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ZIP Code 28779

Primary City:Sylva, NC (View All Cities)
County: Jackson County
Timezone: Eastern (8:43am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.3, -83.2
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28779

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28779. 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 28779. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28779, 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:
Sylva, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28779 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28779 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 28779 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 higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28779 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,111
Population Density 150 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,828
Median Home Value $172,500
Land Area 107.30 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,020
Median Household Income $41,446

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male480482455413505536492548503531544573579427304223138106
Female426438415390491489539506487561611653638490340318225255
Total9069208708039961,0251,0311,0549901,0921,1551,2261,217917644541363361

Gender

 Male 7,839 49%
 Female 8,272 51%
Gender

Race

 White 14,947 92.8%
 Black Or African American 158 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 291 1.8%
 Asian 153 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 302 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 256 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner794587579841,178800508163
Renter30354735430626017410544
Total3821,0051,1111,2901,438974613207

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,470 49%
 Single Guardian 1,004 14%
 Singles 2,058 29%
 Singles With Roommate 488 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,186 74%
 Households with Kids 1,834 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male82811081098810110799879896888390718986719681
Female9480799188838795858194907278718886737294
Total176161187200176184194194172179190178155168142177172144168175

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28779 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28779 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 28779 real estate data, the median home value of $172,500 is slightly higher than average 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 28779. Rentals in 28779 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28779 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,884 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 174 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 47 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,702 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,225 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,093 24%
 Households Vacant 1,808 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 262 14.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.3%
 For Sale Only 156 8.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 1.6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,000 55.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 356 19.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 63 3%
 1 Bedroom 155 7%
 2 Bedroom 1,136 55%
 3+ Bedroom 714 35%
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 $41,446 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28779 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 28779 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 4,902 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,248 24%
 No Earnings 5,522 40%
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 4,902 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,248 24%
 No Earnings 5,522 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,620 96.1%
 Public transportation 21 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 129 1.9%
 Worked at Home 120 1.7%
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 978 17.1%
 High School Graduate 2,496 43.5%
 Associate's degree 494 8.6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,184 20.7%
 Master's degree 316 5.5%
 Professional school degree 39 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 225 3.9%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,205 83.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 114 4.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 312 11.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28779

ZIP Code 28779 is in the Jackson County School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28779.

Jackson County School of Alternatives
3770 Skyland Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jackson County School District
Fairview Elementary
251 Big Orange Way
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jackson County School District
Scotts Creek Elementary
516 Parris Branch
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jackson County School District
Smoky Mountain High School
100 Smoky Mountain Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Jackson County School District
Jackson County Early College
404 College Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Jackson County School District
Heritage Christian Academy
501 N River Rd
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Victory Christian School
278 Victory Church Rd
Sylva, NC 28779
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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