Asheville, NC 28803 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28803: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Asheville, NC 28803

Acceptable Alternative
Biltmore Forest, NC 28803
Biltmore Frst, NC 28803

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,380
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,025
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,957
  • County: Buncombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.549, Longitude -82.522
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Asheville, NC 28803 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,412
Daytime Population: Workers 27,989
Daytime Population: Residents 17,468
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,457
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 33,594
Population in Familes 24,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 818
Population Density2 785
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $50,076
Average Household Income $79,676
Per Capita Income $37,083


Total Housing Units 17,649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,081 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,674 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,894 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $246,624
Average Home Value $339,611


Total Households 15,755
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 8,515
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 1.84% 1.6%
Households 1.8% 1.57%
Families 1.46% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Asheville, NC 28803 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28803 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 # 97 88th
Population Density # 140 82nd
Diversity Index # 445 43rd
Median Household Income # 224 71st
Per Capita Income # 71 91st

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