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ZIP Code 28016

Primary City:Bessemer City, NC (View All Cities)
County: Gaston County
Timezone: Eastern (10:04pm)
Area code: 704 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.3, -81.3
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28016

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28016. 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 28016. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28016, 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:
Bessemer City, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28016 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28016 is located in central 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 28016 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 large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28016 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 13,463
Population Density 314 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,963
Median Home Value $98,200
Land Area 42.93 sq mi
Water Area 0.40 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,193
Median Household Income $33,193

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3954545005193813814144675435334664373912741791409146
Female44142552647940939739555446648350742643228525216511595
Total8368791,0269987907788091,0211,0091,016973863823559431305206141

Gender

 Male 6,611 49%
 Female 6,852 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,465 85.2%
 Black Or African American 1,363 10.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 65 0.5%
 Asian 58 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 261 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 249 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5031566173176252628888
Renter1733984243452381195520
Total2237131,0851,0761,000645343108

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,565 49%
 Single Guardian 1,128 22%
 Singles 1,202 23%
 Singles With Roommate 298 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,345 64%
 Households with Kids 1,848 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male807783928895869293119898894110101107999212083
Female809210079104876779881001109711110891951031038785
Total160169183171192182153171181219199185205218192202202195207168

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28016 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28016 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 28016 real estate data, the median home value of $98,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28016 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28016 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28016 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,454 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 9 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,298 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,123 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,772 30%
 Households Vacant 770 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 398 51.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.6%
 For Sale Only 114 14.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 1.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 2.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 227 29.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 158 9%
 2 Bedroom 748 43%
 3+ Bedroom 821 48%
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 $33,193 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28016 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28016 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28016 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,468 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,424 24%
 No Earnings 4,259 42%
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 3,468 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,424 24%
 No Earnings 4,259 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,885 98.6%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 4 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 0.5%
 Worked at Home 41 0.8%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 975 24.2%
 High School Graduate 2,342 58.2%
 Associate's degree 326 8.1%
 Bachelor's degree 274 6.8%
 Master's degree 62 1.5%
 Professional school degree 22 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 24 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,440 85.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 180 6.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 239 8.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28016

ZIP Code 28016 is in the Gaston County School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28016.

Bessemer City Central Elementary
1400 Puett's Chapel Rd
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Bessemer City Primary
1320 North 12th St
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Bessemer City Middle School
525 Ed Wilson Rd
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Tryon Elementary
2620 Tryon Courthouse Rd
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Bessemer City High School
119 Yellow Jacket Ln
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gaston County School District

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