Spruce Pine, NC 28777 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28777: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Mitchell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.914, Longitude -82.072
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 482
  • PO Box Addresses: 384
  • Residential Addresses: 3,964
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 153
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,811

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

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,475
Population in Households 8,873
Population in Familes 7,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,602
Population Density2 146
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $39,206
Average Household Income $49,600
Per Capita Income $19,111


Total Housing Units 4,746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,921 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 773 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,052 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $139,213
Average Home Value $181,890


Total Households 3,694
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,463
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 -0.08% -0.12%
Households -0.17% -0.19%
Families -0.32% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Spruce Pine, NC 28777 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28777 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 305 61st
Population Density # 371 52nd
Diversity Index # 541 30th
Median Household Income # 560 28th
Per Capita Income # 674 13th

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