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ZIP Code 28480

Primary City:Wrightsville Beach, NC (View All Cities)
County: New Hanover County
Timezone: Eastern (5:31am)
Area code: 910 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.23, -77.79
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28480

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28480. 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 28480. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28480, 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:
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Acceptable:
Writsvlle Bch

Stats and Demographics for the 28480 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28480 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 28480 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28480 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,473
Population Density 845 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,750
Median Home Value $844,700
Land Area 2.93 sq mi
Water Area 0.92 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,147
Median Household Income $69,659

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male33395959224172747471859384814952302211
Female30464447220112595656856972785153342920
Total6385103106444284133130127170162156159100105645131

Gender

 Male 1,312 53%
 Female 1,161 47%
Gender

Race

 White 2,421 97.9%
 Black Or African American 8 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.2%
 Asian 16 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 8 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 16 0.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner628541291561167426
Renter14717685823418142
Total1532041392111901348828

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 418 36%
 Single Guardian 72 6%
 Singles 371 32%
 Singles With Roommate 286 25%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 964 84%
 Households with Kids 183 16%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male77784124613910101020121010101739
Female745113148101110511996111191022
Total141112197261216241915211929182121192761

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28480 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more military bases nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28480 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 28480 real estate data, the median home value of $844,700 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28480. Rentals in 28480 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 $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28480 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,444 99%
 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 29 1%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 380 14%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 209 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 558 20%
 Households Vacant 1,603 58%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 276 17.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 0.5%
 For Sale Only 55 3.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 0.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,241 77.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 17 1.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 33 7%
 1 Bedroom 28 6%
 2 Bedroom 185 39%
 3+ Bedroom 223 48%
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 $69,659 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28480 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 28480 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 28480 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 868 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 687 31%
 No Earnings 693 31%
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 868 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 687 31%
 No Earnings 693 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,110 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 92 7%
 Worked at Home 135 10%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 28480 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 16 2%
 High School Graduate 173 21%
 Associate's degree 64 8%
 Bachelor's degree 348 43%
 Master's degree 51 6%
 Professional school degree 81 10%
 Doctorate degree 82 10%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 161 57%
 Enrolled in Private School 123 43%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28480

ZIP Code 28480 is in the New Hanover County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28480.

Wrightsville Beach Elementary
220 Coral Dr
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District

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