Clayton, NC 27527 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27527: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Clayton, NC 27527

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.651, Longitude -78.457
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 122
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 9,997
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,422
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,575

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

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Clayton, NC 27527 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,811
Population in Households 26,762
Population in Familes 24,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 596
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $75,430
Average Household Income $93,564
Per Capita Income $31,524


Total Housing Units 9,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,101 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 919 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 600 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $229,377
Average Home Value $258,311


Total Households 9,020
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 7,275
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 4.63% 3.45%
Households 4.61% 3.41%
Families 4.37% 3.28%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Clayton, NC 27527 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27527 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 # 136 83rd
Population Density # 164 79th
Diversity Index # 432 44th
Median Household Income # 50 94th
Per Capita Income # 139 82nd

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