Forest City, NC 28043 ZIP Code Profile

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Alexander Mills, NC | Forest City, NC

ZIP Code 28043: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest City, NC 28043

Acceptable Alternative
Alexander Mills, NC 28043
Alexander Mls, NC 28043

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Rutherford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.333, Longitude -81.867
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 972
  • PO Box Addresses: 559
  • Residential Addresses: 8,333
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 152
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,181

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

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  1. 28043 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 28043 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Forest City, NC 28043 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,471
Population in Households 21,106
Population in Familes 17,211
Population in Group Qrtrs 365
Population Density2 319
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $35,552
Average Household Income $47,775
Per Capita Income $19,688


Total Housing Units 10,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,572 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,097 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,456 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $106,530
Average Home Value $132,726


Total Households 8,669
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5,750
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.07% -0.16%
Households -0.14% -0.19%
Families -0.27% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Forest City, NC 28043 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28043 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 181 77th
Population Density # 232 70th
Diversity Index # 419 46th
Median Household Income # 656 15th
Per Capita Income # 658 15th

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