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ZIP Code 27278

Primary City:Hillsborough, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (11:30pm)
Coordinates:36.1, -79.1
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27278

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27278. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 27278. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27278, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Hillsborough, NC
Unacceptable:
Hillsboro, West Hillsborough

Stats and Demographics for the 27278 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27278 is located in north North Carolina and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 27278 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27278 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,286
Population Density 240 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,286
Median Home Value $219,600
Land Area 101.39 sq mi
Water Area 0.88 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,490
Median Household Income $57,627

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male7528938278265146266668379131,02097991378049731919812791
Female7628128036965066046698659881,1551,1431,050811551360273228232
Total1,5141,7051,6301,5221,0201,2301,3351,7021,9012,1752,1221,9631,5911,048679471355323

Gender

 Male 11,778 48%
 Female 12,508 52%
Gender

Race

 White 18,703 77.0%
 Black Or African American 3,822 15.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 157 0.6%
 Asian 285 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 697 2.9%
 Two Or More Races 619 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner595771,3401,8971,791935440147
Renter18750748547833616410839
Total2461,0841,8252,3752,1271,099548186

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,148 54%
 Single Guardian 1,571 17%
 Singles 2,282 24%
 Singles With Roommate 489 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 6,178 65%
 Households with Kids 3,312 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male15514215417416519117418018317816117415416018217718716511599
Female13416217116816314716418415416617615615315215518414113482106
Total289304325342328338338364337344337330307312337361328299197205

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27278 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27278 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 27278 real estate data, the median home value of $219,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 27278 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 27278 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27278 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,808 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 365 1.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 2 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 94 0.4%
 Other Institutional 6 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 11 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,325 52%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,861 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,304 22%
 Households Vacant 796 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 276 35%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 1%
 For Sale Only 114 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 75 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 302 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 29 1%
 1 Bedroom 406 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,138 44%
 3+ Bedroom 989 39%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $57,627 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 27278 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 27278 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,951 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,244 28%
 No Earnings 5,651 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,951 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,244 28%
 No Earnings 5,651 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,202 90.0%
 Public transportation 134 1.2%
 Taxicab 76 0.7%
 Motorcycle 30 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 214 1.9%
 Worked at Home 677 6.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,127 14%
 High School Graduate 3,272 42%
 Associate's degree 468 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,721 22%
 Master's degree 758 10%
 Professional school degree 123 2%
 Doctorate degree 414 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,834 80.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 588 12.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 335 7.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27278

ZIP Code 27278 is in the Orange County School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27278.

Partnership Academy
1006 East Storey Ln
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Orange County School District
Orange Charter
920 Corporate Dr
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orange Charter School District
A L Stanback Middle School
3700 Nc 86 South
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Cameron Park Elementary
240 St Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Central Elementary
154 Hayes St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Charles W Stanford Middle School
308 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Grady Brown Elementary
1100 New Grady Brown Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Hillsborough Elementary
402 North Nash St
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Pathways Elementary
431 Strouds Creek Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Orange County School District
Orange High School
500 Orange High Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Orange County School District
Cedar Ridge High School
1125 New Grady Brown Sch Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Orange County School District
Pinewoods Montessori Schoolcorp
109 Millstone Dr Ste L
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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