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ZIP Code 28722

Primary City:Columbus, NC (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Eastern (11:56am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.2, -82.1
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28722

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28722. 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 28722. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28722, 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:
Columbus, NC

Stats and Demographics for the 28722 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28722 is located in west 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 28722 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 single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28722 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,371
Population Density 140 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,326
Median Home Value $166,500
Land Area 45.57 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,806
Median Household Income $43,841

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 50Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 52


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5167149316
5-9181150331
10-14201180381
15-19183183366
20-24100126226
25-29129124253
30-34115112227
35-39111141252
40-44198231429
45-49192193385
50-54234249483
55-59178267445
60-64213258471
65-69190214404
70-74163179342
75-79140186326
80-84132162294
85 Plus142298440

Gender

 Male 2,969 47%
 Female 3,402 53%
Gender

Race

 White 5,827 91.5%
 Black Or African American 167 2.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 45 0.7%
 Asian 25 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 210 3.3%
 Two Or More Races 96 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24153752
25-3495113208
35-44229131360
45-54374100474
55-6445665521
65-7441079489
75-84288120408
85 Plus112182294

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,455 52%
 Single Guardian 359 13%
 Singles 896 32%
 Singles With Roommate 96 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,121 76%
 Households with Kids 685 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1362157
2322658
3263662
4412566
5383573
6352560
7373168
8323870
9392160
10483078
11343468
12453580
13364783
14383472
15385391
16442973
17423173
18344377
19252752
20302656

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28722 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 owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28722 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28722 real estate data, the median home value of $166,500 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 28722. Rentals in 28722 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28722 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,277 98.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 14 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 37 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 43 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,038 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 941 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 827 25%
 Households Vacant 520 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 98 18.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.8%
 For Sale Only 68 13.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 2.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 225 43.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 113 21.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 72 7%
 1 Bedroom 131 13%
 2 Bedroom 341 33%
 3+ Bedroom 492 47%
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 $43,841 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28722 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. Most commuters in 28722 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,513 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,201 20%
 No Earnings 3,178 54%
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 1,513 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,201 20%
 No Earnings 3,178 54%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,177 93.2%
 Public transportation 12 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 53 2.3%
 Worked at Home 93 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 365 16%
 High School Graduate 1,352 59%
 Associate's degree 145 6%
 Bachelor's degree 200 9%
 Master's degree 161 7%
 Professional school degree 25 1%
 Doctorate degree 43 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 813 83.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 37 3.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 122 12.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28722

ZIP Code 28722 is in the Polk County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28722.

Polk County High School
1681 East Nc 108 Hwy
Columbus, NC 28722
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Polk County School District
Polk County Early College
51 Walker St
Columbus, NC 28722
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Polk County School District

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