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ZIP Code 28208

Primary City:Charlotte, NC (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Westerly Hills
County: Mecklenburg County
Timezone: Eastern (6:32am)
Area code: 704 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.24, -80.91
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28208

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28208. 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 28208. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28208, 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:
Charlotte, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28208 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28208 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 28208 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28208 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 34,167
Population Density 1,553 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,892
Median Home Value $86,400
Land Area 22.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,693
Median Household Income $28,435

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,5161,3121,2911,4011,2331,2461,1111,0861,0461,1951,10991368349726017913771
Female1,4701,2551,2221,3571,3801,3391,2481,2361,1531,3131,1941,057824622394324276217
Total2,9862,5672,5132,7582,6132,5852,3592,3222,1992,5082,3031,9701,5071,119654503413288

Gender

 Male 16,286 48%
 Female 17,881 52%
Gender

Race

 White 5,293 15.5%
 Black Or African American 25,078 73.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 217 0.6%
 Asian 1,315 3.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 39 0.1%
 Other Race 1,416 4.1%
 Two Or More Races 809 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner745948961,1411,095710428146
Renter6851,7531,6561,6131,12251122247
Total7592,3472,5522,7542,2171,221650193

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,036 24%
 Single Guardian 4,850 38%
 Singles 3,721 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,086 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,870 62%
 Households with Kids 4,823 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male297303324278278268246271249280251245250265265270289288289258
Female300293293261240238256265256257262229240234228273287317252294
Total597596617539518506502536505537513474490499493543576605541552

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28208 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 28208 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1950s. Looking at 28208 real estate data, the median home value of $86,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28208 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28208 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 28208 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 33,760 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 247 0.7%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 104 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 56 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,017 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,067 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,609 51%
 Households Vacant 2,199 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,302 59%
 Rented & Unoccupied 48 2%
 For Sale Only 200 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 46 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 30 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 573 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 291 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,449 17%
 2 Bedroom 3,505 42%
 3+ Bedroom 3,087 37%
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 $28,435 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28208 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. ZIP code 28208 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28208 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 28208 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 8,924 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,945 27%
 No Earnings 10,219 39%
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 8,924 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,945 27%
 No Earnings 10,219 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,468 83%
 Public transportation 1,301 10%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 611 5%
 Worked at Home 206 2%
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 3,110 31.9%
 High School Graduate 5,139 52.7%
 Associate's degree 446 4.6%
 Bachelor's degree 808 8.3%
 Master's degree 156 1.6%
 Professional school degree 79 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,342 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 571 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 823 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28208

ZIP Code 28208 is in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28208.

Allenbrook Elementary
1430 Allenbrook Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Ashley Park Prek-8 School
2401 Belfast Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Barringer Academic Center
1546 Walton Rd
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Reid Park Academy
4108 West Tyvola Rd
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Bruns Academy
501 South Bruns Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Spaugh Middle School
1901 Herbert Spaugh Ln
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Thomasboro Academy
538 Bradford Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Westerly Hills Academy
4420 Denver Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Harding University High School
2001 Alleghany St
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology
1430 Alleghany St
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Brookstone Schools
2461 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Paw Creek Christian Academy
5110 Tuckaseegee Rd
Charlotte, NC 28208
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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