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ZIP Code 28461

Primary City:Southport, NC (View All Cities)
County: Brunswick County
Timezone: Eastern (5:17pm)
Area code: 910 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.0, -78.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28461

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28461. 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 28461. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28461, 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:
Southport, NC
Acceptable:
Bald Head Isl, Bald Head Island, Blng Spg Lks, Boiling Spring Lakes, Saint James
Unacceptable:
Bald Head, Bling Spr Lks, Oak Island

Stats and Demographics for the 28461 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28461 is located in southeast 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 28461 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28461 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,126
Population Density 213 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,667
Median Home Value $226,600
Land Area 75.73 sq mi
Water Area 16.54 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,167
Median Household Income $50,079

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 53Male Median Age: 52Female Median Age: 54

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male367382372369281354379374419437493604940940573315166105
Female3213503583332603243594034404995688501,064930462263221251
Total6887327307025416787387778599361,0611,4542,0041,8701,035578387356

Gender

 Male 7,870 49%
 Female 8,256 51%
Gender

Race

 White 14,507 90.0%
 Black Or African American 1,013 6.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 53 0.3%
 Asian 101 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 169 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 277 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner383305267811,5791,642547136
Renter11032834530621613510345
Total1486588711,0871,7951,777650181

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,230 59%
 Single Guardian 870 12%
 Singles 1,705 24%
 Singles With Roommate 362 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,663 79%
 Households with Kids 1,504 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7077728589627977757467737484737089667157
Female5872745461786576707974677662808764653752
Total128149146139150140144153145153141140150146153157153131108109

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28461 has a large 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 28461 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 28461 real estate data, the median home value of $226,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28461 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28461 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28461 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,931 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 189 1.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,948 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,631 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,588 15%
 Households Vacant 3,500 33%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 348 9.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 0.5%
 For Sale Only 453 12.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,436 69.6%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 218 6.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 0.5%
 1 Bedroom 455 27.0%
 2 Bedroom 330 19.6%
 3+ Bedroom 891 52.9%
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 $50,079 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28461 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. 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 28461 can expect to fall in that range. 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 3,928 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,744 27%
 No Earnings 6,419 46%
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 3,928 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,744 27%
 No Earnings 6,419 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,522 90%
 Public transportation 73 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 230 4%
 Worked at Home 308 5%
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 372 6%
 High School Graduate 3,042 51%
 Associate's degree 466 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,211 20%
 Master's degree 742 12%
 Professional school degree 74 1%
 Doctorate degree 89 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,250 72%
 Enrolled in Private School 270 16%
 Not Enrolled in School 211 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28461

ZIP Code 28461 is in the Brunswick County School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28461.

Southport Elementary
701 West 9th St
Southport, NC 28461
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brunswick County School District
South Brunswick Middle School
100 Cougar Dr Bsl
Southport, NC 28461
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brunswick County School District
South Brunswick High School
280 Cougar Dr Bsl
Southport, NC 28461
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brunswick County School District
L & L Montessori School
4150 Vanessa Dr
Southport, NC 28461
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Southport Christian School
8070 River Rd
Southport, NC 28461
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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