28043 Zip Code 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 2013: 22,206
Zip code population in 2010: 21,055
Zip code population in 2000: 20,383

Houses and condos: 9,937
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,579
% of renters here:

40%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28043: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 63.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 350 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28043
Zip code 28043 (Forest City, North Carolina) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.7% ($671)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $699 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $640 (0.7%)

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Males: 10,379  (46.7%)
Females: 11,827  (53.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 28043:

For population 15 years and over in 28043:

Zip code 28043 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28043

  • Zip code 28043 races chart
    • 15,973White population
    • 3,181Black population
    • 49American Indian population
    • 110Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 27Some other race population
    • 424Two or more races population
    • 1,289Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 13,747
Rural population: 8,458

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $94,100
28043:

$94,100
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 60 registered sex offenders living in 28043 zip code as of February 10, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28043 to the number of sex offenders is 342 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.2 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 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 2013:
This zip code:

$31,786
North Carolina:

$45,906
Forest City, NC (28043) map Nearest zip codes: 28160, 28019, 28076, 28139, 28040, 28114.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

54.7%
North Carolina:

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

4.7%
North Carolina:

5.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,760
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,118


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 335 (110 now married, 225 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,126 (2,475 now married, 2,651 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28043 with a mortgage: 3,004 (115 second mortgage, 405 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,295

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $885
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S312

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

26.6%
Whole state:

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

14.7%
Whole state:

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

5.9
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

  • 02010 or later
  • 5522000 to 2009
  • 1,6211990 to 1999
  • 1,6051980 to 1989
  • 2,1611970 to 1979
  • 1,5131960 to 1969
  • 1,1491950 to 1959
  • 6551940 to 1949
  • 6811939 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)

  • 11no bedroom
  • 461 bedroom
  • 1,3682 bedrooms
  • 3,0853 bedrooms
  • 5794 bedrooms
  • 2105+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Forest City, NC (28043)

  • 126no bedroom
  • 5241 bedroom
  • 1,5262 bedrooms
  • 1,2263 bedrooms
  • 1204 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City, NC (28043) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 253no vehicle
  • 1,2221 vehicle
  • 2,2692 vehicles
  • 1,0093 vehicles
  • 4704 vehicles
  • 765+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Forest City, NC (28043) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 415no vehicle
  • 2,0821 vehicle
  • 8902 vehicles
  • 1183 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 445+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $564.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $156,959.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,100
28043:

$94,100
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,200 - $145,800

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 18.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,872

Size of family households: 2,679 2-persons, 1,564 3-persons, 1,458 4-persons, 439 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 140 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,212 1-person, 240 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 75 4-persons

2,757 married couples with children.
1,806 single-parent households (348 men, 1,458 women).

93.8% of residents of 28043 zip code speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% very well, 33% well, 15% not well, 1% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% well, 53% not well).

Foreign born population: 966 (4.4%)
(45.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.4%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 54%Mexico
  • 10%Guatemala
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 7%Colombia
  • 4%Canada
  • 4%Honduras
  • 2%Philippines

Most common first ancestries reported in 28043 (%)

  • 30%Other groups
  • 19%American
  • 8%Irish
  • 6%English
  • 5%German
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 3972000 to 2009
  • 2621990 to 1999
  • 337Before 1990

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28043:

All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28043

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 65%Electricity
  • 18%Utility gas
  • 8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood

Population in 1990: 25,940. Population change in the 1990s: -5,557 (-21.4%).

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


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.

89% of the 28043 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% 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): 16
Here:

0.6%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

2.8%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 124
Here:

9.5%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 61,250Legal occupations
  • 60,288Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 53,993Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 47,981Management occupations
  • 47,647Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 40,185Law enforcement workers including supervisors

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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)

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 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
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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