Kenly, NC 27542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kenly, NC 27542

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bagley, NC 27542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Johnston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.591, Longitude -78.122
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27542 has segments in 3 Counties (Johnston, Wayne, Wilson).

  • Businesses Addresses: 168
  • PO Box Addresses: 499
  • Residential Addresses: 3,388
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,388

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

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Kenly, NC 27542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,042
Population in Households 10,038
Population in Familes 8,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $48,929
Average Household Income $62,109
Per Capita Income $23,945


Total Housing Units 4,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,755 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,115 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 503 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $127,970
Average Home Value $164,927


Total Households 3,870
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,672
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 0.74% 0.86%
Households 0.7% 0.83%
Families 0.49% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Kenly, NC 27542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27542 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 # 310 60th
Population Density # 426 45th
Diversity Index # 307 60th
Median Household Income # 313 60th
Per Capita Income # 400 49th

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