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ZIP Code 28694

Primary City:West Jefferson, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (1:05am)
Coordinates:36.4, -81.5
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28694

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28694. 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 28694. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28694, 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:
West Jefferson, NC
Acceptable:
W Jefferson
Unacceptable:
Baldwin, Beaver Creek, Idlewild, Index, Smethport, Treetop

Stats and Demographics for the 28694 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28694 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 28694 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28694 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,744
Population Density 117 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,733
Median Home Value $158,600
Land Area 66.17 sq mi
Water Area 0.51 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,392
Median Household Income $35,476

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2102042242461992392092242682962782722632331741189557
Female210191232180155203193210247307299290305250234150142137
Total420395456426354442402434515603577562568483408268237194

Gender

 Male 3,809 49%
 Female 3,935 51%
Gender

Race

 White 7,354 95.0%
 Black Or African American 55 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 22 0.3%
 Asian 33 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 194 2.5%
 Two Or More Races 83 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner12203330495546486306108
Renter88198146152107808154
Total100401476647653566387162

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,787 53%
 Single Guardian 494 15%
 Singles 960 28%
 Singles With Roommate 151 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,497 74%
 Households with Kids 895 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4952314245413252344038445250425359454739
Female2856374227443842404259424247363544362928
Total771086884728570947482978694977888103817667

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28694 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28694 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28694 real estate data, the median home value of $158,600 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 28694. Rentals in 28694 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 $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28694 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,722 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 22 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,350 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,136 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 906 19%
 Households Vacant 1,341 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 156 11.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 0.6%
 For Sale Only 84 6.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 1.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 941 70.2%
 For Migrant Workers 4 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 126 9.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 6 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 114 11.0%
 2 Bedroom 453 43.5%
 3+ Bedroom 468 45.0%
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 $35,476 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28694 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28694 can expect to fall in that range. 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 2,009 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,574 25%
 No Earnings 2,770 44%
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 2,009 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,574 25%
 No Earnings 2,770 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,901 94.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 15 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 9 0.3%
 Worked at Home 159 5.2%
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 428 16.9%
 High School Graduate 1,452 57.2%
 Associate's degree 169 6.7%
 Bachelor's degree 290 11.4%
 Master's degree 145 5.7%
 Professional school degree 36 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 19 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,105 87.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 40 3.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 114 9.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28694

ZIP Code 28694 is in the Ashe County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28694.

Westwood Elementary
4083 Us Hwy 221s
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ashe County School District
Ashe County High School
184 Campus Dr
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ashe County School District

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