Income Statistics for North Carolina by ZIP Code

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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.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 28207 Mecklenburg County $261,383.00
2 27608 Wake County $171,885.00
3 28211 Mecklenburg County $168,503.00
4 28480 New Hanover County $164,679.00
5 28173 Union County $163,692.00
6 27614 Wake County $153,811.00
7 27519 Chatham County, Wake County $153,188.00
8 28036 Cabarrus County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County $149,864.00
9 28277 Mecklenburg County $143,382.00
10 27518 Wake County $142,551.00

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

Householder Age North Carolina Median Household Income
Householder under 25 $30,936.00
Householder 25 to 44 $59,286.00
Householder 45 to 64 $65,102.00
Householder 65 and over $41,750.00

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.


Instant Access to All North Carolina Income and Demographic Data by Zip

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