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28043 Zip Code (Forest City, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Forest City, NC (13.10%), Spindale, NC (0.29%), Caroleen, NC (0.18%)
County: Rutherford County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 20,926
Zip code population in 2010: 21,055
Zip code population in 2000: 20,383

Houses and condos: 10,060
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,395
% of renters here:

41%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28043: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 63.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 330 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28043
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.7% ($781)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,440)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $826 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $725 (0.7%)

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Males: 9,905  (47.3%)
Females: 11,021  (52.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 28043:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28043:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Zip code 28043 compared to state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28043 (2017)
    • 15,97378.4%White
    • 3,18115.6%Black
    • 1,2896.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4242.1%Two or more races
    • 1100.5%Asian
    • 490.2%American Indian
    • 270.1%Some other race
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 12,955
Rural population: 7,970

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $115,828
28043:

$115,828
North Carolina:

$171,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in 28043 zip code as of January 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28043 is 299 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.4 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28043, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,633 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,633
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $32,300 (reported on 83.2% of returns)
Here:

$32,300
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.6% for AGIs below $25k, 78.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 48.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,320 (reported on 27.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,320
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,342 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,342
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,112 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

+$3,112
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,756 (reported on 14.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,756
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,605 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
28043:

$11,605
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,753 (25% of AGI, reported on 20.6% of returns)
Here:

$18,753
State:

$23,438

Here:

25.0% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,867 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,867
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,575 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
28043:

$5,575
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,377 (reported on 30.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,377
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.3%
Here:

63%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 61.1% for AGIs below $25k, 63.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 83.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28043, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,687 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,687
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $28,371 (reported on 85.7% of returns)
Here:

$28,371
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 86.1% for AGIs below $10k, 78.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,787 (reported on 32.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,787
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,709 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,709
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,779 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,779
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,531 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,531
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,944 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
28043:

$2,944
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,891 (26% of AGI, reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,891
State:

$19,464

Here:

25.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $10k, 7.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,075 (6% of AGI, reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,075
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.4% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,843 (reported on 65.4% of returns)
28043:

$3,843
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,818 (reported on 27.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,818
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 70.7%
Here:

71%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 64.2% for AGIs below $10k, 73.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$35,229
North Carolina:

$52,752
Forest City, NC (28043) map Nearest zip codes: 28160, 28019, 28076, 28139, 28040, 28114.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.4%
North Carolina:

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

4.0%
North Carolina:

5.8%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,040
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,247


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 320 (177 now married, 141 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,215 (1,885 now married, 2,326 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28043 with a mortgage: 2,607 (41 second mortgage, 276 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,396

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $889
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $301

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

22.7%
Whole state:

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

9.7%
Whole state:

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

6.0
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28043: Dogwood Valley Golf Club (A), Forest City Municipal Golf Course (B), Westside Rest Home (C), Callison Recreation Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Tri-City Mall (1), Ingles Shopping Center (2), Horne Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28043 include: Jerusalem Church (A), Morning Star Church (B), Mount Pisgah Church (C), Wilson Church (D), New Bethel Church (E), Crestview Church (F), Avondale Methodist Church (G), Mount Vernon Baptist Church (H), Tanners Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: County Memorial Cemetery (1), Providence Cemetery (2), Floyds Creek Cemetery (3), Cool Springs Cemetery (4), Sunset Memorial Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Isothermal Community College Lake (A), Fraternal Order of Eagles Lake (B), Cone Mills Lake (C), Forest Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Copper Mine Branch (A), Cane Creek (B), Hollands Creek (C), Bracketts Creek (D), Big Spring Branch (E), Catheys Creek (F), Morrow Creek (G), Long Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1282014 or later
  • 222010 to 2013
  • 4662000 to 2009
  • 1,4571990 to 1999
  • 1,7751980 to 1989
  • 1,9651970 to 1979
  • 1,5211960 to 1969
  • 1,1981950 to 1959
  • 5561940 to 1949
  • 8641939 or earlier

