Bessemer City, NC 28016 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28016: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bessemer City, NC 28016

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.286, Longitude -81.283
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 308
  • PO Box Addresses: 373
  • Residential Addresses: 5,456
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 50
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,406

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

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Bessemer City, NC 28016 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,451
Daytime Population: Workers 2,996
Daytime Population: Residents 8,185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 14,440
Population in Familes 11,940
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 315
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $40,253
Average Household Income $54,848
Per Capita Income $21,217


Total Housing Units 6,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,604 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,981 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 838 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $103,473
Average Home Value $130,529


Total Households 5,585
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,939
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 0.15% 0.57%
Households 0.14% 0.6%
Families -0.03% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Bessemer City, NC 28016 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28016 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 # 245 69th
Population Density # 246 69th
Diversity Index # 510 35th
Median Household Income # 484 38th
Per Capita Income # 523 33rd

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