Clayton, NC 27520 ZIP Code Profile

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Clayton, NC | Whitley Heights, NC

ZIP Code 27520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Clayton, NC 27520

Not Acceptable, USPS
Archers Lodge, NC 27520
Whitley Heights, NC 27520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.636, Longitude -78.445
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27520 has segments in 2 Counties (Johnston, Wake).

  • Businesses Addresses: 785
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,500
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 872
    • Single Family Addresses: 15,628

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

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  1. 27520 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 27520 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Clayton, NC 27520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 41,394
Population in Households 41,153
Population in Familes 35,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 241
Population Density2 587
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $60,147
Average Household Income $73,226
Per Capita Income $27,382


Total Housing Units 16,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,726 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,669 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $168,165
Average Home Value $186,063


Total Households 15,395
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 11,190
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.06% 2.62%
Households 2.03% 2.62%
Families 1.84% 2.49%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Clayton, NC 27520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27520 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 # 58 93rd
Population Density # 166 79th
Diversity Index # 228 71st
Median Household Income # 109 86th
Per Capita Income # 250 68th

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