Zip code 28043 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Forest City, NC (28043)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Forest City, NC (28043)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 881 bedroom
  • 9792 bedrooms
  • 3,0093 bedrooms
  • 7974 bedrooms
  • 1535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest City, NC (28043)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest City, NC (28043)
  • 108no bedroom
  • 4501 bedroom
  • 1,3842 bedrooms
  • 1,1753 bedrooms
  • 1274 bedrooms
  • 655+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City, NC (28043) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City, NC (28043) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 282no vehicle
  • 1,4851 vehicle
  • 1,6772 vehicles
  • 1,0653 vehicles
  • 3764 vehicles
  • 935+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City, NC (28043) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City, NC (28043) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 340no vehicle
  • 1,7081 vehicle
  • 1,0082 vehicles
  • 2773 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28043 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 28043 household income distribution in 2017
  • 919Less than $10,000
  • 741$10,000 to $14,999
  • 651$15,000 to $19,999
  • 887$20,000 to $24,999
  • 509$25,000 to $29,999
  • 400$30,000 to $34,999
  • 490$35,000 to $39,999
  • 469$40,000 to $44,999
  • 342$45,000 to $49,999
  • 611$50,000 to $59,999
  • 827$60,000 to $74,999
  • 723$75,000 to $99,999
  • 364$100,000 to $124,999
  • 97$125,000 to $149,999
  • 74$150,000 to $199,999
  • 69$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 28043

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 28043
  • 170Less than $10,000
  • 36$10,000 to $14,999
  • 68$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 68$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15$30,000 to $34,999
  • 52$35,000 to $39,999
  • 224$40,000 to $49,999
  • 301$50,000 to $59,999
  • 277$60,000 to $69,999
  • 272$70,000 to $79,999
  • 313$80,000 to $89,999
  • 195$90,000 to $99,999
  • 525$100,000 to $124,999
  • 658$125,000 to $149,999
  • 483$150,000 to $174,999
  • 221$175,000 to $199,999
  • 214$200,000 to $249,999
  • 117$250,000 to $299,999
  • 96$300,000 to $399,999
  • 39$400,000 to $499,999
  • 58$500,000 to $749,999
  • 44$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 28043

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 28043
  • 41Less than $100
  • 170$100 to $149
  • 39$150 to $199
  • 108$200 to $249
  • 19$250 to $299
  • 239$300 to $349
  • 590$350 to $399
  • 610$400 to $449
  • 225$450 to $499
  • 271$500 to $549
  • 182$550 to $599
  • 81$600 to $649
  • 69$650 to $699
  • 65$700 to $749
  • 17$750 to $799
  • 21$800 to $899
  • 9$900 to $999
  • 26$1,000 to $1,249
  • 7$1,250 to $1,499
  • 9$1,500 to $1,999
  • 11$2,000 to $2,499
  • 260No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $623.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $148,138.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $125,689
  • Black or African American householders: $97,442
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $255,390
  • Asian householders: $341,301
  • Some other race householders: $76,383
  • Two or more races householders: $176,500
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $96,941

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,828
28043:

$115,828
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,229 - $165,066
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28043

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,834
  • One, attached: 152
  • Two: 178
  • 3 or 4: 348
  • 5 to 9: 503
  • 10 to 19: 88
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • Mobile homes: 1,813
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 89

Unemployment: 7.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28043

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28043
  • 80.6%5,992Drove a car alone
  • 13.6%1,012Carpooled
  • 0.5%40Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.9%145Walked
  • 0.8%60Other means
  • 2.2%164Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28043

