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ZIP Code 28671

Post Office City:Rutherford College, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Burke County
Timezone: Eastern (3:19am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.7, -81.6
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28671

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Primary/preferred city:
Rutherford College, NC
Rutherfrd Col

Stats and Demographics for the 28671 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28671 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 28671 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is 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 28671 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 597
Population Density 805 people per sq mi
Housing Units 224
Median Home Value $165,000
Land Area 0.74 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 210
Median Household Income $48,220

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 50Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 55

Under 592029
85 Plus45256


 Male 254 43%
 Female 343 57%


 White 572 95.8%
 Black Or African American 6 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 13 2.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.3%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus415

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 114 54%
 Single Guardian 27 13%
 Singles 59 28%
 Singles With Roommate 10 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 157 75%
 Households with Kids 53 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28671 has a small 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 28671 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 28671 real estate data, the median home value of $165,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 28671 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28671 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 501 84%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 96 16%
 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 106 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 69 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 35 16%
 Households Vacant 14 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 9 64%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 16 26%
 3+ Bedroom 45 74%
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 $48,220 is compared to the rest of the country.

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. The commute in 28671 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 Rutherford College, NC household income.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 142 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 76 13%
 No Earnings 357 62%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 142 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 76 13%
 No Earnings 357 62%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 181 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 14 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. 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 194 38.3%
 High School Graduate 194 38.3%
 Associate's degree 44 8.7%
 Bachelor's degree 41 8.1%
 Master's degree 30 5.9%
 Professional school degree 3 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 75 95%
 Enrolled in Private School 4 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28671

ZIP Code 28671 is in the Burke County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28671.

Rutherford College Elementary
170 Honeycutt Drive
Rutherford College, NC 28671
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District

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