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ZIP Code 28159

Primary City:Spencer, NC (View All Cities)
County: Rowan County
Timezone: Eastern (2:02am)
Coordinates:35.69, -80.43
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28159

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28159. 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 28159. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28159, 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:
Spencer, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28159 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28159 is located in north 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 28159 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 28159 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,108
Population Density 1,261 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,351
Median Home Value $94,900
Land Area 2.47 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,166
Median Household Income $36,197

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male969811113410079848181106117108826240292130
Female106130111103898410210610911613299926150504960
Total20222822223718916318618719022224920717412390797090

Gender

 Male 1,459 47%
 Female 1,649 53%
Gender

Race

 White 1,775 57.1%
 Black Or African American 1,050 33.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.4%
 Asian 30 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.2%
 Other Race 166 5.3%
 Two Or More Races 69 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner54995164170927549
Renter261101311095920102
Total311592262732291128551

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 484 42%
 Single Guardian 287 25%
 Singles 336 29%
 Singles With Roommate 59 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 768 66%
 Households with Kids 398 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2216162015123124161826162625352023332319
Female3221112126222529281817292423102721271819
Total5437274141345653443643455048454744604138

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28159 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 28159 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 28159 real estate data, the median home value of $94,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28159 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28159 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28159 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,002 97%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 63 2%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 43 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 481 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 218 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 467 35%
 Households Vacant 185 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 62 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 42 23%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 7 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 65 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 96 18%
 2 Bedroom 239 44%
 3+ Bedroom 213 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 $36,197 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28159 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28159 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. More commuters in 28159 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 772 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 489 19%
 No Earnings 1,275 50%
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 772 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 489 19%
 No Earnings 1,275 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 892 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 58 6%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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. 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 124 13%
 High School Graduate 639 69%
 Associate's degree 12 1%
 Bachelor's degree 120 13%
 Master's degree 8 1%
 Professional school degree 17 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 523 72%
 Enrolled in Private School 53 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 148 20%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28159

ZIP Code 28159 is in the Rowan-Salisbury School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28159.

North Rowan Middle School
512 Charles St
Spencer, NC 28159
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Rowan-Salisbury School District
North Rowan Elementary
600 Charles St
Spencer, NC 28159
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rowan-Salisbury School District
North Rowan High School
300 North Whitehead Ave
Spencer, NC 28159
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Rowan-Salisbury School District

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