Banner Elk, NC 28604 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28604: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Acceptable Alternative
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Beech Mtn, NC 28604
Seven Devils, NC 28604
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
Sugar Mtn, NC 28604

Not Acceptable, USPS
Balm, NC 28604
Elk Valley, NC 28604
Foscoe, NC 28604
Grandfather, NC 28604
Kellersville, NC 28604
Matney, NC 28604
Norwood Hollow, NC 28604
Rominger, NC 28604
White Rock, NC 28604

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Avery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.172, Longitude -81.825
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28604 has segments in 2 Counties (Avery, Watauga).

  • Businesses Addresses: 476
  • PO Box Addresses: 757
  • Residential Addresses: 5,226
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 352
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,874

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 28604 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 28604 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Banner Elk, NC 28604 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Banner Elk, NC 28604 Housing Affordability Index is 110
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Banner Elk, NC 28604 Wealth Index is 98
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,449
Population in Households 6,031
Population in Familes 4,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 418
Population Density 94
Diversity Index1 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,820
Average Household Income $76,740
Per Capita Income $32,227
Wealth Index3 98

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,074 (21.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 633 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,857 (71.7%)
Median Home Value $265,991
Housing Affordability Index2 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,707
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,662
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.29% 0.32%
Households 0.38% 0.39%
Families 0.26% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Banner Elk, NC 28604 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28604 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 407 48th
Population Density # 472 40th
Diversity Index # 686 12th
Median Household Income # 238 70th
Per Capita Income # 147 81st

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