Elk Park, NC 28622 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 28622: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elk Park, NC 28622

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Avery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.176, Longitude -81.955
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28622 has segments in 2 Counties (Avery, Watauga).

  • Businesses Addresses: 42
  • PO Box Addresses: 225
  • Residential Addresses: 902
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 54
    • Single Family Addresses: 848

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

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Elk Park, NC 28622 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,553
Population in Households 2,466
Population in Familes 2,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $34,247
Average Household Income $48,566
Per Capita Income $20,791


Total Housing Units 1,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 853 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $149,476
Average Home Value $226,348


Total Households 1,066
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 722
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 0.06% -0.33%
Households 0.03% -0.32%
Families -0.1% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Elk Park, NC 28622 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28622 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 566 27th
Population Density # 525 32nd
Diversity Index # 705 9th
Median Household Income # 681 12th
Per Capita Income # 598 23rd

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