28735 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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Gerton, NC

ZIP Code 28735: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gerton, NC 28735

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Henderson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.474, Longitude -82.308
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 12
  • PO Box Addresses: 66
  • Residential Addresses: 113
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 113

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Database updated: July 1, 2023, Maps updated: May 3, 2023.


Gerton, NC 28735 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 344 (100%)
Population in Households 344 (100.0%)
Population in Families 291 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 58
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $39,605
Average Household Income $72,392
% of Income for Mortgage4 49%
Per Capita Income $32,198
Wealth Index5 63
Socioeconomic Status Index6 High (68.2)


Total HU (Housing Units) 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (44.2%)
Median Home Value $319,828
Average Home Value $314,400
Housing Affordability Index3 53


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 2.85% 0.17%
Households -0.20% 0.52%
Families   0.19%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   4.38%
Owner Occupied HU   0.16%

Gerton, NC 28735 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28735 to the other 776 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 735 5th
Population Density # 553 29th
Median Household Income # 691 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 42 5th
Per Capita Income # 363 53rd
Diversity Index # 629 19th

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