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ZIP Code 28774

Primary City:Sapphire, NC (View All Cities)
County: Transylvania County
Timezone: Eastern (4:55pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.1, -83.0
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28774

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28774. 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 28774. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28774, 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:
Sapphire, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28774 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28774 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 28774 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28774 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,013
Population Density 22 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,096
Median Home Value $289,300
Land Area 45.31 sq mi
Water Area 0.19 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 485
Median Household Income $56,250

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 57Male Median Age: 55Female Median Age: 58

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male16172521282125331824254660444140203
Female24181881622262114233947664743461810
Total4035432944435154324764931269184863813

Gender

 Male 507 50%
 Female 506 50%
Gender

Race

 White 963 95.1%
 Black Or African American 10 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.5%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 27 2.7%
 Two Or More Races 6 0.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4223350113897711
Renter4251013159100
Total8474363128988711

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 275 57%
 Single Guardian 24 5%
 Singles 146 30%
 Singles With Roommate 40 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 409 84%
 Households with Kids 76 16%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male22513283155546363453
Female37493523536432320123
Total59910671066811978683576

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28774 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28774 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 2000s. Looking at 28774 real estate data, the median home value of $289,300 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28774. Rentals in 28774 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28774 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,013 100%
 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 244 12%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 155 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 86 4%
 Households Vacant 1,611 77%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 21 1.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.1%
 For Sale Only 62 3.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 0.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,426 88.5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 94 5.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 33 24%
 3+ Bedroom 103 76%
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 $56,250 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28774 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 28774 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 28774 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 295 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 318 24%
 No Earnings 690 53%
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 295 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 318 24%
 No Earnings 690 53%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 482 85%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 63 11%
 Worked at Home 20 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 28774 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 17 3%
 High School Graduate 197 35%
 Associate's degree 57 10%
 Bachelor's degree 163 29%
 Master's degree 60 11%
 Professional school degree 38 7%
 Doctorate degree 26 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 124 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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