Waynesville, NC 28785 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28785: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waynesville, NC 28785

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 107
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,707
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Haywood County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.575, Longitude -83.01
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Waynesville, NC 28785 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,957
Population in Households 7,956
Population in Familes 6,364
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,517
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,341 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,763 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 754 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,824 (34.2%)
Median Home Value $260,725
Average Home Value $297,421


Median Household Income $44,298
Average Household Income $64,159
Per Capita Income $28,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.89%
Households 1.1% 0.89%
Families 0.93% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Waynesville, NC 28785 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28785 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 # 350 55th
Population Density1 # 614 21st
Diversity Index2 # 726 6th
Median Household Income # 317 59th
Per Capita Income # 144 82nd

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