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ZIP Code 28665

Primary City:Purlear, NC (View All Cities)
County: Wilkes County
Timezone: Eastern (12:49am)
Area code: 336 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.2, -81.4
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28665

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28665. 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 28665. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28665, 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:
Purlear, NC
Unacceptable:
Maple Springs, Parsonville, Walsh

Stats and Demographics for the 28665 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28665 is located in northwest 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 28665 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 families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28665 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,571
Population Density 41 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,431
Median Home Value $168,100
Land Area 63.16 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,061
Median Household Income $42,661

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 55563118
5-99368161
10-148399182
15-197887165
20-24504999
25-295864122
30-346875143
35-3910095195
40-448388171
45-49108107215
50-54114100214
55-5967106173
60-6410394197
65-698583168
70-744861109
75-79243357
80-84282856
85 Plus71926

Gender

 Male 1,252 49%
 Female 1,319 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,521 98.1%
 Black Or African American 6 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 4 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 18 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 22 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2491827
25-347245117
35-4413945184
45-5419952251
55-6418528213
65-7415514169
75-8471980
85 Plus17320

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 620 58%
 Single Guardian 154 15%
 Singles 243 23%
 Singles With Roommate 44 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 743 70%
 Households with Kids 318 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1111223
271623
381725
4161127
514923
6141327
7202040
8201333
9251338
10232245
11101929
12162238
13181634
14162036
15171532
16171431
17102232
18212041
19131629
20151429

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28665 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28665 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 28665 real estate data, the median home value of $168,100 is slightly higher 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 28665. Rentals in 28665 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28665 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,571 100%
 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 481 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 366 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 214 15%
 Households Vacant 370 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 28 7.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1.1%
 For Sale Only 27 7.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 189 51.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 119 32.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 54 42%
 3+ Bedroom 76 58%
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 $42,661 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28665 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 28665 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 620 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 437 22%
 No Earnings 927 47%
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 620 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 437 22%
 No Earnings 927 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 842 90%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 35 4%
 Worked at Home 57 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. 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 238 28%
 High School Graduate 399 48%
 Associate's degree 68 8%
 Bachelor's degree 123 15%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 12 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 373 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 14 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 93 19%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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