Nebo, NC 28761 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28761: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nebo, NC 28761

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: McDowell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.666, Longitude -81.912
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28761 has segments in 2 Counties (Burke, McDowell).

  • Businesses Addresses: 110
  • PO Box Addresses: 487
  • Residential Addresses: 3,424
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,424

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

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Nebo, NC 28761 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,534
Daytime Population: Workers 1,107
Daytime Population: Residents 4,980
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,087
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 8,184
Population in Familes 6,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 350
Population Density2 83
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $40,736
Average Household Income $55,795
Per Capita Income $22,402


Total Housing Units 4,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,555 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 818 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $113,737
Average Home Value $151,194


Total Households 3,279
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,393
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 0.88% 0.74%
Households 0.81% 0.69%
Families 0.66% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Nebo, NC 28761 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28761 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 # 336 57th
Population Density # 511 35th
Diversity Index # 630 20th
Median Household Income # 468 40th
Per Capita Income # 435 45th

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