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ZIP Code 28692

Primary City:Vilas, NC (View All Cities)
County: Watauga County
Timezone: Eastern (7:33am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.3, -81.8
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28692

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28692. 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 28692. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28692, 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:
Vilas, NC
Unacceptable:
Reese, Sherwood

Stats and Demographics for the 28692 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28692 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 28692 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 small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28692 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,067
Population Density 106 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,443
Median Home Value $194,800
Land Area 38.48 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,719
Median Household Income $46,667

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male 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
Male9211812112220513811211713614415016712911094733418
Female120889410813710812313312514814515613413578645140
Total2122062152303422462352502612922953232632451721378558

Gender

 Male 2,080 51%
 Female 1,987 49%
Gender

Race

 White 3,936 96.8%
 Black Or African American 25 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 20 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 39 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 41 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner189920025829622513333
Renter104121766344192010
Total12222027632134024415343

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 947 55%
 Single Guardian 196 11%
 Singles 413 24%
 Singles With Roommate 163 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,263 73%
 Households with Kids 456 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1621202029251520293225221923281325282845
Female3025262320151319211815232117232323221720
Total4646464349402839505040454040513648504565

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28692 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28692 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 28692 real estate data, the median home value of $194,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28692. Rentals in 28692 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28692 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,067 100%
 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 696 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 566 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 457 19%
 Households Vacant 724 30%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 98 13.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1.1%
 For Sale Only 53 7.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 463 64.0%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 97 13.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 92 21%
 2 Bedroom 190 43%
 3+ Bedroom 162 36%
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 $46,667 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28692 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. 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 28692 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 1,297 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 913 29%
 No Earnings 982 31%
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 1,297 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 913 29%
 No Earnings 982 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,700 95.2%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0.0%
 Worked at Home 75 4.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 184 14%
 High School Graduate 628 49%
 Associate's degree 43 3%
 Bachelor's degree 238 18%
 Master's degree 74 6%
 Professional school degree 34 3%
 Doctorate degree 90 7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 363 90.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 9 2.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 29 7.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28692

ZIP Code 28692 is in the Watauga County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28692.

Cove Creek Elementary
930 Vanderpool Rd
Vilas, NC 28692
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Watauga County School District

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