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ZIP Code 28168

Primary City:Vale, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (3:56am)
Coordinates:35.6, -81.4
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28168

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28168. 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 28168. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28168, 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:
Vale, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28168 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28168 is located in west North Carolina and covers a slightly higher 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 28168 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 slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28168 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,230
Population Density 118 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,365
Median Home Value $126,800
Land Area 86.74 sq mi
Water Area 0.35 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,941
Median Household Income $44,570

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2933383723622322542903594064553593993392601671047134
Female2893393383262662792863503704144233793452521751199492
Total582677710688498533576709776869782778684512342223165126

Gender

 Male 5,094 50%
 Female 5,136 50%
Gender

Race

 White 9,594 93.8%
 Black Or African American 241 2.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 32 0.3%
 Asian 78 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 178 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 104 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3925257175373047523477
Renter55192180168100583918
Total9444475192183053327395

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,270 58%
 Single Guardian 616 16%
 Singles 879 22%
 Singles With Roommate 176 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,561 65%
 Households with Kids 1,380 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4562686661576963886377746890808076636340
Female5564586052766181696454737275725772626365
Total100126126126113133130144157127131147140165152137148125126105

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28168 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28168 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28168 real estate data, the median home value of $126,800 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 28168. Rentals in 28168 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 28168 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,227 100.0%
 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 3 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,950 45%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,181 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 810 19%
 Households Vacant 424 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 66 15.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 2.4%
 For Sale Only 47 11.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 3.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 33 7.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 252 59.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 18 3%
 1 Bedroom 17 3%
 2 Bedroom 240 44%
 3+ Bedroom 276 50%
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 $44,570 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28168 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. However, that is not the case in 28168. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,564 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,805 20%
 No Earnings 3,694 41%
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 3,564 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,805 20%
 No Earnings 3,694 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,191 94.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 137 3.1%
 Worked at Home 117 2.6%
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 748 19.8%
 High School Graduate 2,115 56.1%
 Associate's degree 290 7.7%
 Bachelor's degree 433 11.5%
 Master's degree 128 3.4%
 Professional school degree 23 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 32 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,158 88.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 104 4.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 187 7.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28168

ZIP Code 28168 is in the Catawba County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28168.

Banoak Elementary
7651 West Nc 10 Hwy
Vale, NC 28168
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Union Elementary
4875 Reepsville Rd
Vale, NC 28168
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lincoln County School District
North Brook Elementary
642 Hwy 274
Vale, NC 28168
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lincoln County School District

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