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28043
  • 317Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,0945 to 9 minutes
  • 1,38510 to 14 minutes
  • 1,03715 to 19 minutes
  • 1,08620 to 24 minutes
  • 19125 to 29 minutes
  • 44630 to 34 minutes
  • 30235 to 39 minutes
  • 20340 to 44 minutes
  • 75345 to 59 minutes
  • 29960 to 89 minutes
  • 13390 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 69.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,690
  • In family households: 17,056 (2,682 male householders, 2,592 female householders)
    3,437 spouses, 5,856 children (5,247 natural, 184 adopted, 426 stepchildren), 967 grandchildren, 307 brothers or sisters, 217 parents, 369 other relatives, 562 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,636 (1,545 male householders (1,347 living alone)), 1,567 female householders (1,459 living alone)), 517 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 240 (368 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,759 2-persons, 1,264 3-persons, 756 4-persons, 339 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,805 1-person, 259 2-persons, 43 4-persons

2,143 married couples with children.
1,719 single-parent households (290 men, 1,429 women).

92.3% of residents of 28043 zip code speak English at home.
6.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% very well, 21% well, 23% not well, 3% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% very well, 19% well, 10% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,010 (4.8%)
(45.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

8.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 12%Chile
  • 7%France
  • 7%Honduras
  • 6%Thailand
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 2%Serbia
  • 1%Costa Rica
Most common first ancestries reported in 28043
  • 27%American
  • 9%English
  • 5%European
  • 5%German
  • 5%Scotch-Irish
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%Swiss
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 602010 or later
  • 2752000 to 2009
  • 3581990 to 1999
  • 346Before 1990

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AG INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED (376 PINE STREET in FOREST CITY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M29W84AX3X007HFF, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -376, AIR PROGRAM, -2386, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: WOOD OFFICE AND STORE FIXTURES, PARTITIONS, SHELVING, AND LOCKERS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: INSTITUTIONAL FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.; INSTITUTIONAL FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: AGI SCHUTZ MERCHANDISING (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , AMERICAN GREETINGS CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: A G I SCHUTZ MERCHANDISING, A G INDUSTRIES, AMERICAN GREETINGS CORPORATION, INC.
  • BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED J C COWAN PLANT (1181 OLD CAROLEEN ROAD in FOREST CITY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILLS, WOOL (INCLUDING DYEING AND FINISHING); YARN SPINNING MILLS; BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIRING; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: BOAT BUILDING.
    Organizations: MAKO MARINE INTERNATIONAL, INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: Burlington Industries Incorporated J C COWAN plantING PLANT, BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES-J C COW, BURLINGTON IND - J C COWAN PLT, J.C.COWAN FINISHING PLANT, MAKO MARINE INTERNATIONAL INC
  • A G INDUSTRIES INC (30 PINE STREET in FOREST CITY, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: WOOD OFFICE AND STORE FIXTURES, PARTITIONS, SHELVING, AND LOCKERS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: AMER GREETINGS CORP AGI SCHULT
  • ARVINMERITOR INC - FOREST CITY (160 ASH STREET in FOREST CITY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLES AND PASSENGER CAR BODIES
    Business NAICS classification: MOTOR VEHICLE BODY MANUFACTURING.
  • BRAD WICKHAM S TOPLAND SERVICE (136 HARRIS LEE DR in FOREST CITY, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -3M05FMYG00KERDM4APN2R5TTG2, WASTEWATER PROGRAM, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: BRAD WICKHAM'S TOPLAND SERVICE, BRAD WICKHAM'S TOPLAND SERV HA
  • BUD'S JUNK YARD (700 ROCK CORNER ROAD in FOREST CITY, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3W0BDX8Y, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS, USED
    Alternative names: BUD S JUNK YARD
  • CHASE MIDDLE (840 CHASE HIGH ROAD in FOREST CITY, NC)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-326
    Organizations: RUTHERFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • DIVERSE CORPORATE TECHNOLOGIES (291 SHILOH RD in FOREST CITY, NC)
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: MARTIN BRYSON (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , KENT COVINGTON (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BRAD WICKHAM'S TOPLAND SERVICE (MARY KISER'S PROPERTY CHERRY M in FOREST CITY, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Alternative names: BRAD WICKHAM'S TOPLAND SERV CH
  • BROAD RIVER ENTERPRISES, INC., - DBA TH (394 US 221A HIGHWAY in FOREST CITY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: WOOD KITCHEN CABINETS
  • BUTLER AUTO PARTS (584 MCSWAIN RD in FOREST CITY, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
  • CHAPMAN GRADING & CONCRETE-#2 (NCSR 2102 in FOREST CITY, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CONSTRUCTION SAND AND GRAVEL
  • B & C BODY SHOP (HIGHWAY 74 EAST in FOREST CITY, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: JOHN LENTZ (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 28043 marital status for males
Zip code 28043 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 72.1%Electricity
  • 15.1%Utility gas
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood

