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ZIP Code 28690

Primary City:Valdese, NC (View All Cities)
County: Burke County
Timezone: Eastern (2:01am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.73, -81.58
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28690

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28690. 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 28690. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28690, 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:
Valdese, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28690 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28690 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 28690 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28690 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 9,295
Population Density 430 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,466
Median Home Value $119,000
Land Area 21.60 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,006
Median Household Income $40,316

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2222782803112442022082763613393462983202532031209664
Female253242302304243235222264334350374369355300234199156138
Total475520582615487437430540695689720667675553437319252202

Gender

 Male 4,421 48%
 Female 4,874 52%
Gender

Race

 White 8,487 91.3%
 Black Or African American 228 2.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 19 0.2%
 Asian 346 3.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
 Other Race 80 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 122 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner45185436603625531328120
Renter891882462051631318229
Total134373682808788662410149

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,984 50%
 Single Guardian 651 16%
 Singles 1,218 30%
 Singles With Roommate 153 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,889 72%
 Households with Kids 1,117 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4740544449486156646361583761766171604350
Female4651546541564359435861616260665959586257
Total93911081099010410411510712112211999121142120130118105107

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28690 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28690 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 28690 real estate data, the median home value of $119,000 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 28690. Rentals in 28690 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28690 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,276 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 6 0.1%
 Other Institutional 5 0.1%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,748 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,125 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,133 25%
 Households Vacant 460 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 166 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1%
 For Sale Only 73 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 34 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 161 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 7 0.7%
 1 Bedroom 169 17.3%
 2 Bedroom 639 65.3%
 3+ Bedroom 163 16.7%
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 $40,316 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28690 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 28690 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 2,700 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,981 26%
 No Earnings 3,057 40%
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 2,700 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,981 26%
 No Earnings 3,057 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,359 91%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 103 3%
 Worked at Home 244 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 area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 562 18.0%
 High School Graduate 1,668 53.6%
 Associate's degree 230 7.4%
 Bachelor's degree 422 13.6%
 Master's degree 161 5.2%
 Professional school degree 58 1.9%
 Doctorate degree 13 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,011 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 175 13%
 Not Enrolled in School 132 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28690

ZIP Code 28690 is in the Burke County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28690.

Heritage Middle School
1951 Enon Rd
Valdese, NC 28690
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Valdese Elementary
298 Praley St
Valdese, NC 28690
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Jimmy C Draughn High School
709 Lovelady Rd NE
Valdese, NC 28690
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Burke County School District

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