Harkers Island, NC 28531 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28531: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harkers Island, NC 28531

Acceptable Alternative
Harkers Is, NC 28531

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Carteret County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.726, Longitude -76.571
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 41
  • PO Box Addresses: 220
  • Residential Addresses: 446
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 446

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

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Harkers Island, NC 28531 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,306
Daytime Population: Workers 270
Daytime Population: Residents 867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,137
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,301
Population in Familes 1,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 372
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $48,471
Average Household Income $64,034
Per Capita Income $28,037


Total Housing Units 1,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 447 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 712 (55.5%)
Median Home Value $245,183
Average Home Value $314,206


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 422
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 1.09% 0.93%
Households 1.03% 0.93%
Families 0.88% 0.84%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

Harkers Island, NC 28531 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28531 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 # 666 15th
Population Density # 219 72nd
Diversity Index # 771 2nd
Median Household Income # 258 67th
Per Capita Income # 186 76th

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