Cullowhee, NC 28723 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 28723: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.284, Longitude -83.179
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 164
  • PO Box Addresses: 989
  • Residential Addresses: 3,760
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,748

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: May 8, 2019.

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  1. 28723 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 28723 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. North Carolina Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Cullowhee, NC 28723 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 11,678
Population in Households 8,224
Population in Familes 4,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,454
Population Density2 117
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $24,120
Average Household Income $43,983
Per Capita Income $16,595


Total Housing Units 6,093 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,548 (25.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,633 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,912 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $258,255
Average Home Value $340,165


Total Households 4,181
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,623
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.82% 0.74%
Households 1.14% 1.1%
Families 1.02% 1.07%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Cullowhee, NC 28723 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28723 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 289 63rd
Population Density # 416 47th
Diversity Index # 516 34th
Median Household Income # 763 2nd
Per Capita Income # 742 5th

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