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ZIP Code 28786

Primary City:Waynesville, NC (View All Cities)
County: Haywood County
Timezone: Eastern (8:09pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.4, -83.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28786

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28786. 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 28786. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28786, 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
Acceptable:
Hazelwood

Stats and Demographics for the 28786 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28786 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 28786 are primarily white. The number of seniors 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 28786 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,714
Population Density 278 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,492
Median Home Value $154,000
Land Area 74.51 sq mi
Water Area 0.08 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,115
Median Household Income $42,419

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male472501563596544515538622622753721677775645530359239199
Female529465538553482482526581657831843819868760613502390404
Total1,0019661,1011,1491,0269971,0641,2031,2791,5841,5641,4961,6431,4051,143861629603

Gender

 Male 9,871 48%
 Female 10,843 52%
Gender

Race

 White 19,593 94.6%
 Black Or African American 270 1.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 144 0.7%
 Asian 89 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 385 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 227 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner723878231,1921,4001,314824305
Renter24347950052942732221682
Total3158661,3231,7211,8271,6361,040387

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,479 49%
 Single Guardian 1,358 15%
 Singles 2,829 31%
 Singles With Roommate 449 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,878 75%
 Households with Kids 2,237 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male951048592102100981079412011211010911298120138128112117
Female109111981088511185949010411111997107129115117989476
Total204215183200187211183201184224223229206219227235255226206193

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28786 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 28786 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 28786 real estate data, the median home value of $154,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28786 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28786 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28786 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,174 97.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 125 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 186 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 229 1.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,450 30%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,867 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,798 24%
 Households Vacant 2,377 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 403 17.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 0.8%
 For Sale Only 243 10.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 1.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,152 48.5%
 For Migrant Workers 4 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 527 22.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 71 3%
 1 Bedroom 403 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,114 43%
 3+ Bedroom 985 38%
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 $42,419 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28786 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 28786 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 6,045 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,998 23%
 No Earnings 7,296 42%
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 6,045 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,998 23%
 No Earnings 7,296 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,115 93.5%
 Public transportation 10 0.1%
 Taxicab 8 0.1%
 Motorcycle 41 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 153 1.8%
 Worked at Home 348 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 1,144 16%
 High School Graduate 3,519 49%
 Associate's degree 680 10%
 Bachelor's degree 1,069 15%
 Master's degree 420 6%
 Professional school degree 266 4%
 Doctorate degree 58 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,402 83.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 242 8.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 246 8.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28786

ZIP Code 28786 is in the Haywood County School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28786.

Bethel Middle School
630 Sonoma Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Haywood County School District
Central Elementary
62 Joy Ln
Waynesville, NC 28786
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Haywood County School District
Hazelwood Elementary
1111 Plott Creek Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Haywood County School District
Junaluska Elementary
2238 Asheville Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Haywood County School District
Waynesville Middle School
495 Brown Ave
Waynesville, NC 28786
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Haywood County School District
Tuscola High School
564 Tuscola School Rd
Waynesville, NC 28786
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Haywood County School District

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