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ZIP Code 28778

Primary City:Swannanoa, NC (View All Cities)
County: Buncombe County
Timezone: Eastern (3:04am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.63, -82.40
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28778

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28778. 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 28778. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28778, 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:
Swannanoa, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28778 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28778 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 28778 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28778 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,381
Population Density 302 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,413
Median Home Value $151,300
Land Area 34.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,945
Median Household Income $38,589

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3122852713764693103582833493333253732762211611125963
Female260287293462559328312293298358425380337266172158122135
Total5725725648381,028638670576647691750753613487333270181198

Gender

 Male 4,936 48%
 Female 5,445 52%
Gender

Race

 White 9,443 91.0%
 Black Or African American 346 3.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 68 0.7%
 Asian 103 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
 Other Race 198 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 215 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4029043258368347126288
Renter101316230213142473116
Total141606662796825518293104

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,866 47%
 Single Guardian 694 18%
 Singles 1,110 28%
 Singles With Roommate 275 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,789 71%
 Households with Kids 1,156 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male486171724947685467514856585860635482117110
Female4658485058655052626164564864526770109164147
Total94119119122107112118106129112112112106122112130124191281257

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28778 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28778 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 28778 real estate data, the median home value of $151,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28778 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28778 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28778 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 9,441 90.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 100 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 774 7.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 66 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,796 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,053 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,096 25%
 Households Vacant 468 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 100 21.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.6%
 For Sale Only 54 11.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 1.9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 135 28.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 167 35.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 210 14%
 2 Bedroom 594 39%
 3+ Bedroom 721 47%
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 $38,589 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28778 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 28778 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 3,407 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,710 30%
 No Earnings 2,874 32%
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 3,407 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,710 30%
 No Earnings 2,874 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,683 88.6%
 Public transportation 59 1.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 7 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 321 6.1%
 Worked at Home 214 4.0%
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 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 596 17%
 High School Graduate 1,904 54%
 Associate's degree 271 8%
 Bachelor's degree 549 16%
 Master's degree 131 4%
 Professional school degree 39 1%
 Doctorate degree 41 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,358 82.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 97 5.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 190 11.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28778

ZIP Code 28778 is in the Nc Dept of Juvenile Justice School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28778.

Buncombe Regional Juvenile Detention
741 Old Us 70 Hwy
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Nc Dept of Juvenile Justice School District
Swannanoa Valley Youth Dev Center
741 Old Hwy 70
Swannonoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Nc Dept of Juvenile Justice School District
Artspace Charter
2030 Us Hwy 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Artspace Charter School District
Williams Elementary
161 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Buncombe County School District
Owen Middle School
730 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Buncombe County School District
Community High School
235 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Buncombe County School District
Asheville Christian Academy
74 Riverwood Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Heirborne Christian Academy
50 Old Us 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private
Swannanoa Christian Academy
220 Lytle Cove Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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