Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28428: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Acceptable Alternative
Carolina Bch, NC 28428

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.037, Longitude -77.901
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 452
  • PO Box Addresses: 570
  • Residential Addresses: 4,374
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,485
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,889

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

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Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,966
Daytime Population: Workers 7,343
Daytime Population: Residents 3,218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,561
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 6,966
Population in Familes 4,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,276
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $59,032
Average Household Income $84,330
Per Capita Income $38,957


Total Housing Units 6,617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,633 (24.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,585 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,399 (51.4%)
Median Home Value $329,241
Average Home Value $385,671


Total Households 3,218
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,788
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 1.5% 1.62%
Households 1.32% 1.52%
Families 1.05% 1.36%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Carolina Beach, NC 28428 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28428 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 # 386 51st
Population Density # 89 89th
Diversity Index # 738 6th
Median Household Income # 94 88th
Per Capita Income # 59 93rd

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