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ZIP Code 28556

Primary City:Merritt, NC (View All Cities)
County: Pamlico County
Timezone: Eastern (4:48pm)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.1, -76.7
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28556

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28556. 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 28556. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28556, 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:
Merritt, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28556 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28556 is located in east 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 28556 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28556 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 963
Population Density 21 people per sq mi
Housing Units 681
Median Home Value $173,300
Land Area 45.25 sq mi
Water Area 28.74 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 444
Median Household Income $55,875

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male11161719152022162638424950523718133
Female192325291319191924345960473533161510
Total30394248283941355072101109978770342813

Gender

 Male 464 48%
 Female 499 52%
Gender

Race

 White 863 89.6%
 Black Or African American 73 7.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.4%
 Asian 6 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 10 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner32532839797405
Renter4186129652
Total7433895106103457

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 261 59%
 Single Guardian 50 11%
 Singles 110 25%
 Singles With Roommate 23 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 351 79%
 Households with Kids 93 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male12252146364124634330
Female24546445457625755752
Total3679858117111174913891082

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28556 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28556 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28556 real estate data, the median home value of $173,300 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28556. Rentals in 28556 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28556 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 963 100%
 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 223 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 159 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 62 9%
 Households Vacant 237 35%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 21 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 167 70%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 38 16%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 24 56%
 3+ Bedroom 19 44%
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 $55,875 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28556 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28556 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. In 28556 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 229 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 230 29%
 No Earnings 328 42%
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 229 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 230 29%
 No Earnings 328 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 354 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 7%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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 17 5%
 High School Graduate 239 66%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 63 17%
 Master's degree 45 12%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 152 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 31 17%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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