Zebulon, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Zebulon, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Zebulon had a population of 5,466 as of July 1, 2017. Zebulon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Zebulon is located at latitude 35.8308 and longitude -78.317 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Zebulon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Town of Zebulon (GNIS ID: 2406928) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Zebulon is located within Township of Little River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wake County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Zebulon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,466
Daytime Population: Workers 6,901
Daytime Population: Residents 2,774
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.77
Population in Households 5,388
Population in Familes 4,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 1,321
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $47,686
Average Household Income $64,223
Per Capita Income $23,583


Total Housing Units 2,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,223 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 796 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $149,041
Average Home Value $196,612


Total Households 2,019
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,449
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 2.93% 2.17%
Households 2.78% 2.13%
Families 3.39% 1.98%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Zebulon, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zebulon to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 139 81st
Population Density # 121 84th
Diversity Index # 62 92nd
Median Household Income # 251 66th
Per Capita Income # 321 57th

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