Zirconia, NC 28790 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28790: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Zirconia, NC 28790

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 48
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,192
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Henderson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.233, Longitude -82.416
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Zirconia, NC 28790 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,515
Daytime Population: Workers 944
Daytime Population: Residents 2,046
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,506
Population in Familes 3,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $47,221
Average Household Income $65,721
Per Capita Income $26,183


Total Housing Units 1,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,119 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 278 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $253,250
Average Home Value $320,777


Total Households 1,397
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,015
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 1.32% 1.37%
Households 1.22% 1.3%
Families 1.08% 1.23%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Zirconia, NC 28790 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28790 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 # 492 37th
Population Density # 512 35th
Diversity Index # 715 9th
Median Household Income # 282 64th
Per Capita Income # 251 68th

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