Whittier, NC 28789 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28789: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whittier, NC 28789

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 134
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,006
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.457, Longitude -83.287
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28789 has segments in 2 Counties (Jackson, Swain).

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Whittier, NC 28789 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,113
Population in Households 6,106
Population in Familes 4,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 95
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 2,584
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,881 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 703 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,467 (36.2%)
Median Home Value $149,451
Average Home Value $200,040


Median Household Income $37,561
Average Household Income $49,558
Per Capita Income $20,967
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.59%
Households 0.16% 0.51%
Families -0.03% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Whittier, NC 28789 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28789 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 # 410 47th
Population Density1 # 468 40th
Diversity Index2 # 332 58th
Median Household Income # 534 31st
Per Capita Income # 477 39th

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