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ZIP Code 28701

Primary City:Alexander, NC (View All Cities)
County: Buncombe County
Timezone: Eastern (12:51am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.70, -82.64
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28701

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28701. 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 28701. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28701, 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:
Alexander, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28701 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28701 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 28701 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28701 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,635
Population Density 204 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,592
Median Home Value $188,900
Land Area 17.86 sq mi
Water Area 0.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,439
Median Household Income $51,027

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
Male1141099911892991041291401441331221108965433112
Female98131111103921019013712816715614412411664543630
Total212240210221184200194266268311289266234205129976742

Gender

 Male 1,753 48%
 Female 1,882 52%
Gender

Race

 White 3,443 94.7%
 Black Or African American 34 0.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 0.4%
 Asian 12 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 76 2.1%
 Two Or More Races 53 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner111202252752591859724
Renter313948414127115
Total4215927331630021210829

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 829 58%
 Single Guardian 213 15%
 Singles 307 21%
 Singles With Roommate 90 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 971 67%
 Households with Kids 468 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2322272427212216232114182026341831181714
Female2213192225312426252824183011132527221616
Total4535464652524642484938365037474358403330

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28701 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28701 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28701 real estate data, the median home value of $188,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28701 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28701 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28701 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,630 99.9%
 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 5 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 764 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 432 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 243 15%
 Households Vacant 153 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 26 17%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 3%
 For Sale Only 26 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 16%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 60 39%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 159 62%
 3+ Bedroom 97 38%
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 $51,027 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28701 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. Most commuters in 28701 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 1,288 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 769 23%
 No Earnings 1,266 38%
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 1,288 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 769 23%
 No Earnings 1,266 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,604 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 82 5%
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 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 226 16.1%
 High School Graduate 875 62.5%
 Associate's degree 79 5.6%
 Bachelor's degree 166 11.9%
 Master's degree 45 3.2%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 493 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 95 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 70 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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