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ZIP Code 27938

Post Office City:Gatesville, NC (View All Cities)
County: Gates County
Timezone: Eastern (3:25am)
Area code: 252 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.40, -76.73
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 27938

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 27938. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 27938 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Gatesville, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 27938 ZIP Code

ZIP code 27938 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 27938 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 27938 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

For more information, see Gatesville, NC population.

Population 1,505
Population Density 30 people per sq mi
Housing Units 659
Median Home Value $145,600
Land Area 50.86 sq mi
Water Area 2.31 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 570
Median Household Income $42,350

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 48


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5474289
5-9473885
10-14514798
15-19454590
20-24393776
25-29383674
30-34362864
35-39335184
40-44403272
45-495769126
50-546963132
55-596354117
60-64445094
65-695055105
70-74354176
75-79212344
80-84142640
85 Plus112839

Gender

 Male 740 49%
 Female 765 51%
Gender

Race

 White 734 48.8%
 Black Or African American 754 50.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.3%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.3%
 Other Race 1 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 8 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2451015
25-34261440
35-44592079
45-5410131132
55-6410222124
65-749110101
75-84511162
85 Plus17017

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 285 50%
 Single Guardian 120 21%
 Singles 143 25%
 Singles With Roommate 22 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 392 69%
 Households with Kids 178 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
19817
213922
3141125
46511
57613
68715
77916
8101020
915621
1011920
11101121
1210818
1391120
1411819
1517926
167512
1771724
1851015
199413
2010818

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 27938 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 27938 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1950s. Looking at 27938 real estate data, the median home value of $145,600 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 27938. Rentals in 27938 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 27938 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,444 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 61 4%
 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 249 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 203 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 118 18%
 Households Vacant 89 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 6 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 12 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 59 66%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 45 37%
 3+ Bedroom 78 63%
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 $42,350 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 27938 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. In 27938 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 419 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 265 21%
 No Earnings 561 45%
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 419 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 265 21%
 No Earnings 561 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 532 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 23 4%
 Worked at Home 17 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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 256 22.9%
 High School Graduate 573 51.2%
 Associate's degree 86 7.7%
 Bachelor's degree 133 11.9%
 Master's degree 40 3.6%
 Professional school degree 28 2.5%
 Doctorate degree 4 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 190 77%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 49 20%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 27938

ZIP Code 27938 is in the Gates County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 27938.

Central Middle School
362 Us Hwy 158 W
Gatesville, NC 27938
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Gates County School District
Gatesville Elementary
709 Main Street
Gatesville, NC 27938
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Gates County School District
Gates County Senior High School
088 Hwy 158 West
Gatesville, NC 27938
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Gates County School District

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