06% -0.06%
Families -0.11% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

Spruce Pine, NC 28777 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28777 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 # 301 62nd
Population Density1 # 361 54th
Diversity Index2 # 541 31st
Median Household Income # 586 25th
Per Capita Income # 684 13th

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