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ZIP Code 28278

Primary City:Charlotte, NC (View All Cities)
County: Mecklenburg County
Timezone: Eastern (4:54pm)
Area code: 704 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.1, -81.0
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28278

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28278. 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 28278. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28278, 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 28278 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28278 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 28278 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28278 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 19,283
Population Density 677 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,858
Median Home Value $199,200
Land Area 28.48 sq mi
Water Area 3.70 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,048
Median Household Income $76,566

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8317856734974176618741,050849695581508426260148876225
Female8497966515043847771,066999871746632559429237140996154
Total1,6801,5811,3241,0018011,4381,9402,0491,7201,4411,2131,06785549728818612379

Gender

 Male 9,429 49%
 Female 9,854 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,735 60.9%
 Black Or African American 4,680 24.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 84 0.4%
 Asian 1,184 6.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 14 0.1%
 Other Race 1,031 5.3%
 Two Or More Races 555 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner591,1701,7141,27595240316232
Renter12940837019811640182
Total1881,5782,0841,4731,06844318034

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,307 61%
 Single Guardian 1,020 14%
 Singles 1,271 18%
 Singles With Roommate 450 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,128 59%
 Households with Kids 2,920 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1761501681601591621491461691551391261251281111101011027358
Female193178143148167178149136166164130123130104100115117947856
Total369328311308326340298282335319269249255232211225218196151114

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28278 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28278 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 28278 real estate data, the median home value of $199,200 is slightly higher 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 28278. Rentals in 28278 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28278 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 19,283 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,197 66%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 570 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,281 16%
 Households Vacant 810 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 171 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 2%
 For Sale Only 317 39%
 Sold & Unoccupied 31 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 184 23%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 94 12%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 12 0.7%
 1 Bedroom 232 13.3%
 2 Bedroom 575 33.0%
 3+ Bedroom 922 53.0%
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 $76,566 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28278 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. Most commuters in 28278 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 8,879 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,723 23%
 No Earnings 3,469 22%
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 8,879 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,723 23%
 No Earnings 3,469 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,044 90%
 Public transportation 193 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 201 2%
 Worked at Home 776 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 517 8%
 High School Graduate 2,391 35%
 Associate's degree 769 11%
 Bachelor's degree 2,371 35%
 Master's degree 611 9%
 Professional school degree 100 1%
 Doctorate degree 60 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,310 68%
 Enrolled in Private School 855 18%
 Not Enrolled in School 681 14%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28278

ZIP Code 28278 is in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28278.

Berryhill School
10501 Windy Grove Rd
Charlotte, NC 28278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Winget Park Elementary
12235 Winget Rd
Charlotte, NC 28278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Berewick Elementary
5910 Dixie River Rd
Charlotte, NC 28278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District
Palisades Episcopal School
13120 Grand Palisades Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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