10 Richest North Carolina ZIP Codes
The table below ranks the richest North Carolina ZIP codes based on the mean income. We use the most recent Census data for areas with a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error.
||New Hanover County
||Chatham County, Wake County
||Cabarrus County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County
To find the richest zip codes in North Carolina, we look up the most recent income and demographic statistics from the US Census Bureau. Next, we exclude any zip codes that have a population fewer than 500 people and exclude zip codes with a margin of error greater than 50% of the estimate.
We do this to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small areas or estimates that are not very accurate.
To view more details on any of the North Carolina zip codes, click the links in the table above.
North Carolina Income Statistics
The income statistics for North Carolina below are in 2019 inflation adjusted dollars, from the American Community Survey (ACS) 2019 5-year estimates.
- Median Household Income: $54,602.00
- Average Household Income: $76,940.00
- Per Capita Income: $30,783.00
- 5.41% of households in North Carolina are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year)
North Carolina Median Household Income by Age of Householder
||North Carolina Median Household Income
|Householder under 25
|Householder 25 to 44
|Householder 45 to 64
|Householder 65 and over
North Carolina Household Earnings Tiers
The chart below shows the number of households in North Carolina for each income tier listed, as well as the percentage of households that are in that income bracket.
The income tier earnings data can be very useful to analyze the distribution of income by household in North Carolina.