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ZIP Code 27520

Primary City:Clayton, NC (View All Cities)
County: Johnston County
Timezone: Eastern (1:32pm)
Area code: 919 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.6, -78.5
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27520

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27520. 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 27520. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27520, 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:
Clayton, NC
Unacceptable:
Archers Lodge, Whitley Heights

Stats and Demographics for the 27520 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27520 is located in central North Carolina and covers a slightly less 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 27520 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27520 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,357
Population Density 498 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,567
Median Home Value $150,400
Land Area 73.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.15 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,557
Median Household Income $57,581

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,4301,5351,5011,2928901,0941,3701,5031,5131,4461,18097076753537621611161
Female1,3371,3891,3991,2248861,1641,4251,5331,6531,5021,2441,100963618417305230178
Total2,7672,9242,9002,5161,7762,2582,7953,0363,1662,9482,4242,0701,7301,153793521341239

Gender

 Male 17,790 49%
 Female 18,567 51%
Gender

Race

 White 26,196 72.1%
 Black Or African American 6,779 18.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 155 0.4%
 Asian 380 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 2,065 5.7%
 Two Or More Races 772 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1441,5032,6002,5131,8751,030420100
Renter26887384760640018614349
Total4122,3763,4473,1192,2751,216563149

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,631 56%
 Single Guardian 2,335 17%
 Singles 2,934 22%
 Singles With Roommate 657 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,953 59%
 Households with Kids 5,604 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male286292288309314305284313319309320295280297312258306228188217
Female295265298238265291283279271310278280256275292244255238195168
Total581557586547579596567592590619598575536572604502561466383385

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27520 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 27520 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 27520 real estate data, the median home value of $150,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 27520. Rentals in 27520 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27520 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 36,232 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 17 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 84 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 24 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,611 59%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,574 11%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,372 23%
 Households Vacant 1,010 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 321 31.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 1.1%
 For Sale Only 251 24.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 2.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 102 10.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 301 29.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 302 8%
 2 Bedroom 1,273 35%
 3+ Bedroom 2,099 57%
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 $57,581 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 27520 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. Most commuters in 27520 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 14,381 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,616 23%
 No Earnings 7,781 27%
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 14,381 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,616 23%
 No Earnings 7,781 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 18,283 95.5%
 Public transportation 35 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 17 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 140 0.7%
 Worked at Home 664 3.5%
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 1,381 12.0%
 High School Graduate 6,081 53.0%
 Associate's degree 1,499 13.1%
 Bachelor's degree 1,964 17.1%
 Master's degree 474 4.1%
 Professional school degree 61 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 23 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,873 80.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 825 9.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 867 10.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27520

ZIP Code 27520 is in the Johnston County School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27520.

Cooper Elementary
849 North Mial St
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Johnston County School District
West Clayton Elementary
1012 South Lombard St
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Johnston County School District
Cleveland Elementary
10225 Cleveland Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Johnston County School District
Clayton Middle School
490 Guy Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Johnston County School District
Powhatan Elementary
3145 Vinson Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Johnston County School District
Clayton High School
600 South Fayetteville St
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Johnston County School District
Johnston County Early College Academy
235 College Rd
Smithfield, NC 27520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Johnston County School District
Cleveland High School
1892 Polenta Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Johnston County School District
Southside Christian School
299 Carlton St
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Academy of Hope
408 Covered Bridge Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private

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