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ZIP Code 28056

Primary City:Gastonia, NC (View All Cities)
County: Gaston County
Timezone: Eastern (11:32pm)
Area code: 704 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.2, -81.1
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28056

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28056. 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 28056. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28056, 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:
Gastonia, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28056 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28056 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 28056 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28056 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,418
Population Density 661 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,943
Median Home Value $154,500
Land Area 47.55 sq mi
Water Area 0.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,861
Median Household Income $56,255

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9371,1161,1461,1368407768561,0661,2281,3401,2901,12397467543130815380
Female8271,0261,0971,0877847759291,2321,2761,3841,3361,1561,070695514350245160
Total1,7642,1422,2432,2231,6241,5511,7852,2982,5042,7242,6262,2792,0441,370945658398240

Gender

 Male 15,475 49%
 Female 15,943 51%
Gender

Race

 White 26,454 84.2%
 Black Or African American 2,958 9.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 111 0.4%
 Asian 529 1.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 817 2.6%
 Two Or More Races 539 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner908021,8472,4512,1431,275631126
Renter2505716284583161559325
Total3401,3732,4752,9092,4591,430724151

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,176 61%
 Single Guardian 1,883 16%
 Singles 2,260 19%
 Singles With Roommate 542 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,501 63%
 Households with Kids 4,360 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male203193168200197235209224251222206236240242229268235239165173
Female151163176175202195207185237227225227193225232240274176165131
Total354356344375399430416409488449431463433467461508509415330304

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28056 has a small 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 28056 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 28056 real estate data, the median home value of $154,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28056. Rentals in 28056 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 $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28056 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,348 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 54 0.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 16 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,026 54%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,339 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,496 19%
 Households Vacant 1,082 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 407 37.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 0.7%
 For Sale Only 220 20.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 34 3.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 2.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 389 36.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 145 5%
 1 Bedroom 399 14%
 2 Bedroom 1,159 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,050 38%
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 $56,255 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28056 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. Most commuters in 28056 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 11,708 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,823 23%
 No Earnings 7,990 31%
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 11,708 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,823 23%
 No Earnings 7,990 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,844 95.6%
 Public transportation 90 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 91 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 83 0.5%
 Worked at Home 424 2.7%
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 1,612 15.2%
 High School Graduate 5,015 47.4%
 Associate's degree 1,182 11.2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,921 18.1%
 Master's degree 604 5.7%
 Professional school degree 201 1.9%
 Doctorate degree 53 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,181 73.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,161 16.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 698 9.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28056

ZIP Code 28056 is in the Gaston County School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28056.

New Hope Elementary
137 Stowe Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Robinson Elementary
3122 South Union Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Bess Elementary
4340 Beaty Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gaston County School District
Forestview High School
5545 Union Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gaston County School District
Gaston Day School
2001 Gaston Day School Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Faith Christian Academy
826 Stanley Spencer Mtn Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Gaston Christian School
1625 Lowell Bethesda Rd
Gastonia, NC 28056
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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