Belmont, NC 28012 ZIP Code Profile

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Belmont, NC | Catawba Heights, NC

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ZIP Code 28012: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Belmont, NC 28012

Not Acceptable, USPS
Catawba Heights, NC 28012

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.244, Longitude -81.036
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 821
  • PO Box Addresses: 550
  • Residential Addresses: 9,785
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,011
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,774

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

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Belmont, NC 28012 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,568
Daytime Population: Workers 8,578
Daytime Population: Residents 11,040
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 21,866
Population in Familes 17,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density2 830
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $57,761
Average Household Income $82,903
Per Capita Income $33,289


Total Housing Units 9,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,171 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,676 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 805 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $206,152
Average Home Value $278,119


Total Households 8,847
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 6,060
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 1.56% 1.29%
Households 1.58% 1.28%
Families 1.47% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Belmont, NC 28012 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28012 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 # 170 78th
Population Density # 132 83rd
Diversity Index # 517 34th
Median Household Income # 104 87th
Per Capita Income # 100 87th

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