Whittier, NC 28789 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 28789: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whittier, NC 28789

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.457, Longitude -83.287
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28789 has segments in 2 Counties (Jackson, Swain).

  • Businesses Addresses: 125
  • PO Box Addresses: 809
  • Residential Addresses: 2,097
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,097

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

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Whittier, NC 28789 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,010
Daytime Population: Workers 1,318
Daytime Population: Residents 3,345
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,663
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 6,002
Population in Familes 4,839
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 93
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $38,370
Average Household Income $51,707
Per Capita Income $21,899


Total Housing Units 3,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,852 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 691 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,328 (34.3%)
Median Home Value $153,646
Average Home Value $201,782


Total Households 2,543
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,716
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 0.21% 0.6%
Households 0.08% 0.54%
Families -0.07% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

Whittier, NC 28789 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28789 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 # 412 47th
Population Density # 474 40th
Diversity Index # 310 60th
Median Household Income # 544 31st
Per Capita Income # 466 41st

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