Gates, NC 27937 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27937: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gates, NC 27937

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gates County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.506, Longitude -76.783
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • PO Box Addresses: 90
  • Residential Addresses: 1,430
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,430

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

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Gates, NC 27937 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,081
Daytime Population: Workers 388
Daytime Population: Residents 2,193
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,581
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 4,081
Population in Familes 3,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $48,119
Average Household Income $58,315
Per Capita Income $21,420


Total Housing Units 1,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,187 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $162,019
Average Home Value $200,400


Total Households 1,499
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,085
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% -0.99%
Households -0.65% -0.92%
Families -0.81% -1.05%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Gates, NC 27937 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27937 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 # 474 39th
Population Density # 615 21st
Diversity Index # 270 65th
Median Household Income # 266 66th
Per Capita Income # 506 35th

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