ZIP codes in North Carolina begin with "27" or "28." Government ZIP codes include 27601 for the General Assembly, 27607 for the Administrative Office of the Courts, 27626 for the Secretary of State's Office, and 27699 for the Governor's Office.
Charlotte, the state's largest city, with 792,862 residents according to the U.S. Census 2013 estimate, uses 77 ZIP codes as of 2015. One of them is 28223 for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Raleigh, North Carolina's capital and second most-populated city at 431,746 residents, has 40 ZIP codes. North Carolina State University has the 27695 ZIP code.
North Carolina's third-largest city, Greensboro in Guilford County, at 279,639 population has 30 ZIP codes. The ZIP code for the UNC-Greensboro campus is 27402.
Durham has 16 ZIP codes for its 245,550 residents. Duke University has the 27708 ZIP code in Durham County.
Winston-Salem, in Forsyth County, has 27 zip codes that serve 236,441 residents. One of the codes, 27709, is used solely for the Research Triangle Park. Winston-Salem State University is served by the 27110 ZIP code.
Wilmington, with 109,922 residents near the Atlantic shore in New Hanover County, has 12 ZIP codes. The ZIP code 28403 covers the UNC-Wilmington campus.
Asheville, in Buncombe County within the Appalachians, has 11 ZIP codes for 87,236 residents. UNC-Asheville has the 28804 ZIP code.