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ZIP Code 28906

Primary City:Murphy, NC (View All Cities)
County: Cherokee County
Timezone: Eastern (10:05pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.1, -84.1
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28906

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28906. 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 28906. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28906, 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:
Murphy, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28906 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28906 is located in west North Carolina and covers a large 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 28906 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults 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 28906 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,475
Population Density 55 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,516
Median Home Value $154,700
Land Area 333.73 sq mi
Water Area 11.30 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,951
Median Household Income $34,451

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 50

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male456411532504352389437481582574648737841739571358219146
Female407453473498374406413524547622723834911792575391294261
Total8638641,0051,0027267958501,0051,1291,1961,3711,5711,7521,5311,146749513407

Gender

 Male 8,977 49%
 Female 9,498 51%
Gender

Race

 White 17,374 94.0%
 Black Or African American 253 1.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 256 1.4%
 Asian 97 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 103 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 386 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner774137711,0651,6791,501749209
Renter9327530625423917010644
Total1706881,0771,3191,9181,671855253

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,494 57%
 Single Guardian 1,016 13%
 Singles 2,131 27%
 Singles With Roommate 310 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,049 76%
 Households with Kids 1,902 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male75991019758908691861049794118119120931031028668
Female8380818583968387104819885911181021121061126676
Total158179182182141186169178190185195179209237222205209214152144

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28906 has an extremely large 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 28906 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 28906 real estate data, the median home value of $154,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28906. Rentals in 28906 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28906 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 18,152 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 108 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 127 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 88 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,359 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,105 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,487 12%
 Households Vacant 4,565 36%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 225 4.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 0.4%
 For Sale Only 439 9.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 25 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3,182 69.7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 674 14.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 32 2%
 1 Bedroom 139 10%
 2 Bedroom 563 41%
 3+ Bedroom 626 46%
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 $34,451 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28906 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28906 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 4,052 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,340 21%
 No Earnings 8,411 53%
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 4,052 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,340 21%
 No Earnings 8,411 53%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,970 94.0%
 Public transportation 16 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 9 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 226 3.6%
 Worked at Home 132 2.1%
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 1,358 20.0%
 High School Graduate 3,709 54.5%
 Associate's degree 714 10.5%
 Bachelor's degree 736 10.8%
 Master's degree 254 3.7%
 Professional school degree 22 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 14 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,308 84.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 190 7.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 234 8.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28906

ZIP Code 28906 is in the Cherokee County School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28906.

Mountain Youth School
4533 Martins Creek Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Cherokee County School District
The Learning Center
945 Conaheeta St
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: The Learning Center School District
Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle School
337 Blue Eagle Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee County School District
Martins Creek Elementary/Mid
1459 Tobe Stalcup Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee County School District
Murphy Elementary
315 Valley River Ave
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee County School District
Peachtree Elementary
30 Upper Peachtree Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee County School District
Ranger Elementary/Middle School
101 Hardy Truett Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee County School District
Murphy Middle School
65 Middle School Dr
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Cherokee County School District
Murphy High School
234 High School Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cherokee County School District
Hiwassee Dam High School
267 Blue Eagle Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cherokee County School District
Tri-County Early College High School
21 Campus Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cherokee County School District
Murphy Adventist Christian School
1584 Old Ranger Rd
Murphy, NC 28906
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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