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ZIP Code 28616

Primary City:Crossnore, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Avery County
Timezone: Eastern (4:22pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.0, -81.9
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28616

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28616. 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 28616. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28616, 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:
Crossnore, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28616 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28616 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 28616 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults 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 28616 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 493
Population Density 183 people per sq mi
Housing Units 239
Median Home Value $133,300
Land Area 2.70 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 176
Median Household Income $29,773

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

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


 Male 240 49%
 Female 253 51%


 White 441 89.5%
 Black Or African American 19 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.2%
 Asian 2 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 27 5.5%
 Two Or More Races 3 0.6%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 102 58%
 Single Guardian 20 11%
 Singles 49 28%
 Singles With Roommate 5 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 133 76%
 Households with Kids 43 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28616 has a large 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 28616 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 28616 real estate data, the median home value of $133,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 28616 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28616 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 419 85%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 65 13%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 9 2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 56 23%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 89 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 31 13%
 Households Vacant 63 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 7 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 5 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 40 63%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 11 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 75 82%
 3+ Bedroom 17 18%
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 $29,773 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 28616 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 28616 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 103 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 87 35%
 No Earnings 60 24%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 103 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 87 35%
 No Earnings 60 24%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 158 85%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 10 5%
 Worked at Home 18 10%
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 4 6%
 High School Graduate 38 56%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 15 22%
 Master's degree 4 6%
 Professional school degree 7 10%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 67 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 12 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 8 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28616

ZIP Code 28616 is in the Crossnore Academy. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28616.

Crossnore Academy
129 Allen Circle
Crossnore, NC 28616
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Crossnore Academy
Crossnore Elementary
1000 Walt Clark Rd
Crossnore, NC 28616
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Avery County School District

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