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ZIP Code 28734

Primary City:Franklin, NC (View All Cities)
County: Macon County
Timezone: Eastern (11:40am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.2, -83.4
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28734

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28734. 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 28734. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28734, 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:
Franklin, NC
Unacceptable:
Burningtown, Cartoogechaye, Cowee, Cullasaja, East Franklin, Ellijay, Hickory Knoll, Higdonville, Iotla, Prentiss, Riverside, Union, Watauga

Stats and Demographics for the 28734 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28734 is located in west North Carolina and covers a large 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 28734 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28734 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 27,040
Population Density 90 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,958
Median Home Value $154,900
Land Area 301.25 sq mi
Water Area 1.30 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,526
Median Household Income $37,066

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male731692781853798694646717762848922955964902714582337240
Female7026937617516616745907226959629621,1041,1581,031832675452477
Total1,4331,3851,5421,6041,4591,3681,2361,4391,4571,8101,8842,0592,1221,9331,5461,257789717

Gender

 Male 13,138 49%
 Female 13,902 51%
Gender

Race

 White 25,280 93.5%
 Black Or African American 397 1.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 144 0.5%
 Asian 192 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 725 2.7%
 Two Or More Races 298 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1205889791,5701,9991,8901,272411
Renter30557747246140125116268
Total4251,1651,4512,0312,4002,1411,434479

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,033 52%
 Single Guardian 1,629 14%
 Singles 3,309 29%
 Singles With Roommate 555 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,609 75%
 Households with Kids 2,917 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male142161150146135137132130158158158173145147161168176192156152
Female125149157131151131143131137157152155161136158132184153124133
Total267310307277286268275261295315310328306283319300360345280285

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28734 has a large 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 28734 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 28734 real estate data, the median home value of $154,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28734 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28734 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28734 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,682 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 12 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 124 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 222 0.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,977 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,852 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,697 16%
 Households Vacant 5,432 32%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 422 7.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 0.3%
 For Sale Only 411 7.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 51 0.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3,594 66.2%
 For Migrant Workers 22 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 916 16.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 92 3%
 1 Bedroom 426 13%
 2 Bedroom 1,508 47%
 3+ Bedroom 1,184 37%
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 $37,066 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28734 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. More commuters in 28734 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 6,534 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,230 24%
 No Earnings 10,455 47%
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 6,534 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,230 24%
 No Earnings 10,455 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,049 93.1%
 Public transportation 34 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 28 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 268 2.8%
 Worked at Home 339 3.5%
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 1,553 16.9%
 High School Graduate 5,280 57.5%
 Associate's degree 747 8.1%
 Bachelor's degree 1,012 11.0%
 Master's degree 356 3.9%
 Professional school degree 184 2.0%
 Doctorate degree 52 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,415 78.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 351 8.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 565 13.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28734

ZIP Code 28734 is in the Macon County School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28734.

Union Academy
158 Union School Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Macon County School District
Cartoogechaye Elementary
3295 Old Murphy Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Macon County School District
East Franklin Elementary
100 Watauga St
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Macon County School District
Iotla Valley Elementary
1166 Iotla Church Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Macon County School District
South Macon Elementary
855 Addington Bridge Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Macon County School District
Mountain View Intermediate
161 Clarks Chapel Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Macon County School District
Franklin High School
100 Panther Dr
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Macon County School District
Macon Middle School
1345 Wells Grove Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Macon County School District
Macon Early College High School
827 Siler Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Macon County School District
Macon County Juvenile School
1950 Lakeside Dr
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private
Trimont Christian Academy
98 Promise Ln
Franklin, NC 28734
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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