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ZIP Code 28606

Primary City:Boomer, NC (View All Cities)
County: Wilkes County
Timezone: Eastern (6:17pm)
Area code: 336 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.05, -81.33
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28606

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28606. 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 28606. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28606, 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:
Boomer, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28606 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28606 is located in north 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 28606 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28606 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,158
Population Density 50 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,010
Median Home Value $108,200
Land Area 43.37 sq mi
Water Area 0.40 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 862
Median Household Income $34,728

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male515287835650697364857373817941171915
Female726767705655526870857671846253282133
Total12311915415311210512114113417014914416514194454048

Gender

 Male 1,068 49%
 Female 1,090 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,911 88.6%
 Black Or African American 172 8.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 5 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 41 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 27 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner9551021401611365440
Renter11374028231592
Total20921421681841516342

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 465 54%
 Single Guardian 135 16%
 Singles 225 26%
 Singles With Roommate 37 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 598 69%
 Households with Kids 264 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male121261431318810171620201421221911108
Female1520191081413161613131112182217175913
Total2732252411273124263029313232433936161921

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28606 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28606 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 28606 real estate data, the median home value of $108,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28606 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28606 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28606 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,081 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 57 3%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 20 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 360 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 337 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 165 16%
 Households Vacant 148 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 22 14.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 13 8.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 43 29.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 65 43.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 8 15%
 3+ Bedroom 46 85%
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 $34,728 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28606 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 28606 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 418 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 429 32%
 No Earnings 480 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 418 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 429 32%
 No Earnings 480 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 645 98%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 14 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 175 32%
 High School Graduate 305 56%
 Associate's degree 20 4%
 Bachelor's degree 43 8%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 238 71%
 Enrolled in Private School 77 23%
 Not Enrolled in School 21 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28606

ZIP Code 28606 is in the Wilkes County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28606.

Boomer-Ferguson Elementary
556 Boomerferguson Sch Rd
Boomer, NC 28606
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
Eckerd-Boomer
4654 High Rock Rd
Boomer, NC 28606
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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