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ZIP Code 28217

Primary City:Charlotte, NC (View All Cities)
County: Mecklenburg County
Timezone: Eastern (2:23pm)
Area code: 704 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.17, -80.92
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28217

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28217. 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 28217. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28217, 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 28217 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28217 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 28217 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 an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28217 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,204
Population Density 1,634 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,247
Median Home Value $107,500
Land Area 14.81 sq mi
Water Area 0.14 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,016
Median Household Income $38,832

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1007807457961,1511,6171,2359277987206454564252811921285937
Female1,0568457977469961,3881,15788874172468960247634823919613985
Total2,1561,6251,5421,5422,1473,0052,3921,8151,5391,4441,3341,058901629431324198122

Gender

 Male 12,092 50%
 Female 12,112 50%
Gender

Race

 White 6,346 26.2%
 Black Or African American 11,364 47.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 178 0.7%
 Asian 1,518 6.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 57 0.2%
 Other Race 3,917 16.2%
 Two Or More Races 824 3.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5842958273375652530173
Renter6472,1821,223842441161558
Total7052,6111,8051,5751,19768635681

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,841 32%
 Single Guardian 2,668 30%
 Singles 2,511 28%
 Singles With Roommate 996 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,726 64%
 Households with Kids 3,290 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male237224196190152165149156158171162138140134138148154209147176
Female234206193211188140169181167161174158171133130141148149178176
Total471430389401340305318337325332336296311267268289302358325352

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28217 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 28217 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 2000s. Looking at 28217 real estate data, the median home value of $107,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28217 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28217 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28217 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 24,178 99.9%
 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 26 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,755 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 702 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,559 54%
 Households Vacant 1,231 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 819 66.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 28 2.3%
 For Sale Only 92 7.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 40 3.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 244 19.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 76 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,801 29%
 2 Bedroom 2,268 37%
 3+ Bedroom 2,016 33%
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 $38,832 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28217 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. Residents in ZIP code 28217 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28217 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 28217 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,998 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,150 29%
 No Earnings 6,004 28%
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 8,998 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,150 29%
 No Earnings 6,004 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,122 86.4%
 Public transportation 995 7.7%
 Taxicab 85 0.7%
 Motorcycle 6 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 456 3.5%
 Worked at Home 204 1.6%
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 2,665 31.2%
 High School Graduate 3,959 46.3%
 Associate's degree 343 4.0%
 Bachelor's degree 1,037 12.1%
 Master's degree 452 5.3%
 Professional school degree 19 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 72 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,842 83.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 292 5.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 662 11.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28217

ZIP Code 28217 is in the Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28217.

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
5225 Seventyseven Center Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
Nations Ford Elementary
8300 Nations Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Waddell Language Academy
7030 Nations Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
E E Waddell High School
7030 Nations Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Rod of God Christian Academy
7300 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28217
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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