Cove City, NC 28523 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28523: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cove City, NC 28523

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Craven County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.209, Longitude -77.29
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 51
  • PO Box Addresses: 156
  • Residential Addresses: 1,065
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,065

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

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Cove City, NC 28523 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,502
Daytime Population: Workers 344
Daytime Population: Residents 1,376
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,720
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 2,502
Population in Familes 2,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $41,621
Average Household Income $54,716
Per Capita Income $22,503


Total Housing Units 1,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 784 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $91,872
Average Home Value $116,901


Total Households 1,029
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 718
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 -0.6% -0.57%
Households -0.58% -0.59%
Families -0.74% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Cove City, NC 28523 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28523 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 # 568 27th
Population Density # 694 11th
Diversity Index # 274 65th
Median Household Income # 431 45th
Per Capita Income # 430 45th

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