Linville, NC 28646 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28646: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Linville, NC 28646

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Avery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.068, Longitude -81.877
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 77
  • PO Box Addresses: 624
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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

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Linville, NC 28646 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 526
Daytime Population: Workers 1,386
Daytime Population: Residents 363
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,749
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.33
Population in Households 510
Population in Familes 398
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,856
Average Household Income $63,617
Per Capita Income $29,659


Total Housing Units 1,479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (11.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,238 (83.7%)
Median Home Value $219,048
Average Home Value $286,782


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 152
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 -0.39% -0.31%
Households -0.39% -0.33%
Families -0.62% -0.53%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Linville, NC 28646 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28646 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 # 725 7th
Population Density # 695 11th
Diversity Index # 645 18th
Median Household Income # 460 41st
Per Capita Income # 147 81st

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