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ZIP Code 28785

Primary City:Waynesville, NC (View All Cities)
County: Haywood County
Timezone: Eastern (1:07pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.7, -83.1
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28785

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28785. 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 28785. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28785, 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:
Waynesville, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28785 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28785 is located in northwest 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 28785 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28785 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,338
Population Density 48 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,821
Median Home Value $190,700
Land Area 152.77 sq mi
Water Area 0.44 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,230
Median Household Income $50,610

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1581922092291602051392172282513022852932831981477546
Female1531491741851541461592182573093213143292942381518387
Total311341383414314351298435485560623599622577436298158133

Gender

 Male 3,617 49%
 Female 3,721 51%
Gender

Race

 White 7,144 97.4%
 Black Or African American 21 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 28 0.4%
 Asian 19 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 67 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 55 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3314935453161957128383
Renter5312712910485683110
Total8627648363570463931493

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,812 56%
 Single Guardian 427 13%
 Singles 793 25%
 Singles With Roommate 198 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,450 76%
 Households with Kids 780 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3830243733424231444446443243404554504038
Female3535293031273531254030293837383541422927
Total7365536764697762698476737080788095926965

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28785 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28785 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 28785 real estate data, the median home value of $190,700 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 28785. Rentals in 28785 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28785 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,338 100%
 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 1,414 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,209 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 607 13%
 Households Vacant 1,591 33%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 139 8.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 0.6%
 For Sale Only 101 6.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,167 73.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 157 9.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 13 2%
 2 Bedroom 350 44%
 3+ Bedroom 431 54%
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 $50,610 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28785 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28785 can expect to fall in that range. 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 2,450 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,437 21%
 No Earnings 2,879 43%
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 2,450 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,437 21%
 No Earnings 2,879 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,868 86.2%
 Public transportation 8 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 242 7.3%
 Worked at Home 209 6.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 279 10%
 High School Graduate 1,409 49%
 Associate's degree 188 7%
 Bachelor's degree 681 24%
 Master's degree 150 5%
 Professional school degree 76 3%
 Doctorate degree 67 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,274 83.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 88 5.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 162 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28785

ZIP Code 28785 is in the Haywood County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28785.

Jonathan Valley Elementary
410 Hall Dr
Waynesville, NC 28785
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Haywood County School District

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