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ZIP Code 28789

Primary City:Whittier, NC (View All Cities)
County: Jackson County
Timezone: Eastern (5:05pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.40, -83.30
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28789

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28789. 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 28789. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28789, 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:
Whittier, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28789 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28789 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 28789 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s 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 28789 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,097
Population Density 89 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,386
Median Home Value $159,500
Land Area 57.03 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,217
Median Household Income $39,060

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male137154161154137141135164158184178169228150102753119
Female171114113142144120146140181217203227208170136815552
Total3082682742962812612813043394013813964363202381568671

Gender

 Male 2,477 49%
 Female 2,620 51%
Gender

Race

 White 4,174 81.9%
 Black Or African American 28 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 638 12.5%
 Asian 36 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 45 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 176 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3613724633140232714437
Renter571249810881502811
Total9326134443948337717248

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,134 51%
 Single Guardian 347 16%
 Singles 613 28%
 Singles With Roommate 123 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,628 73%
 Households with Kids 589 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3722252229392332313434302637212830304515
Female3830353721212022302312272724203029412234
Total7552605950604354615746575361415859716749

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28789 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28789 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28789 real estate data, the median home value of $159,500 is slightly less 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 28789. Rentals in 28789 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28789 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,097 100%
 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 913 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 747 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 557 16%
 Households Vacant 1,169 35%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 142 12.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.6%
 For Sale Only 61 5.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 756 64.7%
 For Migrant Workers 4 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 186 15.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 19 5%
 1 Bedroom 101 25%
 2 Bedroom 79 20%
 3+ Bedroom 200 50%
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 $39,060 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28789 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 28789 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 1,220 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,063 28%
 No Earnings 1,478 39%
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 1,220 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,063 28%
 No Earnings 1,478 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,947 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 21 1%
 Worked at Home 51 3%
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 259 17%
 High School Graduate 768 50%
 Associate's degree 131 9%
 Bachelor's degree 194 13%
 Master's degree 84 6%
 Professional school degree 49 3%
 Doctorate degree 39 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 780 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 87 10%
 Not Enrolled in School 19 2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28789

ZIP Code 28789 is in the Jackson County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28789.

Smokey Mountain Elementary
884 Us Hwy 441n
Whittier, NC 28789
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jackson County School District

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