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ZIP Code 28717

Primary City:Cashiers, NC (View All Cities)
County: Jackson County
Timezone: Eastern (9:28pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.08, -83.10
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28717

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28717. 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 28717. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28717, 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:
Cashiers, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28717 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28717 is located in west 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 28717 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28717 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,729
Population Density 34 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,944
Median Home Value $454,900
Land Area 51.26 sq mi
Water Area 0.24 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 786
Median Household Income $49,886

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 54

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male353842495454534541606667786351433210
Female393428343139343245398173969164482614
Total74727083859387778699147140174154115915824

Gender

 Male 881 51%
 Female 848 49%
Gender

Race

 White 1,601 92.6%
 Black Or African American 10 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 0.7%
 Asian 15 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 84 4.9%
 Two Or More Races 7 0.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner939561051581499416
Renter1334303434573
Total22738613919215410119

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 434 55%
 Single Guardian 80 10%
 Singles 228 29%
 Singles With Roommate 44 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 630 80%
 Households with Kids 156 20%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male671010377138611910677206914
Female76910561085746293135675
Total131319208131721131315151215102025121619

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28717 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28717 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 28717 real estate data, the median home value of $454,900 is extremely high 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 28717. Rentals in 28717 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28717 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,729 100%
 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 327 11%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 299 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 160 5%
 Households Vacant 2,158 73%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 56 2.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 0.3%
 For Sale Only 74 3.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,915 88.7%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 90 4.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 12 7%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 150 93%
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 $49,886 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28717 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28717 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 28717 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 1,088 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 290 14%
 No Earnings 654 32%
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 1,088 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 290 14%
 No Earnings 654 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,220 95.5%
 Public transportation 3 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 37 2.9%
 Worked at Home 18 1.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 46 6%
 High School Graduate 290 38%
 Associate's degree 26 3%
 Bachelor's degree 231 30%
 Master's degree 37 5%
 Professional school degree 82 11%
 Doctorate degree 58 8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 197 68.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 29 10.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 63 21.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28717

ZIP Code 28717 is in the Summit Charter School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28717.

Summit Charter
370 Mitten Ln
Cashiers, NC 28717
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Summit Charter School District
Blue Ridge School
95 Bobcat Dr
Cashiers, NC 28717
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jackson County School District
Blue Ridge Early College
95 Bobcat Dr
Cashiers, NC 28717
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Jackson County School District

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