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ZIP Code 27878

Post Office City:Sharpsburg, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Nash County
Timezone: Eastern (10:21am)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.861, -77.832
ZIP (~300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27878

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Primary/preferred city:
Sharpsburg, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27878 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27878 is located in northeast 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 27878 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27878 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,931
Population Density 1,052 people per sq mi
Housing Units 912
Median Home Value $86,000
Land Area 1.84 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 799
Median Household Income $26,622

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 39

Under 57067137
85 Plus41519


 Male 877 45%
 Female 1,054 55%


 White 771 39.9%
 Black Or African American 1,085 56.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 9 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 26 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 38 2.0%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus7714

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 275 34%
 Single Guardian 263 33%
 Singles 224 28%
 Singles With Roommate 37 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 515 64%
 Households with Kids 284 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27878 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27878 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 27878 real estate data, the median home value of $86,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 27878 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 27878 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 $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27878 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,931 100%
 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 230 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 186 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 383 42%
 Households Vacant 113 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 71 63%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 3%
 For Sale Only 10 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 19 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 33 9%
 2 Bedroom 178 50%
 3+ Bedroom 146 41%
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 $26,622 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 27878 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 27878 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.

For more information, see Sharpsburg, NC unemployment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 441 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 274 23%
 No Earnings 499 41%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 441 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 274 23%
 No Earnings 499 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 535 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 9 2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 34 6%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 189 18%
 High School Graduate 691 67%
 Associate's degree 104 10%
 Bachelor's degree 31 3%
 Master's degree 13 1%
 Professional school degree 10 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 398 90%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 45 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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