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ZIP Code 28043

Primary City:Forest City, NC (View All Cities)
County: Rutherford County
Timezone: Eastern (8:43am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.3, -81.9
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28043

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28043. 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 28043. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28043, 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:
Forest City, NC
Acceptable:
Alexander Mills, Alexander Mls

Stats and Demographics for the 28043 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28043 is located in west 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 28043 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28043 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,055
Population Density 332 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,723
Median Home Value $94,100
Land Area 63.36 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,547
Median Household Income $31,786

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male663684711723570535572625631749708683611494394261160139
Female668680695744610543595688764787796721710619497387313325
Total1,3311,3641,4061,4671,1801,0781,1671,3131,3951,5361,5041,4041,3211,113891648473464

Gender

 Male 9,913 47%
 Female 11,142 53%
Gender

Race

 White 16,492 78.3%
 Black Or African American 3,208 15.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 52 0.2%
 Asian 116 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 653 3.1%
 Two Or More Races 532 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner644628291,1651,1771,003599201
Renter29956856458445828719196
Total3631,0301,3931,7491,6351,290790297

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,894 46%
 Single Guardian 1,847 22%
 Singles 2,431 28%
 Singles With Roommate 375 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,798 68%
 Households with Kids 2,749 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male131141142109130150117120167129143134149156147142165153116126
Female122123149125126121126153154131138135137154161166151136130138
Total253264291234256271243273321260281269286310308308316289246264

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28043 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28043 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 28043 real estate data, the median home value of $94,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28043. Rentals in 28043 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28043 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,785 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 3 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 145 0.7%
 Other Institutional 14 0.1%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 108 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,226 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,274 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,047 31%
 Households Vacant 1,176 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 377 32.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 26 2.2%
 For Sale Only 130 11.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 47 4.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 101 8.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 494 42.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 126 4%
 1 Bedroom 524 15%
 2 Bedroom 1,526 43%
 3+ Bedroom 1,403 39%
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 $31,786 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28043 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. More commuters in 28043 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 5,594 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,806 22%
 No Earnings 7,884 46%
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 5,594 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,806 22%
 No Earnings 7,884 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,423 94.8%
 Public transportation 21 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 233 3.0%
 Worked at Home 152 1.9%
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. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,670 24.0%
 High School Graduate 3,816 54.9%
 Associate's degree 476 6.8%
 Bachelor's degree 663 9.5%
 Master's degree 223 3.2%
 Professional school degree 64 0.9%
 Doctorate degree 40 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,113 85.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 139 2.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 576 11.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28043

ZIP Code 28043 is in the Rutherford County School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28043.

Rutherford Opportunity Center
140 Old Caroleen Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rutherford County School District
Forrest W Hunt Elementary
100 Forrest Hunt Dr
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rutherford County School District
Chase Middle School
840 Chase High Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Rutherford County School District
Forest City-Dunbar Elementary
286 Learning Parkway
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rutherford County School District
Harris Elementary
3330 Us 221 South Hwy
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rutherford County School District
Mt Vernon-Ruth Elementary
2785 Hudlow Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rutherford County School District
Chase High School
1603 Chase High Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rutherford County School District
East Rutherford High School
331 East High Rd
Forest City, NC 28043
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rutherford County School District

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