Horse Shoe, NC 28742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Horse Shoe, NC 28742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Henderson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.361, Longitude -82.574
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 110
  • PO Box Addresses: 343
  • Residential Addresses: 1,071
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 15
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,056

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

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Horse Shoe, NC 28742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,828
Daytime Population: Workers 480
Daytime Population: Residents 1,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 2,825
Population in Familes 2,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 94
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $56,072
Average Household Income $72,330
Per Capita Income $28,137


Total Housing Units 1,235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 912 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $261,111
Average Home Value $288,816


Total Households 1,099
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 801
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 0.7% 0.85%
Households 0.6% 0.77%
Families 0.46% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Horse Shoe, NC 28742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28742 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 # 543 31st
Population Density # 472 40th
Diversity Index # 676 14th
Median Household Income # 118 85th
Per Capita Income # 181 77th

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