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ZIP Code 28781

Primary City:Topton, NC (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (5:26pm)
Coordinates:35.21, -83.65
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28781

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28781. 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 28781. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28781, 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:
Topton, NC
Acceptable:
Aquone

Stats and Demographics for the 28781 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28781 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 28781 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28781 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 939
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,016
Median Home Value $121,100
Land Area 78.25 sq mi
Water Area 2.38 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 425
Median Household Income $30,938

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 52Male Median Age: 50Female Median Age: 56

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male24232830182223142434332949373535127
Female171620251618162517312447465531221818
Total413948553440393941655776959266573025

Gender

 Male 477 51%
 Female 462 49%
Gender

Race

 White 919 97.9%
 Black Or African American 2 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 1.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 9 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner418295978875816
Renter61781516932
Total1035377494966118

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 233 55%
 Single Guardian 46 11%
 Singles 129 30%
 Singles With Roommate 17 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 329 77%
 Households with Kids 96 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male645318455474854561141
Female34190433656234765432
Total98612112781191361191111111573

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28781 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28781 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 28781 real estate data, the median home value of $121,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28781 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28781 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28781 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 939 100%
 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 132 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 217 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 76 7%
 Households Vacant 591 58%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 15 2.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.3%
 For Sale Only 13 2.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 485 82.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 75 12.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 70 64%
 3+ Bedroom 40 36%
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 $30,938 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28781 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 28781 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. Most commuters in 28781 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 92 13%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 251 37%
 No Earnings 343 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 92 13%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 251 37%
 No Earnings 343 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 276 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 0 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 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 70 21%
 High School Graduate 193 59%
 Associate's degree 28 9%
 Bachelor's degree 17 5%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 8 2%
 Doctorate degree 12 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 85 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 28 25%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28781

ZIP Code 28781 is in the Macon County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28781.

Nantahala School
213 Windingstairs Rd
Topton, NC 28781
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Macon County School District

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