Gatesville, NC 27938 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27938: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gatesville, NC 27938

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gates County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.392, Longitude -76.72
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 90
  • PO Box Addresses: 160
  • Residential Addresses: 442
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 442

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

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Gatesville, NC 27938 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,405
Daytime Population: Workers 969
Daytime Population: Residents 840
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,809
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 1,387
Population in Familes 1,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $44,342
Average Household Income $59,851
Per Capita Income $23,125


Total Housing Units 654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $146,642
Average Home Value $217,206


Total Households 535
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 379
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 -1.55% -1.3%
Households -1.52% -1.27%
Families -1.69% -1.36%
Median Household Income   5.06%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Gatesville, NC 27938 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27938 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 # 659 16th
Population Density # 718 8th
Diversity Index # 308 60th
Median Household Income # 362 54th
Per Capita Income # 390 50th

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