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: 85
  • PO Box Addresses: 285
  • Residential Addresses: 2,297
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,297

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

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Catawba, NC 28609 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,416
Daytime Population: Workers 1,911
Daytime Population: Residents 3,442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 6,416
Population in Familes 5,468
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 141
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $52,980
Average Household Income $69,062
Per Capita Income $26,792


Total Housing Units 2,863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,977 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 512 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $135,037
Average Home Value $229,704


Total Households 2,489
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,838
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 0.52% 0.49%
Households 0.39% 0.42%
Families 0.26% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Catawba, NC 28609 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28609 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 # 406 48th
Population Density # 377 52nd
Diversity Index # 571 27th
Median Household Income # 163 79th
Per Capita Income # 226 71st

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