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ZIP Code 28557

Primary City:Morehead City, NC (View All Cities)
County: Carteret County
Timezone: Eastern (10:06pm)
Coordinates:34.74, -76.76
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28557

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28557. 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 28557. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28557, 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:
Morehead City, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28557 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28557 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 28557 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28557 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 14,429
Population Density 1,016 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,037
Median Home Value $221,000
Land Area 14.20 sq mi
Water Area 9.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,597
Median Household Income $43,093

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male414337363382319437407408433467512553537432300219195124
Female338352343360366412388408479498642623595484365347288302
Total7526897067426858497958169129651,1541,1761,132916665566483426

Gender

 Male 6,839 47%
 Female 7,590 53%
Gender

Race

 White 12,466 86.4%
 Black Or African American 1,110 7.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 60 0.4%
 Asian 200 1.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 22 0.2%
 Other Race 278 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 293 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner262864778121,075829571202
Renter20553442440231417816597
Total2318209011,2141,3891,007736299

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,079 47%
 Single Guardian 962 15%
 Singles 2,157 33%
 Singles With Roommate 399 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,991 76%
 Households with Kids 1,606 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7671899370924663667280846562838885646247
Female6156836573575884807454786572798185684769
Total137127172158143149104147146146134162130134162169170132109116

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28557 has a slightly higher than average 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 28557 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 28557 real estate data, the median home value of $221,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28557 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28557 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28557 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 14,241 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 133 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 55 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,663 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,615 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,319 29%
 Households Vacant 1,440 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 171 11.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 0.6%
 For Sale Only 140 9.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 2.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 896 62.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 194 13.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 96 4%
 1 Bedroom 466 19%
 2 Bedroom 978 40%
 3+ Bedroom 900 37%
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 $43,093 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28557 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. More commuters in 28557 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 4,168 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,408 29%
 No Earnings 4,267 36%
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 4,168 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,408 29%
 No Earnings 4,267 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,834 91.5%
 Public transportation 24 0.4%
 Taxicab 33 0.5%
 Motorcycle 19 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 215 3.4%
 Worked at Home 253 4.0%
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 366 8%
 High School Graduate 2,643 55%
 Associate's degree 348 7%
 Bachelor's degree 859 18%
 Master's degree 313 7%
 Professional school degree 190 4%
 Doctorate degree 55 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,834 86.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 150 7.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 141 6.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28557

ZIP Code 28557 is in the Carteret County Public Schools. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28557.

Morehead City Middle School
400 Barbour Rd
Morehead City, NC 28557
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Carteret County Public Schools
Morehead Elementary at Camp Glenn
3316 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Carteret County Public Schools
Morehead City Primary
4409 Country Club Rd
Morehead City, NC 28557
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Carteret County Public Schools
Cape Lookout Marine Sci High School
1108 Bridges St
Morehead City, NC 28557
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cape Lookout Marine Science High School District
West Carteret High School
4700 Country Club Rd
Morehead City, NC 28557
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Carteret County Public Schools
St Egbert Catholic School
1705 Evans St
Morehead City, NC 28557
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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