Valdese, NC 28690 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28690: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Valdese, NC 28690

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Burke County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.743, Longitude -81.564
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 272
  • PO Box Addresses: 320
  • Residential Addresses: 3,701
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,701

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

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  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Valdese, NC 28690 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,384
Population in Households 9,297
Population in Familes 7,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 396
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $42,416
Average Household Income $57,875
Per Capita Income $25,042


Total Housing Units 4,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,668 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,354 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 604 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $130,715
Average Home Value $162,181


Total Households 4,022
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,601
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 -0.18% -0.02%
Households -0.22% -0.06%
Families -0.36% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

Valdese, NC 28690 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28690 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 # 322 59th
Population Density # 203 74th
Diversity Index # 650 17th
Median Household Income # 469 40th
Per Capita Income # 336 57th

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