Cullowhee, NC 28723 ZIP Code Profile


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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: 168
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,023
  • Residential Addresses: 3,708
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,696

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

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Cullowhee, NC 28723 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,771
Daytime Population: Workers 973
Daytime Population: Residents 6,327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,300
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 8,403
Population in Familes 4,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,368
Population Density2 124
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $31,128
Average Household Income $49,735
Per Capita Income $20,854


Total Housing Units 5,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,529 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,730 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,691 (28.4%)
Median Home Value $199,219
Average Home Value $270,651


Total Households 4,259
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 1,687
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 0.93% 0.76%
Households 1.38% 1.1%
Families 1.19% 0.99%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Cullowhee, NC 28723 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28723 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 # 283 64th
Population Density # 399 49th
Diversity Index # 524 33rd
Median Household Income # 715 9th
Per Capita Income # 549 30th

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