Elm City, NC 27822 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27822: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elm City, NC 27822

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wilson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.805, Longitude -77.861
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27822 has segments in 3 Counties (Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson).

  • Businesses Addresses: 160
  • PO Box Addresses: 434
  • Residential Addresses: 3,165
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,165

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

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Elm City, NC 27822 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,928
Daytime Population: Workers 2,008
Daytime Population: Residents 4,989
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,997
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 8,923
Population in Familes 7,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 104
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $45,567
Average Household Income $60,973
Per Capita Income $24,618


Total Housing Units 3,955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,619 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 984 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 352 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $110,888
Average Home Value $145,552


Total Households 3,603
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,560
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 0.46% 0.29%
Households 0.38% 0.23%
Families 0.21% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Elm City, NC 27822 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27822 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 # 331 58th
Population Density # 446 43rd
Diversity Index # 277 65th
Median Household Income # 327 58th
Per Capita Income # 315 60th

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