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ZIP Code 27979

Primary City:Sunbury, NC (View All Cities)
County: Gates County
Timezone: Eastern (6:06pm)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.4, -76.6
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27979

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 27979. 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 27979. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 27979, 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:
Sunbury, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27979 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27979 is located in northeast 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 27979 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27979 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,719
Population Density 24 people per sq mi
Housing Units 769
Median Home Value $105,300
Land Area 72.10 sq mi
Water Area 0.35 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 704
Median Household Income $52,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male42495850503335506477706351454523269
Female355364564045435351777254575850272618
Total7710212210690787810311515414211710810395505227

Gender

 Male 840 49%
 Female 879 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,012 58.9%
 Black Or African American 667 38.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.2%
 Asian 4 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 6 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 26 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner344771321181096618
Renter10253325181376
Total13691101571361227324

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 382 54%
 Single Guardian 130 18%
 Singles 171 24%
 Singles With Roommate 21 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 477 68%
 Households with Kids 227 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2127128514111114612151112891387
Female871051410108111511141861313129913
Total1019171722152419222917263317252121221720

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27979 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27979 were primarily built in the 1990s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 27979 real estate data, the median home value of $105,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 27979 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 27979 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27979 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,719 100%
 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 299 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 268 35%
 Renter Occupied Households 137 18%
 Households Vacant 65 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 3%
 For Sale Only 8 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 12%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 8 12%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 33 51%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 38 27%
 3+ Bedroom 105 73%
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 $52,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 27979 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. In 27979 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 584 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 342 25%
 No Earnings 465 33%
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 584 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 342 25%
 No Earnings 465 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 801 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 16 2%
 Worked at Home 15 2%
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 100 16%
 High School Graduate 323 52%
 Associate's degree 78 13%
 Bachelor's degree 99 16%
 Master's degree 12 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 7 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 368 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 14 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 62 14%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27979

ZIP Code 27979 is in the Gates County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27979.

T S Cooper Elementary
237 Nc 32 South
Sunbury, NC 27979
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gates County School District

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