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ZIP Code 28777

Primary City:Spruce Pine, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (12:58pm)
Coordinates:35.9, -82.1
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28777

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28777. 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 28777. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28777, 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:
Spruce Pine, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28777 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28777 is located in northwest 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 28777 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s 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 28777 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,638
Population Density 156 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,768
Median Home Value $114,400
Land Area 68.15 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,781
Median Household Income $40,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male24224825628539646750354756053747842632027622013110255
Female226251248246217239243232303338360352309284239193155154
Total468499504531613706746779863875838778629560459324257209

Gender

 Male 6,049 57%
 Female 4,589 43%
Gender

Race

 White 9,461 88.9%
 Black Or African American 620 5.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 66 0.6%
 Asian 51 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 370 3.5%
 Two Or More Races 70 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner31188433582632532336105
Renter76210180168123986225
Total107398613750755630398130

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,985 52%
 Single Guardian 559 15%
 Singles 1,099 29%
 Singles With Roommate 138 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,738 72%
 Households with Kids 1,043 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6148454640485257514948535551605874534056
Female4054544050454955525349554051464965473955
Total10110299869093101112103102971089510210610713910079111

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28777 has a slightly higher than average 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 28777 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 28777 real estate data, the median home value of $114,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28777. Rentals in 28777 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28777 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,778 82.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,742 16.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 104 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 14 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,443 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,396 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 942 20%
 Households Vacant 987 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 110 11.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 0.8%
 For Sale Only 83 8.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 21 2.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 532 53.9%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 232 23.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 58 7%
 2 Bedroom 465 54%
 3+ Bedroom 340 39%
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 $40,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28777 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28777 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. More commuters in 28777 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 2,545 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,793 21%
 No Earnings 4,284 50%
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 2,545 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,793 21%
 No Earnings 4,284 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,543 97.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 4 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 49 1.3%
 Worked at Home 54 1.5%
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 901 20.8%
 High School Graduate 2,485 57.3%
 Associate's degree 363 8.4%
 Bachelor's degree 383 8.8%
 Master's degree 162 3.7%
 Professional school degree 13 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 27 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,227 79.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 100 6.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 218 14.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28777

ZIP Code 28777 is in the Mitchell County School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28777.

Deyton Elementary
308 Harris St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mitchell County School District
Harris Middle School
121 Harris St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mitchell County School District
Greenlee Primary
2206 Carters Ridge Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mitchell County School District
Mayland Early College
200 Mayland Dr
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mitchell County School District
Tri-County Christian School
207 Pinebridge Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Spruce Pine Montessori School
67 Walnut Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Altapass Christian School
50 Altapass Trl
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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