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ZIP Code 28720

Post Office City:Chimney Rock, NC (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Rutherford County
Timezone: Eastern (11:39pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.439, -82.247
ZIP (~300 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28720

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 28720. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 28720 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:
Chimney Rock, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28720 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28720 is located in western 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 28720 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28720 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 114
Population Density 36 people per sq mi
Housing Units 212
Median Home Value $215,600
Land Area 3.17 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 58
Median Household Income $39,625

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 54Male Median Age: 53Female Median Age: 54

Under 5235
85 Plus314


 Male 58 51%
 Female 56 49%


 White 112 98%
 Black Or African American 1 1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 1 1%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus303

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 27 47%
 Single Guardian 6 10%
 Singles 20 34%
 Singles With Roommate 5 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 47 81%
 Households with Kids 11 19%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28720 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 28720 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1940s. Looking at 28720 real estate data, the median home value of $215,600 is slightly higher 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 28720. Rentals in 28720 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Studio apartments are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28720 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 114 100%
 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 22 10%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 22 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 14 7%
 Households Vacant 154 73%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 7 5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 132 86%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 12 8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 4 33%
 1 Bedroom 1 8%
 2 Bedroom 3 25%
 3+ Bedroom 4 33%
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 $39,625 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28720 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. Most commuters in 28720 can expect to fall in that range. 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.

For more information, see Chimney Rock Village, NC household income.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 26 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 46 36%
 No Earnings 55 43%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 26 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 46 36%
 No Earnings 55 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 46 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 3 6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 6 5%
 High School Graduate 71 63%
 Associate's degree 10 9%
 Bachelor's degree 21 19%
 Master's degree 3 3%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 1 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 15 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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