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ZIP Code 28741

Primary City:Highlands, NC (View All Cities)
County: Macon County
Timezone: Eastern (8:44am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.08, -83.19
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28741

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28741. 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 28741. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28741, 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:
Highlands, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28741 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28741 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 28741 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 large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28741 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,197
Population Density 37 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,691
Median Home Value $404,500
Land Area 86.93 sq mi
Water Area 0.38 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,504
Median Household Income $50,459

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 56Male Median Age: 53Female Median Age: 58

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male57786763576153568596126139134147115806051
Female48536372516148557311011915518416711510473121
Total105131130135108122101111158206245294318314230184133172

Gender

 Male 1,525 48%
 Female 1,672 52%
Gender

Race

 White 3,037 95.0%
 Black Or African American 20 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.2%
 Asian 9 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 85 2.7%
 Two Or More Races 40 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner5308919429231617077
Renter1270455946233046
Total17100134253338339200123

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 804 53%
 Single Guardian 133 9%
 Singles 506 34%
 Singles With Roommate 61 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,252 83%
 Households with Kids 252 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male101391310249171892015121111131615814
Female10913871312111015149131215161611146
Total2022222117372128282434242523262932262220

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28741 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28741 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 28741 real estate data, the median home value of $404,500 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 28741. Rentals in 28741 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28741 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,123 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 74 2%
 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 636 11%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 537 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 331 6%
 Households Vacant 4,187 74%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 83 2.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.1%
 For Sale Only 140 3.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3,800 90.8%
 For Migrant Workers 26 0.6%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 126 3.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 3%
 1 Bedroom 39 11%
 2 Bedroom 197 54%
 3+ Bedroom 121 33%
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 $50,459 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28741 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 28741 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 28741 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 750 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 914 28%
 No Earnings 1,602 49%
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 750 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 914 28%
 No Earnings 1,602 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,212 85%
 Public transportation 19 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 47 3%
 Worked at Home 145 10%
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 154 10%
 High School Graduate 504 33%
 Associate's degree 75 5%
 Bachelor's degree 395 26%
 Master's degree 182 12%
 Professional school degree 140 9%
 Doctorate degree 56 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 330 58%
 Enrolled in Private School 190 34%
 Not Enrolled in School 46 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28741

ZIP Code 28741 is in the Macon County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28741.

Highlands School
545 Pierson Dr
Highlands, NC 28741
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Macon County School District

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