Kure Beach, NC 28449 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28449: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Not Acceptable, USPS
Fort Fisher Air Force Statio, NC 28449

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.997, Longitude -77.909
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 89
  • PO Box Addresses: 303
  • Residential Addresses: 884
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 884

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

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Kure Beach, NC 28449 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,687
Daytime Population: Workers 1,484
Daytime Population: Residents 914
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,398
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 1,687
Population in Familes 1,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 415
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $81,441
Average Household Income $117,118
Per Capita Income $54,775


Total Housing Units 2,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (25.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,238 (61.1%)
Median Home Value $408,333
Average Home Value $489,632


Total Households 789
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 521
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 1.92% 1.48%
Households 1.72% 1.38%
Families 1.55% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Kure Beach, NC 28449 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28449 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 # 639 18th
Population Density # 206 74th
Diversity Index # 749 4th
Median Household Income # 29 96th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th

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