Rutherfordton, NC 28139 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28139: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Not Acceptable, USPS
Gilkey, NC 28139
Logan Station, NC 28139
Ruth, NC 28139
Shingle Hollow, NC 28139
Westminster, NC 28139

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Rutherford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.378, Longitude -81.978
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28139 has segments in 2 Counties (Polk, Rutherford).

  • Businesses Addresses: 654
  • PO Box Addresses: 542
  • Residential Addresses: 8,085
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 111
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,974

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,523
Daytime Population: Workers 6,381
Daytime Population: Residents 11,963
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,344
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 19,018
Population in Familes 15,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 505
Population Density2 111
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $42,718
Average Household Income $61,351
Per Capita Income $24,822


Total Housing Units 9,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,647 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,059 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,613 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $140,129
Average Home Value $178,205


Total Households 7,706
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,253
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 -0.22% -0.24%
Households -0.37% -0.31%
Families -0.55% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Rutherfordton, NC 28139 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28139 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 # 200 75th
Population Density # 432 45th
Diversity Index # 604 23rd
Median Household Income # 399 49th
Per Capita Income # 304 61st

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