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ZIP Code 28659

Primary City:North Wilkesboro, NC (View All Cities)
County: Wilkes County
Timezone: Eastern (3:23pm)
Area code: 336 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.2, -81.1
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28659

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28659. 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 28659. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28659, 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:
North Wilkesboro, NC
Acceptable:
N Wilkesboro
Unacceptable:
Call, Cricket, Fairplains, Hunting Creek, Mulberry, Quarry, Spurgeon, Windy Gap

Stats and Demographics for the 28659 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28659 is located in north North Carolina and covers a slightly higher 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 28659 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 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 28659 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,134
Population Density 207 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,765
Median Home Value $105,200
Land Area 102.01 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,622
Median Household Income $30,191

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male675687676701577617619737685806830705634530376284183135
Female618637652609580553615638672833780731688615506358284308
Total1,2931,3241,3281,3101,1571,1701,2341,3751,3571,6391,6101,4361,3221,145882642467443

Gender

 Male 10,457 49%
 Female 10,677 51%
Gender

Race

 White 18,256 86.4%
 Black Or African American 1,245 5.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 50 0.2%
 Asian 70 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 1,179 5.6%
 Two Or More Races 329 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner964929101,2911,2641,061627207
Renter25355350152438025714858
Total3491,0451,4111,8151,6441,318775265

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,286 50%
 Single Guardian 1,471 17%
 Singles 2,479 29%
 Singles With Roommate 386 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,023 70%
 Households with Kids 2,599 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male141142122149128145126139149142139137128130141152156133119118
Female138147117117120102130141144130142126122132124122119113131109
Total279289239266248247256280293272281263250262265274275246250227

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28659 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 28659 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 28659 real estate data, the median home value of $105,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28659 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28659 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28659 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,651 97.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 243 1.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 33 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 182 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 25 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,333 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,615 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,674 27%
 Households Vacant 1,143 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 378 33%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 2%
 For Sale Only 100 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 27 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 110 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 504 44%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 120 5%
 1 Bedroom 389 15%
 2 Bedroom 1,268 48%
 3+ Bedroom 860 33%
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 $30,191 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28659 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, 28659 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. More commuters in 28659 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 4,991 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,910 24%
 No Earnings 7,720 46%
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 4,991 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,910 24%
 No Earnings 7,720 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,289 96.4%
 Public transportation 12 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 13 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 131 1.7%
 Worked at Home 118 1.6%
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 2,254 33.0%
 High School Graduate 3,157 46.3%
 Associate's degree 646 9.5%
 Bachelor's degree 586 8.6%
 Master's degree 148 2.2%
 Professional school degree 7 0.1%
 Doctorate degree 24 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,260 85.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 226 5.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 344 9.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28659

ZIP Code 28659 is in the Wilkes County School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28659.

C C Wright Elementary
200 CC Wright School Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
Mulberry Elementary
190 Mulberry School Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
North Wilkesboro Elementary
200 Flint Hill Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
North Wilkes Middle School
2776 Yellow Banks Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
Harvest Time Christian Academy
501 C St
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Gordon Baptist Christian School
285 Boone Trl
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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