Halifax, NC 27839 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27839: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Halifax, NC 27839

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Halifax County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.327, Longitude -77.587
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 118
  • PO Box Addresses: 369
  • Residential Addresses: 980
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 980

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

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Halifax, NC 27839 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,027
Daytime Population: Workers 2,356
Daytime Population: Residents 2,015
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 3,023
Population in Familes 2,392
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,004
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $32,524
Average Household Income $46,521
Per Capita Income $21,031


Total Housing Units 1,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 948 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 417 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $84,783
Average Home Value $105,934


Total Households 1,365
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 852
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 -0.59% -0.67%
Households -0.49% -0.76%
Families -0.68% -0.86%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Halifax, NC 27839 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27839 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 # 478 39th
Population Density # 700 11th
Diversity Index # 336 57th
Median Household Income # 690 12th
Per Capita Income # 535 32nd

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