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ZIP Code 28723

Primary City:Cullowhee, NC (View All Cities)
County: Jackson County
Timezone: Eastern (4:13pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.3, -83.1
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28723

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28723. 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 28723. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28723, 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:
Cullowhee, NC
Unacceptable:
East Laport, Erastus, Norton, Speedwell

Stats and Demographics for the 28723 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28723 is located in west 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 28723 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28723 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,329
Population Density 101 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,424
Median Home Value $173,800
Land Area 111.84 sq mi
Water Area 2.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,026
Median Household Income $23,613

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 23Male Median Age: 23Female Median Age: 22

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1701531751,0151,821464168189199180304210222256103785234
Female1611391501,2361,686330179163175161208229239176132774946
Total3312923252,2513,50779434735237434151243946143223515510180

Gender

 Male 5,793 51%
 Female 5,536 49%
Gender

Race

 White 10,025 88.5%
 Black Or African American 525 4.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 110 1.0%
 Asian 113 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 389 3.4%
 Two Or More Races 162 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2812120431340831813944
Renter1,1385652222041191434713
Total1,16668642651752746118657

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,241 31%
 Single Guardian 354 9%
 Singles 1,776 44%
 Singles With Roommate 655 16%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,365 84%
 Households with Kids 661 16%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3338274423384026263848273230173537359567499
Female2730333638242525274428212235242853449682562
Total60686080616265515382764854654163908081,2491,061

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28723 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 28723 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1980s. Looking at 28723 real estate data, the median home value of $173,800 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28723 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28723 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28723 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,982 70%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 3,347 30%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 818 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 757 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,451 45%
 Households Vacant 1,398 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 268 19.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.2%
 For Sale Only 79 5.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 0.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 813 58.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 225 16.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 291 16%
 1 Bedroom 400 22%
 2 Bedroom 672 37%
 3+ Bedroom 464 25%
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 $23,613 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28723 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 28723 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 28723 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 2,103 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,608 49%
 No Earnings 2,648 28%
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 2,103 22%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,608 49%
 No Earnings 2,648 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,427 82.8%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 15 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 521 12.6%
 Worked at Home 178 4.3%
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 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 310 14%
 High School Graduate 1,123 52%
 Associate's degree 159 7%
 Bachelor's degree 228 10%
 Master's degree 139 6%
 Professional school degree 49 2%
 Doctorate degree 169 8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,049 89.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 105 8.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 24 2.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28723

ZIP Code 28723 is in the Jackson County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28723.

Cullowhee Valley School
240 Wisdom Dr
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jackson County School District

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