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ZIP Code 28742

Primary City:Horse Shoe, NC (View All Cities)
County: Henderson County
Timezone: Eastern (7:48pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.4, -82.6
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28742

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28742. 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 28742. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28742, 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:
Horse Shoe, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28742 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28742 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 28742 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28742 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,710
Population Density 111 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,230
Median Home Value $201,300
Land Area 24.47 sq mi
Water Area 0.19 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,087
Median Household Income $49,910

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male64841048854616894949711497927862473110
Female597910370375276731131021281141108969363229
Total12316320715891113144167207199242211202167131836339

Gender

 Male 1,339 49%
 Female 1,371 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,607 96.2%
 Black Or African American 19 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 19 0.7%
 Asian 9 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 26 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 30 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2711632171991778821
Renter12412827151394
Total141121912442141909725

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 681 63%
 Single Guardian 130 12%
 Singles 239 22%
 Singles With Roommate 37 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 747 69%
 Households with Kids 340 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male151712918161612222616182717181122241313
Female816151118141910182331916241320206119
Total2333272036303522404947274341313142302422

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28742 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28742 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28742 real estate data, the median home value of $201,300 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28742 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28742 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28742 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,692 99.3%
 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 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 18 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 616 50%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 322 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 149 12%
 Households Vacant 143 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 14 9.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 21 14.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 2.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 47 32.9%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 56 39.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 65 38%
 3+ Bedroom 108 62%
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 $49,910 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28742 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28742 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28742 can expect to fall in that range. 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 1,066 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 700 24%
 No Earnings 1,112 39%
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 1,066 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 700 24%
 No Earnings 1,112 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,343 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 19 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 64 4%
 Worked at Home 18 1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 28742 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 16 1%
 High School Graduate 861 73%
 Associate's degree 109 9%
 Bachelor's degree 133 11%
 Master's degree 37 3%
 Professional school degree 15 1%
 Doctorate degree 11 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 418 72%
 Enrolled in Private School 102 18%
 Not Enrolled in School 59 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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