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ZIP Code 28697

Primary City:Wilkesboro, NC (View All Cities)
County: Wilkes County
Timezone: Eastern (6:34am)
Area code: 336 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.1, -81.2
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28697

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28697. 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 28697. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28697, 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:
Wilkesboro, NC
Unacceptable:
Goshen

Stats and Demographics for the 28697 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28697 is located in north 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 28697 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28697 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,930
Population Density 204 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,043
Median Home Value $156,500
Land Area 63.51 sq mi
Water Area 1.78 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,364
Median Household Income $39,945

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male381444398384318343371362434498493492404321250212113112
Female345383414344305330346375415481506487462371310279196251
Total726827812728623673717737849979999979866692560491309363

Gender

 Male 6,330 49%
 Female 6,600 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,226 86.8%
 Black Or African American 733 5.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 22 0.2%
 Asian 144 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
 Other Race 567 4.4%
 Two Or More Races 230 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner47273550840853661415141
Renter17236927325423411210565
Total2196428231,0941,087773520206

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,773 52%
 Single Guardian 801 15%
 Singles 1,574 29%
 Singles With Roommate 216 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,793 71%
 Households with Kids 1,571 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male72818968749184110857383668690858682696268
Female6763659072738368877491857193757472645960
Total139144154158146164167178172147174151157183160160154133121128

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28697 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 28697 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 28697 real estate data, the median home value of $156,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28697. Rentals in 28697 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28697 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,528 96.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 75 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 277 2.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 46 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,224 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,556 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,584 26%
 Households Vacant 679 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 252 37%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1%
 For Sale Only 74 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 76 11%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 247 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 263 17.6%
 2 Bedroom 771 51.6%
 3+ Bedroom 450 30.1%
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 $39,945 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28697 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 28697 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 3,657 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,497 24%
 No Earnings 4,142 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 3,657 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,497 24%
 No Earnings 4,142 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,097 97.3%
 Public transportation 9 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 25 0.5%
 Worked at Home 105 2.0%
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 1,006 23.6%
 High School Graduate 1,899 44.6%
 Associate's degree 411 9.7%
 Bachelor's degree 669 15.7%
 Master's degree 212 5.0%
 Professional school degree 28 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 32 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,190 85.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 155 6.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 219 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28697

ZIP Code 28697 is in the Wilkes County School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28697.

Wilkesboro Elementary
1248 School St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
West Wilkes Middle School
1677 North Nc Hwy 16
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Wilkes County School District
Wilkes Central High School
1179 Moravian Falls Rd
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilkes County School District
Wilkes Early College High School
1328 South Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wilkes County School District

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