Kernersville, NC 27284 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 27284: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kernersville, NC 27284

Not Acceptable, USPS
Guthrie, NC 27284
Matthewstown, NC 27284
Talleys Crossing, NC 27284
Union Cross, NC 27284

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Forsyth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.116, Longitude -80.092
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27284 has segments in 3 Counties (Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,403
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 23,279
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,396
    • Single Family Addresses: 19,883

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

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Kernersville, NC 27284 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,915
Population in Households 54,746
Population in Familes 45,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density1 707
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $60,464
Average Household Income $78,965
Per Capita Income $32,070


Total Housing Units 23,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,397 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,851 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,405 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $180,429
Average Home Value $208,349


Total Households 22,248
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 15,374
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.0% 1.12%
Households 0.99% 1.07%
Families 0.86% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Kernersville, NC 27284 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27284 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 21 97th
Population Density # 145 81st
Diversity Index # 395 49th
Median Household Income # 105 87th
Per Capita Income # 126 84th

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