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27938 Zip Code (Gatesville, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Gatesville, NC (0.76%)
County: Gates County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,246
Zip code population in 2010: 1,505
Zip code population in 2000: 1,545

Houses and condos: 688
Renter-occupied apartments: 185
% of renters here:

32%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 27938: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 50.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27938
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.8% ($1,078)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,219 (0.7%)

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Males: 640  (51.4%)
Females: 605  (48.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 27938:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 27938:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

Zip code 27938 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 27938 (2019)
    • 75450.1%Black
    • 72548.2%White
    • 151.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 70.5%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $138,218
27938:

$138,218
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 27938 zip code as of January 19, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 27938 is 228 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

50.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 27938, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,493 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,493
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $36,586 (reported on 85.0% of returns)
Here:

$36,586
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 87.4% for AGIs below $25k, 74.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $814 (reported on 35.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$814
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,363 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,363
State:

$6,213

Profit/loss from business: +$5,943 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

+$5,943
State:

+$10,311

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,225 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
27938:

$8,225
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $19,275 (26% of AGI, reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$19,275
State:

$23,438

Here:

25.7% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,494 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,494
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,488 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
27938:

$5,488
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,569 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,569
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 58.3%
Here:

58%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 45.8% for AGIs below $25k, 56.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27938, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,925 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,925
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $32,289 (reported on 88.5% of returns)
Here:

$32,289
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 112.1% for AGIs below $10k, 86.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,063 (reported on 34.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,063
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,558 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,558
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,509 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

+$7,509
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,957 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$7,957
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,704 (22% of AGI, reported on 27.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,704
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.4% for AGIs below $10k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,661 (5% of AGI, reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,661
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.7% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,841 (reported on 68.8% of returns)
27938:

$4,841
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,113 (reported on 27.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,113
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 68.2%
Here:

68%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 66.1% for AGIs below $10k, 65.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 66.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$51,220
North Carolina:

$57,341
Gatesville, NC (27938) map Nearest zip codes: 27942, 27946, 27937, 27922, 27935, 27979.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

31.9%
North Carolina:

46.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.1%
North Carolina:

47.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 175
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 399


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (7 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 210 (44 now married, 167 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27938 with a mortgage: 182 (10 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 221

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,194
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $374

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.2%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

2.3%
Whole state:

7.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 27938: Roberts Landing (A), Bond Landing (B), Hurdle Landing (C), Sandy Field Landing (D), Vivian (E), Gates County Sheriff's Office (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 27938 include: Harrell Church (A), Lebanon Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs and swamps: Merchants Millpond (A), Honey Pot Swamp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Cole Creek (A), Beef Creek (B), Bennetts Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 27938: Merchants Millpond State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 22010 to 2013
  • 602000 to 2009
  • 871990 to 1999
  • 2141980 to 1989
  • 821970 to 1979
  • 331960 to 1969
  • 591950 to 1959
  • 141940 to 1949
  • 1251939 or earlier

Zip code 27938 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gatesville, NC (27938)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gatesville, NC (27938)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 812 bedrooms
  • 2363 bedrooms
  • 474 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gatesville, NC (27938)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gatesville, NC (27938)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 992 bedrooms
  • 743 bedrooms
  • 104 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gatesville, NC (27938) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gatesville, NC (27938) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 861 vehicle
  • 1802 vehicles
  • 723 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gatesville, NC (27938) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gatesville, NC (27938) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6no vehicle
  • 891 vehicle
  • 852 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 27938 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 27938 household income distribution in 2019
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 18$15,000 to $19,999
  • 67$20,000 to $24,999
  • 21$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 94$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18$40,000 to $44,999
  • 15$45,000 to $49,999
  • 70$50,000 to $59,999
  • 121$60,000 to $74,999
  • 56$75,000 to $99,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$125,000 to $149,999
  • 18$150,000 to $199,999
  • 12$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 27938

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 27938
  • 38$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 3$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$70,000 to $79,999
  • 39$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4$90,000 to $99,999
  • 11$100,000 to $124,999
  • 45$125,000 to $149,999
  • 49$150,000 to $174,999
  • 28$175,000 to $199,999
  • 36$200,000 to $249,999
  • 24$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 27938

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 27938
  • 7$150 to $199
  • 8$350 to $399
  • 2$400 to $449
  • 43$500 to $549
  • 1$600 to $649
  • 8$700 to $749
  • 5$800 to $899
  • 1$900 to $999
  • 2$1,000 to $1,249
  • 92No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $874.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $160,941
  • Black or African American householders: $120,753

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $138,218
27938:

$138,218
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,951 - $183,506

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $163,254
Here:

$163,254
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $67,621
Here:

$67,621
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 27938
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 425
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 252

Unemployment: 4.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27938

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 27938
  • 76.5%471Drove a car alone
  • 16.1%99Carpooled
  • 1.3%8Walked
  • 0.8%5Other means
  • 4.7%29Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27938

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 27938
  • 43Less than 5 minutes
  • 735 to 9 minutes
  • 5310 to 14 minutes
  • 6715 to 19 minutes
  • 2920 to 24 minutes
  • 2425 to 29 minutes
  • 9730 to 34 minutes
  • 835 to 39 minutes
  • 1540 to 44 minutes
  • 2845 to 59 minutes
  • 13960 to 89 minutes
  • 490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 39.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,246
  • Male householders: 306 (161 living alone), Female householders: 281 (82 living alone)
  • 217 spouses (217 opposite-sex spouses), 13 unmarried partners, (13 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 237 children (190 natural, 38 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 98 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 foster children, 31 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 48 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 181 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 242 1-person, 7 2-persons

53 married couples with children.
43 single-parent households (43 women).

99.6% of residents of 27938 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common first ancestries reported in 27938
  • 15%English
  • 12%American
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%European
  • 1%German
  • 0%Italian
  • 0%French

Zip code 27938 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ASHTON LEWIS COMPANY (HIGHWAY 137 in GATESVILLE, NC) . Tribal Land
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL
    Business NAICS classification: SAWMILLS.; SAWMILLS.
  • CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (362 US HWY 158 in GATESVILLE, NC)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-308
    Organizations: GATES COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: CENTRAL MIDDLE

Zip code 27938 marital status for males
Zip code 27938 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 34.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,398. Population change in the 1990s: +147 (+10.5%).

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

  • This state: 818
  • Northeast: 63
  • Midwest: 21
  • South: 334
  • West: 6

71% of the 27938 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

96% of the 27938 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Gatesville, NC (27938)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

7.8%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 24
Here:

41.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 132,662Management occupations
  • 49,996Community and social service occupations
  • 49,494Production occupations
  • 41,403Healthcare support occupations
  • 38,434Material moving occupations
  • 35,588Transportation occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): All Other Personal Services (10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Ambulance Services (10-19: 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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 88 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in other group homes

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of fire incidents - 30 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 27938 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (34.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 27938
    • 6445.1%Structure Fires
    • 4934.5%Outside Fires
    • 2316.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 64.2%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 27938, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 27938 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1975.3 years
Mary1980.5 years
William1772.6 years
John1477.4 years
Willie1370.0 years
Robert1174.3 years
Thomas971.2 years
Walter976.8 years
Annie986.6 years
Charlie973.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 27938 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Riddick3375.6 years
Eure1971.9 years
Smith1372.1 years
Rountree1372.9 years
Harrell1373.4 years
Knight1375.3 years
Parker1278.7 years
Eason1164.8 years
Hall1168.8 years
Walton975.8 years
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