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27878 Zip Code (Sharpsburg, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Sharpsburg, NC (50.79%)
Counties: Nash County, NC (71.25%), Edgecombe County, NC (16.38%), Wilson County, NC (12.37%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,938
Zip code population in 2010: 1,931
Zip code population in 2000: 1,648

Houses and condos: 1,010
Renter-occupied apartments: 447
% of renters here:

54%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 27878: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,055 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27878
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.4% ($1,154)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,440)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,340 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $866 (1.3%)

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Males: 948  (48.9%)
Females: 989  (51.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 27878:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 27878:

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 15.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Zip code 27878 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 27878 (2017)
    • 1,07965.5%Black
    • 75645.9%White
    • 563.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 251.5%Two or more races
    • 90.5%Asian
    • 40.2%Some other race
    • 20.1%American Indian
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Urban population: 1,528
Rural population: 409

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $85,128
27878:

$85,128
North Carolina:

$171,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in 27878 zip code as of January 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 27878 is 235 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

34.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27878, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $24,351 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$24,351
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $23,620 (reported on 90.8% of returns)
Here:

$23,620
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 133.6% for AGIs below $10k, 91.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 89.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 90.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,258 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,258
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $681 (reported on 5.5% of returns)
Here:

$681
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$524 (reported on 3.3% of returns)
Here:

+$524
State:

+$11,152

Profit/loss from business: +$4,365 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,365
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $14,457 (28% of AGI, reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$14,457
State:

$19,464

Here:

27.7% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,926 (6% of AGI, reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,926
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.5% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,849 (reported on 50.3% of returns)
27878:

$2,849
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,144 (reported on 46.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,144
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.7%
Here:

64%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 61.1% for AGIs below $10k, 69.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 49.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$26,052
North Carolina:

$52,752
Sharpsburg, NC (27878) map Nearest zip codes: 27803, 27822, 27801, 27804, 27896, 27809.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.1%
North Carolina:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 234
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 579


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 42 (23 now married, 18 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 365 (89 now married, 278 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27878 with a mortgage: 173 (3 second mortgage, 19 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 206

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,082
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $429

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

29.6%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

14.2%
Whole state:

8.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.5
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 572000 to 2009
  • 2721990 to 1999
  • 2211980 to 1989
  • 2681970 to 1979
  • 1041960 to 1969
  • 351950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 351939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sharpsburg, NC (27878)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sharpsburg, NC (27878)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 442 bedrooms
  • 3183 bedrooms
  • 464 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sharpsburg, NC (27878)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sharpsburg, NC (27878)
  • 38no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 2272 bedrooms
  • 1763 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sharpsburg, NC (27878) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sharpsburg, NC (27878) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 13no vehicle
  • 1361 vehicle
  • 832 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 744 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sharpsburg, NC (27878) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sharpsburg, NC (27878) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 53no vehicle
  • 2461 vehicle
  • 1452 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 27878 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 27878 household income distribution in 2017
  • 102Less than $10,000
  • 125$10,000 to $14,999
  • 82$15,000 to $19,999
  • 85$20,000 to $24,999
  • 52$25,000 to $29,999
  • 37$30,000 to $34,999
  • 27$35,000 to $39,999
  • 32$40,000 to $44,999
  • 17$45,000 to $49,999
  • 90$50,000 to $59,999
  • 71$60,000 to $74,999
  • 28$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$150,000 to $199,999
  • 31$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27878

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 27878
  • 11Less than $10,000
  • 23$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 19$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$50,000 to $59,999
  • 34$60,000 to $69,999
  • 59$70,000 to $79,999
  • 39$80,000 to $89,999
  • 17$90,000 to $99,999
  • 49$100,000 to $124,999
  • 19$125,000 to $149,999
  • 17$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27878

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 27878
  • 42Less than $100
  • 20$250 to $299
  • 16$300 to $349
  • 97$350 to $399
  • 52$400 to $449
  • 44$450 to $499
  • 33$500 to $549
  • 12$600 to $649
  • 21$700 to $749
  • 14$750 to $799
  • 16$800 to $899
  • 30No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $776.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $108,664.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $113,923
  • Black or African American householders: $118,816

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,128
27878:

$85,128
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,629 - $108,838

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $109,971
Here:

$109,971
State:

$248,152

Mobile homes: $43,472
Here:

$43,472
State:

$69,094
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 27878

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 462
  • Two: 43
  • 3 or 4: 214
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • Mobile homes: 268

Unemployment: 14.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27878

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27878
  • 70.5%510Drove a car alone
  • 9.7%70Carpooled
  • 2.6%19Streetcar or trolley car
  • 4.6%33Motorcycle
  • 6.2%45Walked
  • 0.7%5Other means
  • 4.7%34Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27878

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27878
  • 39Less than 5 minutes
  • 595 to 9 minutes
  • 9510 to 14 minutes
  • 16415 to 19 minutes
  • 4920 to 24 minutes
  • 4825 to 29 minutes
  • 10530 to 34 minutes
  • 1435 to 39 minutes
  • 7145 to 59 minutes
  • 4060 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 54.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,938
  • In family households: 1,600 (179 male householders, 341 female householders)
    255 spouses, 638 children (577 natural, 12 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 74 grandchildren, 46 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 62 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 338 (153 male householders (127 living alone)), 153 female householders (153 living alone)), 31 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 267 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 64 4-persons, 79 5-persons, 24 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 280 1-person, 25 2-persons

244 married couples with children.
248 single-parent households (17 men, 231 women).

99.3% of residents of 27878 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

8.1%
Most common first ancestries reported in 27878
  • 10%English
  • 8%American
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Irish
  • 0%European
  • 0%Scottish
  • 0%German

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Zip code 27878 marital status for males
Zip code 27878 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 61.2%Electricity
  • 19.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.2%Utility gas

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,739
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 14
  • South: 152
  • West: 4

55% of the 27878 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

92% of the 27878 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 98% moved from this county.

Year householders moved into unit in Sharpsburg, NC (27878)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

17.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 195,532Management occupations
  • 26,116Office and administrative support occupations
  • 26,022Production occupations
  • 23,843Transportation occupations
  • 15,291Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 12,901Sales and related occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (20-49: 1, 1-4: 3)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 2)
  • Construction: Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 27878 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2465.4 years
James1762.9 years
Robert1165.5 years
Mary876.1 years
John772.1 years
Walter565.6 years
Charles558.4 years
George468.5 years
Charlie481.7 years
Lula477.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 27878 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis1471.7 years
Williams1363.0 years
Vick1263.6 years
Moore971.0 years
Joyner875.2 years
Taylor871.7 years
Parker865.3 years
Batchelor775.6 years
Lynch679.2 years
Smith673.1 years

Businesses in zip code 27878

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1

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