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ZIP Code 28705

Primary City:Bakersville, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (1:28pm)
Coordinates:36.0, -82.2
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28705

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28705. 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 28705. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28705, 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:
Bakersville, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28705 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28705 is located in northwest North Carolina and covers a slightly higher 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 28705 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28705 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,715
Population Density 53 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,867
Median Home Value $120,500
Land Area 126.12 sq mi
Water Area 0.33 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,904
Median Household Income $36,023

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male145173200184159157185200227245262242270245175948447
Female161162167163153157183185229263274291248238173144119111
Total306335367347312314368385456508536533518483348238203158

Gender

 Male 3,294 49%
 Female 3,421 51%
Gender

Race

 White 6,488 96.6%
 Black Or African American 17 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 18 0.3%
 Asian 10 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 86 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 95 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2315232045749446426193
Renter5512710411396635725
Total78279424570590527318118

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,624 56%
 Single Guardian 380 13%
 Singles 785 27%
 Singles With Roommate 115 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,171 75%
 Households with Kids 733 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2131273527294433403055324439374330423223
Female3133353735303632294334252936342545293029
Total5264627262598065697389577375716875716252

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28705 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28705 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 28705 real estate data, the median home value of $120,500 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 28705. Rentals in 28705 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 $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28705 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,629 98.7%
 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 67 1.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 19 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 998 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,266 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 640 17%
 Households Vacant 963 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 87 9.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.7%
 For Sale Only 54 5.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 605 62.8%
 For Migrant Workers 5 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 198 20.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 79 12%
 2 Bedroom 268 41%
 3+ Bedroom 314 48%
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 $36,023 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28705 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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. Most commuters in 28705 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,681 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,478 26%
 No Earnings 2,503 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 1,681 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,478 26%
 No Earnings 2,503 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,184 91.5%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 14 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 30 1.3%
 Worked at Home 160 6.7%
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 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 620 25.9%
 High School Graduate 1,221 51.0%
 Associate's degree 104 4.3%
 Bachelor's degree 332 13.9%
 Master's degree 81 3.4%
 Professional school degree 32 1.3%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 860 87.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 89 9.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 30 3.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28705

ZIP Code 28705 is in the Mitchell County School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28705.

Bowman Middle School
410 South Mitchell Ave
Bakersville, NC 28705
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mitchell County School District
Buladean Elementary
12190 North Hwy 226
Bakersville, NC 28705
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mitchell County School District
Gouge Elementary
134 Laurel St
Bakersville, NC 28705
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mitchell County School District
Mitchell High School
416 Ledger School Rd
Bakersville, NC 28705
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mitchell County School District

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