Whiteville, NC 28472 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28472: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whiteville, NC 28472

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Columbus County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.334, Longitude -78.703
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,128
  • PO Box Addresses: 866
  • Residential Addresses: 7,863
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 141
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,722

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 28472 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 28472 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Whiteville, NC 28472 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 20,002
Population in Households 18,876
Population in Familes 15,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,126
Population Density2 105
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $40,103
Average Household Income $59,312
Per Capita Income $23,664


Total Housing Units 9,042 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,135 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,801 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,106 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $98,429
Average Home Value $134,572


Total Households 7,936
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,182
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.08% -0.26%
Households -0.04% -0.24%
Families -0.19% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Whiteville, NC 28472 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28472 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 74th
Population Density # 449 42nd
Diversity Index # 215 73rd
Median Household Income # 590 24th
Per Capita Income # 466 40th

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