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ZIP Code 28655

Primary City:Morganton, NC (View All Cities)
County: Burke County
Timezone: Eastern (7:16am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.8, -81.7
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28655

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28655. 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 28655. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28655, 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:
Morganton, NC
Unacceptable:
Bridgewater, Brindle Town, Burkemont, Calvin, Enola, Joy, Oak Hill, Petersburg, Pleasant Grove, Sunnyside

Stats and Demographics for the 28655 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28655 is located in northwest North Carolina and covers a large 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 28655 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28655 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 54,996
Population Density 173 people per sq mi
Housing Units 24,339
Median Home Value $115,400
Land Area 318.05 sq mi
Water Area 2.49 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 21,359
Median Household Income $37,295

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6841,6251,8392,8041,9161,5631,4981,7151,9042,1331,8971,8371,7821,299941675437313
Female1,4341,5651,6421,7261,4251,3681,5311,6581,8302,0462,1631,9271,8401,5101,109993689678
Total3,1183,1903,4814,5303,3412,9313,0293,3733,7344,1794,0603,7643,6222,8092,0501,6681,126991

Gender

 Male 27,862 51%
 Female 27,134 49%
Gender

Race

 White 43,819 79.7%
 Black Or African American 5,406 9.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 245 0.4%
 Asian 1,765 3.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 271 0.5%
 Other Race 2,325 4.2%
 Two Or More Races 1,165 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1941,1392,3663,2853,5062,5251,555490
Renter5401,3501,3061,174839523381186
Total7342,4893,6724,4594,3453,0481,936676

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 10,505 49%
 Single Guardian 3,977 19%
 Singles 5,917 28%
 Singles With Roommate 960 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 14,740 69%
 Households with Kids 6,619 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male379323350331316319313323354377366348371377381433541824625510
Female298322257292313295328278351322307341323349395365338326302302
Total6776456076236296146416017056996736896947267767988791,150927812

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28655 has a slightly less than average 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 28655 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 28655 real estate data, the median home value of $115,400 is slightly less 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 28655. Rentals in 28655 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28655 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 52,025 94.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,735 3.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 14 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 335 0.6%
 Other Institutional 219 0.4%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 668 1.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 9,012 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 6,048 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,299 26%
 Households Vacant 2,980 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 998 33.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 27 0.9%
 For Sale Only 400 13.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 78 2.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 375 12.6%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,099 36.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 120 2%
 1 Bedroom 618 10%
 2 Bedroom 3,140 51%
 3+ Bedroom 2,233 37%
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 $37,295 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28655 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. More commuters in 28655 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 15,065 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,559 23%
 No Earnings 19,331 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 15,065 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,559 23%
 No Earnings 19,331 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,213 93.4%
 Public transportation 38 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 2 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 585 2.7%
 Worked at Home 807 3.7%
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 4,703 26%
 High School Graduate 8,722 49%
 Associate's degree 1,456 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,928 11%
 Master's degree 716 4%
 Professional school degree 162 1%
 Doctorate degree 194 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 9,098 85.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 559 5.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 979 9.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28655

ZIP Code 28655 is in the Nc Health and Human Services School District. There are 23 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28655.

Wtn Nc School for the Deaf
517 West Fleming Dr
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Nc Health and Human Services School District
Enola School at Broughton Hospital
Enola School Unit 24
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Nc Health and Human Services School District
Family, Infant and Preschool at Jirdc
300 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Nc Health and Human Services School District
J Iverson Riddle Developmental Center
300 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Nc Health and Human Services School District
Nc School for the Deaf
517 West Fleming Dr
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Deaf and Blind School District
North Liberty
523 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Burke County School District
New Dimensions
550 Lenoir Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: The New Dimensions School District
Table Rock Middle School
1581 Nc 126
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Chesterfield Elementary
2142 Pax Hill Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Forest Hill Elementary
304 Ann St
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Glen Alpine Elementary
302 London St
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Mountain Crest Elementary
201 Tennessee St
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Mull Elementary
1140 Old Nc 18 South
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Oak Hill Elementary
2363 Nc 181
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Salem Elementary
1329 Salem Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Liberty Middle School
529 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
W a Young Elementary
325 Conley Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Walter R Johnson Middle School
701 Lenoir Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Freedom High School
511 Independence Blvd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Burke County School District
Robert L. Patton High School
701 Enola Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Burke County School District
Burke Middle College
1001 Burkemont Ave
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Burke County School District
Silvercreek Adventist School
2195 Jamestown Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Morganton Day School
305 W Concord St
Morganton, NC 28655
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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