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ZIP Code 27542

Primary City:Kenly, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (11:30pm)
Coordinates:35.6, -78.1
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27542. 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 27542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27542, 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:
Kenly, NC
Unacceptable:
Bagley

Stats and Demographics for the 27542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27542 is located in east 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 27542 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 higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27542 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,133
Population Density 106 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,983
Median Home Value $111,800
Land Area 86.00 sq mi
Water Area 1.57 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,524
Median Household Income $44,975

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male318318347307282226281327333337325319247216150845720
Female3022963193192422472733513273413223093032251861218175
Total62061466662652447355467866067864762855044133620513895

Gender

 Male 4,494 49%
 Female 4,639 51%
Gender

Race

 White 7,068 77.4%
 Black Or African American 1,274 13.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 47 0.5%
 Asian 16 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 579 6.3%
 Two Or More Races 149 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4124148753653840820952
Renter761922291811631005516
Total11743371671770150826468

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,872 53%
 Single Guardian 605 17%
 Singles 876 25%
 Singles With Roommate 171 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,292 65%
 Households with Kids 1,232 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5570566060606364718076635375667453585672
Female5779604661596657536663775459786664605153
Total112149116106121119129121124146139140107134144140117118107125

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27542 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27542 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 27542 real estate data, the median home value of $111,800 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 27542. Rentals in 27542 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,133 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,607 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 905 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,012 25%
 Households Vacant 459 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 143 31.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.7%
 For Sale Only 48 10.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 4.1%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 239 52.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 1%
 1 Bedroom 88 8%
 2 Bedroom 509 48%
 3+ Bedroom 465 43%
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 $44,975 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 27542 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 27542 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 2,769 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,411 22%
 No Earnings 2,372 36%
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 2,769 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,411 22%
 No Earnings 2,372 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,413 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 106 3%
 Worked at Home 132 4%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 405 15.7%
 High School Graduate 1,563 60.7%
 Associate's degree 288 11.2%
 Bachelor's degree 285 11.1%
 Master's degree 24 0.9%
 Professional school degree 9 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,423 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 156 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 306 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27542

ZIP Code 27542 is in the Johnston County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27542.

Glendale-Kenly Elementary
2001 Bay Valley Rd
Kenly, NC 27542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Johnston County School District
North Johnston High School
5915 Us Hwy 301 North
Kenly, NC 27542
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Johnston County School District

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