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ZIP Code 28621

Primary City:Elkin, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (7:33am)
Coordinates:36.3, -80.9
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28621

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28621. 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 28621. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28621, 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:
Elkin, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28621 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28621 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 28621 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28621 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,472
Population Density 149 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,858
Median Home Value $104,200
Land Area 70.11 sq mi
Water Area 0.55 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,214
Median Household Income $36,560

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male31533934235224730930835134537132834329728118513712796
Female330295324321258232282343351376354362349286257200202277
Total645634666673505541590694696747682705646567442337329373

Gender

 Male 5,073 48%
 Female 5,399 52%
Gender

Race

 White 9,067 86.6%
 Black Or African American 412 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 19 0.2%
 Asian 39 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 800 7.6%
 Two Or More Races 132 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner40258505589614514345119
Renter8824822519917710210091
Total128506730788791616445210

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,269 54%
 Single Guardian 639 15%
 Singles 1,145 27%
 Singles With Roommate 161 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,900 69%
 Households with Kids 1,314 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male75685264626560747875726367651007465605353
Female7065647952575761685864617566707472584748
Total145133116143114122117135146133136124142131170148137118100101

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28621 has a slightly less 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 28621 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1950s. Looking at 28621 real estate data, the median home value of $104,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28621 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28621 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 $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28621 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,259 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 187 1.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 26 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,687 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,297 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,230 25%
 Households Vacant 644 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 230 35.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1.2%
 For Sale Only 66 10.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 4.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 60 9.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 253 39.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 7 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 188 14.8%
 2 Bedroom 536 42.3%
 3+ Bedroom 535 42.3%
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 $36,560 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28621 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28621 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,874 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,017 23%
 No Earnings 3,699 43%
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 2,874 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,017 23%
 No Earnings 3,699 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,041 92.9%
 Public transportation 3 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 130 3.0%
 Worked at Home 177 4.1%
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 974 27%
 High School Graduate 1,844 51%
 Associate's degree 187 5%
 Bachelor's degree 436 12%
 Master's degree 62 2%
 Professional school degree 46 1%
 Doctorate degree 32 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,746 83.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 40 1.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 311 14.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28621

ZIP Code 28621 is in the Elkin City School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28621.

Elkin Elementary
135 Old Virginia Rd
Elkin, NC 28621
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Elkin City School District
C B Eller Elementary
1288 Cb Eller School Rd
Elkin, NC 28621
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
Elkin High School
334 Elk Spur St
Elkin, NC 28621
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Elkin City School District
Elkin Middle School
300 Elk Spur St
Elkin, NC 28621
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Elkin City School District

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