ZIP codes in North Carolina range from 27006 (Advance) to 28909 (Warne), with many ZIP codes located in major urban centers. Some common ZIP codes include 28202 (Charlotte), 27514 (Chapel Hill), 27703 (Durham), 27416 (Greensboro), 27601 (Raleigh) and 28403 (Wilmington).
With nearly two thousand unique postal codes in North Carolina, each major city in the state is assigned upwards of 20 unique ZIP codes, and hundreds of ZIP codes are assigned to rural areas based on geographic region. While North Carolina ZIP codes range from 27006 to 28909, not every sequential ZIP code corresponds to a region within the state. ZIP codes frequently skip numerals to leave space for adding additional ZIP code regions in the future or major organizations that require unique ZIP codes based on the volume of mail dealt with on a daily or annual basis.
When looking for a ZIP code for a particular mailing address or municipality, online resources are the quickest and most reliable source of information. The United States Postal Service and various third-party organizations provide ZIP code manifests on their websites that are easily searched. Many of these services provide mapping systems that represent the various ZIP code regions geographically and allow the user to search based on known mailing addresses.