27970 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Roper, NC (0.71%)
County: Washington County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,497
Zip code population in 2010: 3,409
Zip code population in 2000: 3,579

Houses and condos: 1,781
Renter-occupied apartments: 365
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 27970: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 113.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 27970
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.1% ($919)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,033 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $847 (1.0%)

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Males: 1,599  (45.7%)
Females: 1,898  (54.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 27970:

For population 15 years and over in 27970:

Zip code 27970 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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 27970

  • Zip code 27970 races chart
    • 1,618White population
    • 1,607Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 8Some other race population
    • 39Two or more races population
    • 133Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $87,000
27970:

$87,000
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in 27970 zip code as of February 06, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 27970 to the number of sex offenders is 386 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.9 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 27970, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,393 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,393
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $30,521 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
Here:

$30,521
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.8% for AGIs below $25k, 75.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,007 (reported on 30.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,007
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,527 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,527
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,129 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$2,129
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,683 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,683
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,392 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
27970:

$13,392
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,076 (24% of AGI, reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

$19,076
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.4% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,787 (reported on 20.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,787
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,082 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
27970:

$6,082
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,443 (reported on 34.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,443
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 59.0%
Here:

59%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 54.7% for AGIs below $25k, 56.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 27970, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,867 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,867
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $29,424 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$29,424
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 97.1% for AGIs below $10k, 79.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,433 (reported on 37.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,433
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,129 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,129
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,600 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$6,600
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,911 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,911
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$543 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here +$543
State -$3,231

IRA payment deduction: $3,542 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
27970:

$3,542
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $16,221 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,221
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,927 (5% of AGI, reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,927
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.4% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,978 (reported on 60.7% of returns)
27970:

$4,978
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,094 (reported on 33.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,094
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 72.6%
Here:

73%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 67.5% for AGIs below $10k, 74.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$34,928
North Carolina:

$45,906
Roper, NC (27970) map Nearest zip codes: 27962, 27860, 27928, 27957, 27846, 27932.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.2%
North Carolina:

50.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

1.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 402
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 961


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 59 (16 now married, 43 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 539 (223 now married, 316 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 27970 with a mortgage: 374 (2 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 624

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,021
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S362

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

25.2%
Whole state:

17.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

12.3%
Whole state:

10.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 27970: Newberry Landing (A), Shadberry Landing (B), Tidewater Experiment Station (C), Tide Water Experimental Station (D), Buncombe Hall (E), S Lees Saw Mills (F), Roper Police Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 27970 include: Holly Neck Church (A), White Marsh Church (B), Mount Delane Church (C), Oak Grove Church (D), Zion Chapel (E), Piney Grove Church (F), Spre Will Chapel (G), Mackeys Methodist Church (H), Pleasant Grove Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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    Swamps: Big Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chapel Swamp (A), Bull Creek (B), Beaver Dam Branch (C), Whites Creek (D), Mill Creek (E), Mackeys Creek (F), Hawkins Branch (G), Bakers Swamp (H), Sleights Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1062000 to 2009
  • 3071990 to 1999
  • 1631980 to 1989
  • 5481970 to 1979
  • 2621960 to 1969
  • 1601950 to 1959
  • 1091940 to 1949
  • 1261939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Roper, NC (27970)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1542 bedrooms
  • 6603 bedrooms
  • 1734 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roper, NC (27970)

  • 2no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 1772 bedrooms
  • 1633 bedrooms
  • 144 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Roper, NC (27970) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 37no vehicle
  • 2911 vehicle
  • 4422 vehicles
  • 1763 vehicles
  • 494 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Roper, NC (27970) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 28no vehicle
  • 2401 vehicle
  • 792 vehicles
  • 73 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $568.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,000
27970:

$87,000
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,700 - $174,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 29.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 51.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,497

Size of family households: 599 2-persons, 172 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 12 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 435 1-person, 34 2-persons

273 married couples with children.
486 single-parent households (178 men, 308 women).

94.5% of residents of 27970 zip code speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% very well, 40% not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (22% very well, 78% well).

Foreign born population: 185 (5.3%)
(20.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 65%Mexico
  • 21%Honduras
  • 8%England
  • 6%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 27970 (%)

  • 61%Other groups
  • 10%American
  • 8%English
  • 2%German
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 832010 or later
  • 752000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 27Before 1990

Zip code 27970 topographic map


Zip code 27970 marital status for males
Zip code 27970 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 13.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 43%Electricity
  • 36%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 3,869. Population change in the 1990s: -290 (-7.5%).

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


78% of the 27970 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

90% of the 27970 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 28
Here:

13.5%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 50,474Construction and extraction occupations
  • 41,200Education, training, and library occupations
  • 40,238Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 37,588Material moving occupations
  • 32,358Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 30,028Food preparation and serving related occupations

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Most common first names in zip code 27970 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4672.9 years
James4267.1 years
Mary2673.4 years
John2372.0 years
Willie2273.7 years
George1975.1 years
Robert1670.3 years
Thomas1475.4 years
Margaret1479.8 years
Annie1280.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 27970 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Spruill5376.7 years
Norman4771.4 years
Chesson3577.6 years
Phelps3471.3 years
Davenport2871.1 years
Simpson2470.5 years
Swain2071.8 years
Patrick2075.0 years
Hassell1771.5 years
White1669.6 years

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