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ZIP Code 28640

Primary City:Jefferson, NC (View All Cities)
County: Ashe County
Timezone: Eastern (9:28am)
Area code: 336 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.40, -81.40
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28640

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28640. 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 28640. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28640, 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:
Jefferson, NC
Unacceptable:
Orion, Rhine, Theta, Wagoner

Stats and Demographics for the 28640 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28640 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 28640 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28640 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,719
Population Density 121 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,722
Median Home Value $162,900
Land Area 38.85 sq mi
Water Area 0.49 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,979
Median Household Income $32,127

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male108117130128146137136145137168165151165129114916052
Female133116116113123122114118137175154177176161150104108143
Total241233246241269259250263274343319328341290264195168195

Gender

 Male 2,279 48%
 Female 2,440 52%
Gender

Race

 White 4,404 93.3%
 Black Or African American 51 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.1%
 Asian 32 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 189 4.0%
 Two Or More Races 36 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1610018027729328417971
Renter68132829483504624
Total8423226237137633422595

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,008 51%
 Single Guardian 323 16%
 Singles 568 29%
 Singles With Roommate 80 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,477 75%
 Households with Kids 502 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2629141628182418292629252129211829322830
Female2526273219261723311818253223291522173026
Total5155414847444141604447505352503351495856

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28640 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28640 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 28640 real estate data, the median home value of $162,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28640. Rentals in 28640 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28640 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,453 94%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 41 1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 162 3%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 63 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 740 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 660 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 579 21%
 Households Vacant 743 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 83 11.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.4%
 For Sale Only 70 9.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 538 72.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 45 6.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 17 3%
 1 Bedroom 94 15%
 2 Bedroom 306 48%
 3+ Bedroom 223 35%
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 $32,127 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28640 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28640 has very few people that work at home. 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 28640 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 1,031 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,403 35%
 No Earnings 1,562 39%
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 1,031 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,403 35%
 No Earnings 1,562 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,965 95.8%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 4 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 59 2.9%
 Worked at Home 24 1.2%
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 413 26%
 High School Graduate 823 52%
 Associate's degree 50 3%
 Bachelor's degree 240 15%
 Master's degree 27 2%
 Professional school degree 30 2%
 Doctorate degree 15 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 796 88.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 29 3.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 77 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28640

ZIP Code 28640 is in the Ashe County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28640.

Mountain View Elementary
2789 Hwy 221 North
Jefferson, NC 28640
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ashe County School District

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