Merritt, NC 28556 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28556: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Merritt, NC 28556

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pamlico County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.111, Longitude -76.695
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 14
  • PO Box Addresses: 56
  • Residential Addresses: 436
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 436

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

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Merritt, NC 28556 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,217
Daytime Population: Workers 64
Daytime Population: Residents 678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 742
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 1,217
Population in Familes 989
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $53,605
Average Household Income $65,297
Per Capita Income $29,671


Total Housing Units 847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (34.7%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $323,918


Total Households 553
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 384
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 1.04% 0.82%
Households 0.91% 0.71%
Families 0.74% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Merritt, NC 28556 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28556 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 # 674 14th
Population Density # 720 8th
Diversity Index # 543 31st
Median Household Income # 155 80th
Per Capita Income # 146 81st

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