Etowah, NC 28729 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28729: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Etowah, NC 28729

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Henderson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.319, Longitude -82.605
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 127
  • PO Box Addresses: 689
  • Residential Addresses: 1,134
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,134

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

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Etowah, NC 28729 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,762
Daytime Population: Workers 567
Daytime Population: Residents 1,658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 2,762
Population in Familes 2,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 713
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $50,685
Average Household Income $61,635
Per Capita Income $27,269


Total Housing Units 1,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,009 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $207,765
Average Home Value $223,935


Total Households 1,222
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 842
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 0.25% 0.44%
Households 0.15% 0.37%
Families -0.02% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Etowah, NC 28729 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28729 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 # 553 29th
Population Density # 148 81st
Diversity Index # 651 17th
Median Household Income # 206 74th
Per Capita Income # 213 73rd

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