Hot Springs, NC 28743 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28743: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Madison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.846, Longitude -82.871
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 144
  • PO Box Addresses: 190
  • Residential Addresses: 913
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 913

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

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Hot Springs, NC 28743 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,553
Daytime Population: Workers 513
Daytime Population: Residents 1,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,158
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 2,531
Population in Familes 1,949
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 23
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,380
Average Household Income $45,158
Per Capita Income $20,660


Total Housing Units 1,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 879 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 528 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $175,833
Average Home Value $240,074


Total Households 1,156
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 708
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 1.06% 0.92%
Households 1.07% 0.93%
Families 0.91% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Hot Springs, NC 28743 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28743 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 # 566 28th
Population Density # 728 7th
Diversity Index # 758 3rd
Median Household Income # 637 19th
Per Capita Income # 563 28th

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