Topton, NC 28781 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28781: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Topton, NC 28781

Acceptable Alternative
Aquone, NC 28781

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 24
  • Single Family Addresses: 551
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 50
  • County: Cherokee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.257, Longitude -83.696
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28781 has segments in 2 Counties (Cherokee, Macon).

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Topton, NC 28781 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 940
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 754
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 11
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 424
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (31.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 650 (60.5%)
Median Home Value $142,391
Average Home Value $195,610


Median Household Income $28,777
Average Household Income $42,020
Per Capita Income $18,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.73% 0.98%
Households 1.71% 0.97%
Families 1.55% 0.79%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Topton, NC 28781 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28781 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 # 690 12th
Population Density1 # 762 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 734 6th
Median Household Income # 734 6th
Per Capita Income # 656 16th

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