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ZIP Code 28215

Primary City:Charlotte, NC (View All Cities)
County: Mecklenburg County
Timezone: Eastern (8:50am)
Area code: 704 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.25, -80.69
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28215

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28215. 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 28215. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28215, 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 28215 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28215 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 28215 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28215 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 53,629
Population Density 1,757 people per sq mi
Housing Units 20,940
Median Home Value $127,500
Land Area 30.53 sq mi
Water Area 0.21 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 19,074
Median Household Income $45,983

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2,1182,2332,2042,0911,6991,9171,8792,0491,9251,8001,5711,288958623421296211175
Female2,1922,1442,0351,9201,6351,9022,3362,3132,1132,1601,8251,6671,223880580465365416
Total4,3104,3774,2394,0113,3343,8194,2154,3624,0383,9603,3962,9552,1811,5031,001761576591

Gender

 Male 25,458 47%
 Female 28,171 53%
Gender

Race

 White 17,405 32.5%
 Black Or African American 27,101 50.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 290 0.5%
 Asian 1,527 2.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 52 0.1%
 Other Race 5,419 10.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,835 3.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1701,8322,9593,0312,3501,218634159
Renter5011,8711,7351,214659310223208
Total6713,7034,6944,2453,0091,528857367

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,223 43%
 Single Guardian 5,268 28%
 Singles 4,421 23%
 Singles With Roommate 1,162 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 10,976 58%
 Households with Kids 8,098 42%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male408407438437431452418456476443451467453390425457444453312295
Female437438447422382418456435453393409399418416405437386369323302
Total845845885859813870874891929836860866871806830894830822635597

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28215 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 28215 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 28215 real estate data, the median home value of $127,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28215 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28215 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28215 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 53,289 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 5 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 259 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 76 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 10,739 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,614 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,721 32%
 Households Vacant 1,866 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,047 56%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 1%
 For Sale Only 331 18%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 32 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 407 22%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 178 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,271 18%
 2 Bedroom 2,557 36%
 3+ Bedroom 3,033 43%
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 $45,983 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28215 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 28215. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 17,502 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,372 25%
 No Earnings 13,246 32%
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 17,502 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,372 25%
 No Earnings 13,246 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 21,754 90.6%
 Public transportation 688 2.9%
 Taxicab 25 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 346 1.4%
 Worked at Home 1,189 5.0%
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 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 3,086 19.5%
 High School Graduate 8,276 52.2%
 Associate's degree 1,223 7.7%
 Bachelor's degree 2,389 15.1%
 Master's degree 581 3.7%
 Professional school degree 193 1.2%
 Doctorate degree 112 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 10,266 80.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,091 8.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,421 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28215

ZIP Code 28215 is in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28215.

Cochrane Collegiate Academy
6200 Starhaven Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Kipp: Charlotte
931 Wilann Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Kipp: Charlotte School District
Briarwood Elementary
1001 Wilann Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Devonshire Elementary
6500 Barrington Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Hickory Grove Elementary
6709 Pence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
J H Gunn Elementary
7400 Harrisburg Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Northridge Middle School
7601 the Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Reedy Creek Elementary
10801 Plaza Rd Ext
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Joseph W Grier Academy
8330 Grier Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Cato Middle College High School
8120 Grier Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Our Lady of the Assumption School
4225 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Plaza Road Academy
7041 the Plaza Bldg 2
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Charlotte Islamic Academy
4301 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Hickory Grove Christian School
6050 Hickory Grove Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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