Catawba, NC 28609 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28609: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Catawba, NC 28609

Acceptable Alternative
Longisland, NC 28609

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Catawba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.667, Longitude -81
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 96
  • PO Box Addresses: 263
  • Residential Addresses: 2,391
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,391

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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Catawba, NC 28609 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,971 (100%)
Population in Households 6,971 (100.0%)
Population in Families 5,935 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 147
Diversity Index2 31
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,371
Average Household Income $73,555
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $28,795
Wealth Index5 76
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 3,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,206 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $185,385
Average Home Value $260,267
Housing Affordability Index3 206
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,729
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,012
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.88% 0.84%
Households 0.88% 0.81%
Families 0.76% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
Owner Occupied HU   0.76%

Catawba, NC 28609 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28609 to the other 776 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 392 50th
Population Density # 374 52nd
Median Household Income # 156 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 480 62nd
Per Capita Income # 260 67th
Diversity Index # 556 29th

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