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ZIP Code 27879

Primary City:Simpson, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Pitt County
Timezone: Eastern (11:35pm)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.571, -77.275
ZIP (~500 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27879. 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 27879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27879, 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:
Simpson, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27879 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 27879 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is slightly higher than average. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27879 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 311
Population Density 1,057 people per sq mi
Housing Units 168
Median Home Value $143,100
Land Area 0.29 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 136
Median Household Income $32,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 40

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


 Male 140 45%
 Female 171 55%


 White 151 49%
 Black Or African American 152 49%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 5 2%
 Two Or More Races 3 1%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 54 40%
 Single Guardian 31 23%
 Singles 41 30%
 Singles With Roommate 10 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 96 71%
 Households with Kids 40 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27879 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27879 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 27879 real estate data, the median home value of $143,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 27879 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 311 100%
 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 59 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 35 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 42 25%
 Households Vacant 32 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 16%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 16%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 22 69%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 11 34%
 3+ Bedroom 21 66%
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 $32,500 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 27879 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 108 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 38 18%
 No Earnings 70 32%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 108 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 38 18%
 No Earnings 70 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 117 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 5 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 26 32%
 High School Graduate 48 59%
 Associate's degree 6 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1 1%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 58 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 2 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 17 22%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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