Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28543: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543

Acceptable Alternative
Jacksonville, NC 28543
Tarawa Ter, NC 28543

Not Acceptable, USPS
Tarawa, NC 28543
Tarawa Tr, NC 28543

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Onslow County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.734, Longitude -77.377
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 15
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 1,860
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,860

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

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Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,350
Daytime Population: Workers 2,432
Daytime Population: Residents 3,356
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 5,332
Population in Familes 5,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,018
Population Density2 1,754
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $31,900
Average Household Income $38,559
Per Capita Income $12,703


Total Housing Units 1,633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 ( 1.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,531 (93.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 1,548
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 1,491
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.57% 1.41%
Households 1.4% 1.59%
Families 1.38% 1.57%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.21%

Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28543 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 # 408 48th
Population Density # 67 92nd
Diversity Index # 100 87th
Median Household Income # 697 11th
Per Capita Income # 764 2nd

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