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ZIP Code 28679

Primary City:Sugar Grove, NC (View All Cities)
County: Watauga County
Timezone: Eastern (7:29am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.26, -81.85
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28679

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28679. 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 28679. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28679, 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:
Sugar Grove, NC
Unacceptable:
Amantha, Beech Creek, Peoria, Sweetwater

Stats and Demographics for the 28679 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28679 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 28679 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28679 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,064
Population Density 79 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,133
Median Home Value $144,500
Land Area 26.04 sq mi
Water Area 0.19 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 853
Median Household Income $32,204

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male50505961677066546380897072634231616
Female586453536465566369758577787140411924
Total10811411211413113512211713215517414715013482722540

Gender

 Male 1,009 49%
 Female 1,055 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,993 96.6%
 Black Or African American 3 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.2%
 Asian 6 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 23 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 35 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner863791611481115229
Renter24584330191792
Total321211221911671286131

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 491 58%
 Single Guardian 105 12%
 Singles 194 23%
 Singles With Roommate 63 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 612 72%
 Households with Kids 241 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male10149512101171012178101210121991113
Female12131491119718911149514171181169
Total2227231423291825192331171526272327201722

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28679 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28679 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 28679 real estate data, the median home value of $144,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28679 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28679 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28679 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,064 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 350 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 301 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 202 18%
 Households Vacant 280 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 25 8.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 19 6.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 186 66.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 49 17.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 47 17%
 2 Bedroom 108 39%
 3+ Bedroom 120 44%
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 $32,204 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28679 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. Most commuters in 28679 can expect to fall in that range. 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 578 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 519 31%
 No Earnings 593 35%
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 578 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 519 31%
 No Earnings 593 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 908 87%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 85 8%
 Worked at Home 50 5%
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 184 24%
 High School Graduate 397 53%
 Associate's degree 9 1%
 Bachelor's degree 93 12%
 Master's degree 54 7%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 17 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 284 70%
 Enrolled in Private School 59 15%
 Not Enrolled in School 62 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28679

ZIP Code 28679 is in the Watauga County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28679.

Bethel Elementary
138 Bethel School Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watauga County School District
Valle Crucis Elementary
2998 Broadstone Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watauga County School District

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