Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28480: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Acceptable Alternative
Writsvlle Bch, NC 28480

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: New Hanover County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.207, Longitude -77.796
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 545
  • PO Box Addresses: 483
  • Residential Addresses: 1,764
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 212
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,552

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

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Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,796
Daytime Population: Workers 2,670
Daytime Population: Residents 1,167
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,837
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 2,766
Population in Familes 1,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 614
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $71,598
Average Household Income $116,765
Per Capita Income $53,727


Total Housing Units 3,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (19.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 681 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,758 (57.9%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $956,177


Total Households 1,280
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 535
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 1.71% 1.67%
Households 1.52% 1.62%
Families 1.22% 1.42%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28480 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 # 549 30th
Population Density # 166 79th
Diversity Index # 767 2nd
Median Household Income # 47 94th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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