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ZIP Code 28759

Primary City:Mills River, NC (View All Cities)
County: Henderson County
Timezone: Eastern (4:45am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.38, -82.59
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28759

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28759. 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 28759. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28759, 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:
Mills River, NC
Unacceptable:
Horse Shoe

Stats and Demographics for the 28759 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28759 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 28759 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28759 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,922
Population Density 298 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,170
Median Home Value $232,900
Land Area 23.22 sq mi
Water Area 0.20 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,860
Median Household Income $60,061

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 46


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5159171330
5-9180205385
10-14220224444
15-19207215422
20-24143117260
25-29138135273
30-34180161341
35-39206216422
40-44257244501
45-49295302597
50-54299326625
55-59265298563
60-64280280560
65-69210266476
70-74148164312
75-7910199200
80-845756113
85 Plus326698

Gender

 Male 3,377 49%
 Female 3,545 51%
Gender

Race

 White 6,557 94.7%
 Black Or African American 114 1.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 21 0.3%
 Asian 45 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 87 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 98 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24143751
25-34158111269
35-44355106461
45-5457489663
55-6458173654
65-7441650466
75-8420916225
85 Plus62971

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,780 62%
 Single Guardian 310 11%
 Singles 634 22%
 Singles With Roommate 136 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,022 71%
 Households with Kids 838 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1303868
2333063
3283462
4363268
5264470
6382967
7344478
8374986
9453984
10464086
11414384
12465298
13394382
14484694
155150101
16454186
17434992
18394079
19293564
20342862

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28759 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28759 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 28759 real estate data, the median home value of $232,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28759. Rentals in 28759 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28759 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,922 100%
 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 1,530 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 839 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 491 15%
 Households Vacant 310 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 44 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Sale Only 73 24%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 90 29%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 91 29%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 13 3%
 2 Bedroom 193 46%
 3+ Bedroom 210 50%
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 $60,061 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28759 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 28759 can expect to fall in that range. 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 2,465 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,608 28%
 No Earnings 1,734 30%
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 2,465 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,608 28%
 No Earnings 1,734 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,218 90.7%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 22 0.6%
 Worked at Home 308 8.7%
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 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 284 12%
 High School Graduate 984 42%
 Associate's degree 364 15%
 Bachelor's degree 448 19%
 Master's degree 210 9%
 Professional school degree 28 1%
 Doctorate degree 49 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 790 79.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 96 9.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 108 10.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28759

ZIP Code 28759 is in the Henderson County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28759.

Mills River Elementary
94 School House Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Henderson County School District
Glenn C Marlow Elementary
1985 Butler Bridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Henderson County School District

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