Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28450: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Columbus County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.316, Longitude -78.505
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 59
  • PO Box Addresses: 226
  • Residential Addresses: 927
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 927

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

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Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,333
Daytime Population: Workers 887
Daytime Population: Residents 1,461
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,348
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 2,139
Population in Familes 1,771
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density2 61
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $50,862
Average Household Income $72,127
Per Capita Income $28,731


Total Housing Units 1,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 668 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 497 (36.0%)
Median Home Value $153,676
Average Home Value $219,835


Total Households 884
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 595
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 -0.06% -0.39%
Households -0.11% -0.46%
Families -0.28% -0.58%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28450 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 # 583 26th
Population Density # 575 27th
Diversity Index # 253 68th
Median Household Income # 204 74th
Per Capita Income # 164 79th

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