Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Not Acceptable, USPS
Aho, NC 28605
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Mayview Park, NC 28605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Watauga County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.117, Longitude -81.678
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28605 has segments in 3 Counties (Avery, Caldwell, Watauga).

  • Businesses Addresses: 275
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,440
  • Residential Addresses: 1,618
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,618

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,380
Daytime Population: Workers 5,011
Daytime Population: Residents 2,282
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,293
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.67
Population in Households 4,254
Population in Familes 2,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 118
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,872
Average Household Income $67,237
Per Capita Income $31,862


Total Housing Units 5,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,247 (23.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 785 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,211 (61.2%)
Median Home Value $321,004
Average Home Value $372,875


Total Households 2,032
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,121
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 0.99% 0.83%
Households 0.99% 0.83%
Families 0.84% 0.74%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   4.38%

Blowing Rock, NC 28605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28605 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 # 465 41st
Population Density # 418 47th
Diversity Index # 736 6th
Median Household Income # 421 46th
Per Capita Income # 108 86th

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