Dobson, NC 27017 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 27017: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dobson, NC 27017

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Stony Knoll, NC 27017

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Surry County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.365, Longitude -80.713
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 275
  • PO Box Addresses: 521
  • Residential Addresses: 3,299
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 78
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,221

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Dobson, NC 27017 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,587
Daytime Population: Workers 4,249
Daytime Population: Residents 5,658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,907
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 9,330
Population in Familes 7,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density2 90
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $39,816
Average Household Income $53,647
Per Capita Income $20,443


Total Housing Units 4,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,434 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,107 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 541 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $119,405
Average Home Value $146,518


Total Households 3,541
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,520
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 -0.08% -0.23%
Households -0.22% -0.28%
Families -0.37% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Dobson, NC 27017 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27017 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 # 317 60th
Population Density # 486 38th
Diversity Index # 224 71st
Median Household Income # 499 36th
Per Capita Income # 576 26th

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