Cherokee, NC 28719 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28719: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cherokee, NC 28719

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ocono Lufty, NC 28719

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Swain County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.474, Longitude -83.341
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 238
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,866
  • Residential Addresses: 1,355
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,355

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

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Cherokee, NC 28719 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,158
Daytime Population: Workers 6,594
Daytime Population: Residents 4,771
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,365
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 8,024
Population in Familes 6,520
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $30,603
Average Household Income $42,169
Per Capita Income $15,390


Total Housing Units 3,888 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,065 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 859 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 964 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $123,595
Average Home Value $157,918


Total Households 2,924
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 2,012
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% 0.43%
Households 0.45% 0.37%
Families 0.31% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Cherokee, NC 28719 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28719 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 # 343 56th
Population Density # 736 6th
Diversity Index # 182 77th
Median Household Income # 719 8th
Per Capita Income # 746 5th

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