North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 28659: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Acceptable Alternative
N Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Not Acceptable, USPS
Call, NC 28659
Cricket, NC 28659
Fairplains, NC 28659
Hunting Creek, NC 28659
Mulberry, NC 28659
Quarry, NC 28659
Spurgeon, NC 28659
Windy Gap, NC 28659

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wilkes County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.234, Longitude -81.113
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 906
  • PO Box Addresses: 498
  • Residential Addresses: 8,854
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 212
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,642

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

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  1. 28659 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 28659 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,052
Population in Households 20,655
Population in Familes 16,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 397
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $35,161
Average Household Income $48,519
Per Capita Income $20,039


Total Housing Units 9,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,145 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,358 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,351 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $125,174
Average Home Value $149,898


Total Households 8,503
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5,621
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.01% 0.06%
Households -0.12% 0.01%
Families -0.26% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28659 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 # 188 76th
Population Density # 304 61st
Diversity Index # 475 39th
Median Household Income # 664 14th
Per Capita Income # 643 17th

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