Murphy, NC 28906 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28906: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Murphy, NC 28906

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cherokee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.067, Longitude -84.126
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 854
  • PO Box Addresses: 879
  • Residential Addresses: 9,484
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,480

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

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Murphy, NC 28906 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,969
Daytime Population: Workers 8,126
Daytime Population: Residents 12,220
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 18,776
Population in Familes 15,473
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density2 56
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $36,343
Average Household Income $48,245
Per Capita Income $20,870


Total Housing Units 13,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,455 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,683 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,119 (38.6%)
Median Home Value $177,776
Average Home Value $202,630


Total Households 8,138
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 5,576
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 0.33% 0.54%
Households 0.29% 0.51%
Families 0.14% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Murphy, NC 28906 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28906 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 # 203 74th
Population Density # 592 24th
Diversity Index # 679 13th
Median Household Income # 604 23rd
Per Capita Income # 548 30th

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