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ZIP Code 28605

Primary City:Blowing Rock, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (7:33pm)
Coordinates:36.1, -81.7
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28605

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28605. 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 28605. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28605, 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:
Blowing Rock, NC
Unacceptable:
Aho, Bamboo, Mayview Park

Stats and Demographics for the 28605 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28605 is located in northwest 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 28605 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28605 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,412
Population Density 118 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,239
Median Home Value $349,000
Land Area 28.94 sq mi
Water Area 0.21 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,599
Median Household Income $43,536

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 51

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male607663801671016184100117116143156135100653725
Female418768751088162999212913714518113988676265
Total1011631311552751821231831922462532883372741881329990

Gender

 Male 1,686 49%
 Female 1,726 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,301 96.7%
 Black Or African American 11 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.2%
 Asian 17 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 16 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 61 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner53811921527825613535
Renter109122768078291410
Total11416019529535628514945

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 798 50%
 Single Guardian 132 8%
 Singles 513 32%
 Singles With Roommate 156 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,315 82%
 Households with Kids 284 18%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11171111207247181399161615241292027
Female71161416151910271013141615141215211319
Total1828172536224317452322233231293627303346

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28605 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28605 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28605 real estate data, the median home value of $349,000 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 28605. Rentals in 28605 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28605 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,347 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 65 2%
 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 660 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 421 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 518 12%
 Households Vacant 2,640 62%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 166 6.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 0.8%
 For Sale Only 133 5.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,213 83.8%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 88 3.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 54 10%
 2 Bedroom 277 51%
 3+ Bedroom 214 39%
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 $43,536 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28605 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. More commuters in 28605 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 1,056 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 978 30%
 No Earnings 1,258 38%
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 1,056 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 978 30%
 No Earnings 1,258 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,521 88%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 50 3%
 Worked at Home 148 9%
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 107 8%
 High School Graduate 556 43%
 Associate's degree 45 3%
 Bachelor's degree 298 23%
 Master's degree 155 12%
 Professional school degree 70 5%
 Doctorate degree 77 6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 428 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 52 11%
 Not Enrolled in School 5 1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28605

ZIP Code 28605 is in the Watauga County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28605.

Blowing Rock Elementary
165 Morris St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watauga County School District

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