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ZIP Code 28609

Primary City:Catawba, NC (View All Cities)
County: Catawba County
Timezone: Eastern (11:05am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.7, -81.1
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28609. 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 28609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28609, 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:
Catawba, NC
Acceptable:
Longisland

Stats and Demographics for the 28609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28609 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 28609 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 extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28609 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,864
Population Density 132 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,659
Median Home Value $113,900
Land Area 44.51 sq mi
Water Area 2.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,302
Median Household Income $53,003

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male13718822524313412715118526127526321220516288684127
Female11917618018912111515522721926223021920617185776853
Total25636440543225524230641248053749343141133317314510980

Gender

 Male 2,992 51%
 Female 2,872 49%
Gender

Race

 White 5,235 89.3%
 Black Or African American 406 6.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 26 0.4%
 Asian 36 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 98 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 59 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1612537448541628515945
Renter337685905433188
Total4920145957547031817753

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,337 58%
 Single Guardian 378 16%
 Singles 483 21%
 Singles With Roommate 104 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,538 67%
 Households with Kids 764 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2927273333373641413740414859574455414620
Female2120262934293436433738363732503145372627
Total504753626766707784747877859110775100787247

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28609 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28609 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28609 real estate data, the median home value of $113,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28609 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28609 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28609 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,864 100%
 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 1,223 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 682 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 397 15%
 Households Vacant 357 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 51 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1%
 For Sale Only 62 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 87 24%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 135 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 185 50%
 3+ Bedroom 186 50%
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 $53,003 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28609 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. Most commuters in 28609 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,204 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 829 17%
 No Earnings 1,898 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 2,204 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 829 17%
 No Earnings 1,898 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,596 95.5%
 Public transportation 21 0.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 42 1.5%
 Worked at Home 60 2.2%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 525 25.1%
 High School Graduate 1,139 54.5%
 Associate's degree 146 7.0%
 Bachelor's degree 242 11.6%
 Master's degree 13 0.6%
 Professional school degree 13 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 13 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 732 82.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 39 4.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 113 12.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28609

ZIP Code 28609 is in the Catawba County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28609.

Catawba Rosenwald Education Center
403 6th Ave SW
Catawba, NC 28609
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Catawba County School District
Catawba Elementary School
5415 Hudson Chapel Rd
Catawba, NC 28609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Bandys High School
5040 East Bandys Rd
Catawba, NC 28609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Catawba County School District

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