Wendell, NC 27591 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27591: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wendell, NC 27591

Acceptable Alternative
Eagle Rock, NC 27591

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wake County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.793, Longitude -78.388
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27591 has segments in 2 Counties (Johnston, Wake).

  • Businesses Addresses: 430
  • PO Box Addresses: 714
  • Residential Addresses: 7,952
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 230
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,722

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

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Wendell, NC 27591 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,146
Daytime Population: Workers 5,178
Daytime Population: Residents 11,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,868
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 22,031
Population in Familes 18,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density2 322
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $53,063
Average Household Income $68,069
Per Capita Income $24,656


Total Housing Units 8,620 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,794 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,185 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 641 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $161,257
Average Home Value $195,957


Total Households 7,979
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 5,789
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 1.62% 2.03%
Households 1.55% 1.99%
Families 1.35% 1.86%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Wendell, NC 27591 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27591 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 # 175 78th
Population Density # 239 70th
Diversity Index # 97 88th
Median Household Income # 161 80th
Per Capita Income # 311 60th

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