Wake Forest, NC 27587 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27587: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wake Forest, NC 27587

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.963, Longitude -78.517
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27587 has segments in 4 Counties (Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Wake).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,140
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 24,967
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 925
    • Single Family Addresses: 24,042

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

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Wake Forest, NC 27587 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 66,617
Daytime Population: Workers 18,660
Daytime Population: Residents 33,696
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,356
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 66,309
Population in Familes 58,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 308
Population Density2 634
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $78,685
Average Household Income $99,389
Per Capita Income $34,716


Total Housing Units 24,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,226 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,964 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,656 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $282,554
Average Home Value $332,442


Total Households 23,190
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 17,859
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 3.23% 2.96%
Households 3.15% 2.89%
Families 2.97% 2.78%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Wake Forest, NC 27587 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27587 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 # 5 99th
Population Density # 163 79th
Diversity Index # 432 45th
Median Household Income # 33 96th
Per Capita Income # 88 89th

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