Swannanoa, NC 28778 ZIP Code Profile

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Swannanoa, NC

ZIP Code 28778: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Swannanoa, NC 28778

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Buncombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.603, Longitude -82.409
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 309
  • PO Box Addresses: 424
  • Residential Addresses: 4,247
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,247

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

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Swannanoa, NC 28778 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,665
Population in Households 9,864
Population in Familes 7,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 801
Population Density2 367
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $46,717
Average Household Income $56,741
Per Capita Income $22,641


Total Housing Units 4,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,717 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,180 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $181,832
Average Home Value $245,353


Total Households 3,897
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 2,487
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 0.65% 0.58%
Households 0.48% 0.53%
Families 0.34% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Swannanoa, NC 28778 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28778 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 # 301 61st
Population Density # 215 72nd
Diversity Index # 567 27th
Median Household Income # 364 53rd
Per Capita Income # 480 38th

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