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ZIP Code 28401

Primary City:Wilmington, NC (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Wilmington
County: New Hanover County
Timezone: Eastern (5:23pm)
Area code: 910 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.26, -77.97
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28401

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28401. 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 28401. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28401, 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:
Wilmington, NC
Acceptable:
Cape Fear
Unacceptable:
Wilm

Stats and Demographics for the 28401 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28401 is located in southeast 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 28401 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28401 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 22,094
Population Density 914 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,685
Median Home Value $155,000
Land Area 24.16 sq mi
Water Area 4.99 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,827
Median Household Income $27,702

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 39


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57256891,414
5-95715731,144
10-145605281,088
15-196066281,234
20-248289561,784
25-299979781,975
30-348218211,642
35-398166951,511
40-447537041,457
45-498307231,553
50-547637851,548
55-597348401,574
60-646106651,275
65-69385461846
70-74238360598
75-79182309491
80-84140290430
85 Plus130400530

Gender

 Male 10,689 48%
 Female 11,405 52%
Gender

Race

 White 10,545 47.7%
 Black Or African American 10,218 46.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 142 0.6%
 Asian 119 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 511 2.3%
 Two Or More Races 550 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2439653692
25-343971,4001,797
35-446121,0091,621
45-547331,0671,800
55-648379901,827
65-745235221,045
75-84398284682
85 Plus179184363

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,246 23%
 Single Guardian 2,413 25%
 Singles 4,001 41%
 Singles With Roommate 1,167 12%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,430 76%
 Households with Kids 2,397 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1154147301
2177122299
3131130261
4127140267
5124134258
6126116242
710991200
8116116232
996116212
10110112222
11113112225
1210693199
1310497201
14127114241
15122133255
16124115239
17102117219
18133126259
19125137262
20140164304

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28401 has a slightly less 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 rented. Homes in ZIP code 28401 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 28401 real estate data, the median home value of $155,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 28401 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 28401 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28401 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,940 94.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 415 1.9%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 318 1.4%
 Other Institutional 11 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 410 1.9%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,661 23%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,057 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,109 52%
 Households Vacant 1,858 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 882 47.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 34 1.8%
 For Sale Only 174 9.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 47 2.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 282 15.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 438 23.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 242 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,374 21%
 2 Bedroom 3,160 48%
 3+ Bedroom 1,839 28%
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 $27,702 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28401 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 28401 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 28401 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 6,156 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,659 30%
 No Earnings 6,786 36%
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 6,156 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,659 30%
 No Earnings 6,786 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,916 80.5%
 Public transportation 298 3.0%
 Taxicab 15 0.2%
 Motorcycle 10 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,126 11.5%
 Worked at Home 464 4.7%
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 1,558 21%
 High School Graduate 4,166 55%
 Associate's degree 457 6%
 Bachelor's degree 910 12%
 Master's degree 272 4%
 Professional school degree 98 1%
 Doctorate degree 126 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,813 79.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 261 7.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 454 12.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28401

ZIP Code 28401 is in the Cape Fear Center for Inquiry School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28401.

Cape Fear Center for Inquiry
2525 Wonder Way
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cape Fear Center for Inquiry School District
Gregory School of Math, Science, and Tec
1106 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District
Sunset Park Elementary
613 Alabama Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District
Williston Middle School
401 South 10th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District
Wrightsboro Elementary
2716 Castle Hayne Rd
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District
Lake Forest Academy
1802 South 15th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy
813 Nixon St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: New Hanover County School District
New Hanover High School
1307 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: New Hanover County School District
St Mary Catholic School
217 S 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St James Day School
25 S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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