Leicester, NC 28748 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28748: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Leicester, NC 28748

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Buncombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.628, Longitude -82.71
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 188
  • PO Box Addresses: 820
  • Residential Addresses: 4,921
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,921

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

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Leicester, NC 28748 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,049
Daytime Population: Workers 1,064
Daytime Population: Residents 6,448
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,512
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 11,996
Population in Familes 9,861
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 147
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $44,821
Average Household Income $59,359
Per Capita Income $23,219


Total Housing Units 5,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,463 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,227 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 589 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $209,759
Average Home Value $259,999


Total Households 4,690
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 3,261
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 0.91% 1.28%
Households 0.76% 1.18%
Families 0.62% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Leicester, NC 28748 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28748 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 # 279 64th
Population Density # 369 53rd
Diversity Index # 653 17th
Median Household Income # 350 55th
Per Capita Income # 389 50th

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