Population in 1990: 25,940.

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

  • This state: 15,805
  • Northeast: 667
  • Midwest: 575
  • South: 2,428
  • West: 285

60% of the 28043 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

90% of the 28043 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Forest City, NC (28043)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

1.6%
North Carolina:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 105
Here:

7.5%
North Carolina:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 80
Here:

12.4%
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 ($)
  • 71,577Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 54,199Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 53,481Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 44,634Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 44,438Business and financial operations occupations
  • 39,572Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • KCH SERVICES (144 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE in FOREST CITY, NC; small business) : $347,345 in 8 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Water Purification Equipment, Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Shop Specialized Equipment, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Miscellaneous Buildings, Hazard-Detecting Instruments and Apparatus, and more by Army, Air Force, ENERGY, Department of
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $104,847; 2004: $216,584; 2005: -$29; 2006: $25,943.

    Biggest contracts:
    $113,047 with Army for Water Purification Equipment. Signed on 2004-06-10. Completion date: 2004-07-26.
    $99,000 with Army for Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Shop Specialized Equipment. Signed on 2004-03-10. Completion date: 2004-05-04.
    $36,280 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Miscellaneous Buildings. Taking place in GA. Signed on 2003-05-09. Completion date: 2003-07-25.
    $35,987 with ENERGY, Department of for Hazard-Detecting Instruments and Apparatus. Signed on 2003-09-15. Completion date: 2004-08-15.
  • FULTON MECHANICAL & MACHINE (140 INDUSTRIAL DR in FOREST CITY, NC; small business)
    $32,184 with Defense Logistics Agency for Miscellaneous Power Transmission Equipment. Signed on 2004-09-29. Completion date: 2004-12-28.
  • CNC WORKS, INCORPORATED (114 INDUSTRIAL DR in FOREST CITY, NC; small business) : $14,337 in 3 contracts from 2005 to 2006
    $5,257 with Defense Logistics Agency for Hose, Pipe, Tube, Lubrication, and Railing Fittings. Signed on 2006-03-06. Completion date: 2006-04-20.
    $5,018, same as above. Signed on 2005-03-28. Completion date: 2005-05-12.
    $4,062, same as above. Signed on 2005-02-28. Completion date: 2005-04-14.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 3 establishments, 10-19 employees: 4 establishments, 5-9 employees: 5 establishments, 1-4 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 9, 10-19: 5, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (50-99: 2, 20-49: 3)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 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:

  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 364 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 43 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in other group homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 28043 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23471.3 years
William16673.6 years
Mary15877.1 years
John13674.5 years
Robert9168.9 years
George8876.0 years
Charles8673.0 years
Annie5983.6 years
Thomas5671.2 years
Margaret5177.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 28043 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9175.9 years
Harris8174.1 years
Greene6674.6 years
Hardin6677.9 years
Jones6375.9 years
Harrill5580.3 years
Davis5573.6 years
Johnson4573.4 years
Tate4475.4 years
Moore4271.0 years
Businesses in zip code 28043
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Advance Auto Parts1Nissan1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Staples1
Ford1T-Mobile2
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Tire Kingdom1
Honda1U-Haul1
Howard Johnson1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
Kincaid1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets3
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