28139 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Rutherfordton, NC (2.35%), Ruth, NC (0.24%), Spindale, NC (0.03%)
Counties: Rutherford County, NC (90.07%), Polk County, NC (9.93%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 18,931
Zip code population in 2010: 20,111
Zip code population in 2000: 17,943

Houses and condos: 9,286
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,538
% of renters here:

20%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28139: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 175.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 108 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.7% ($839)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $818 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $890 (0.8%)

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Males: 9,011  (47.6%)
Females: 9,920  (52.4%)

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For population 15 years and over in 28139:

Zip code 28139 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28139

  • Zip code 28139 races chart
    • 17,708White population
    • 1,475Black population
    • 46American Indian population
    • 98Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 20Some other race population
    • 275Two or more races population
    • 487Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 5,598
Rural population: 13,332

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $121,800
28139:

$121,800
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 49 registered sex offenders living in 28139 zip code as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28139 to the number of sex offenders is 434 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.5 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28139, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $45,935 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$45,935
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $39,844 (reported on 80.4% of returns)
Here:

$39,844
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.0% for AGIs below $25k, 75.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 55.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,133 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,133
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,878 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,878
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,956 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$6,956
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,526 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,526
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,882 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
28139:

$14,882
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $12,550 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
28139:

$12,550
North Carolina:

$21,078

Total itemized deductions: $21,329 (24% of AGI, reported on 29.3% of returns)
Here:

$21,329
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.0% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.3% for AGIs below $25k, 10.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,608 (reported on 24.4% of returns)
Here:

$5,608
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,792 (reported on 29.2% of returns)
28139:

$6,792
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,252 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,252
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28139, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,380 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,380
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $34,708 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$34,708
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 166.1% for AGIs below $10k, 76.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,968 (reported on 39.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,968
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,766 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,766
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,443 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,443
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,188 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,188
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 5.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,070 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
28139:

$3,070
North Carolina:

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

Self-employed pension: $14,967 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$14,967
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $18,397 (24% of AGI, reported on 30.5% of returns)
Here:

$18,397
State:

$19,464

Here:

23.9% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.1% for AGIs below $10k, 8.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,048 (6% of AGI, reported on 26.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,048
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.3% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,750 (reported on 71.1% of returns)
28139:

$5,750
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,760 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,760
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 68.7%
Here:

69%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 61.3% for AGIs below $10k, 70.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$40,744
North Carolina:

$45,906
Rutherfordton, NC (28139) map Nearest zip codes: 28160, 28043, 28722, 28167, 28782, 28756.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.1%
North Carolina:

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

3.9%
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: 1,270
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,458


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 109 (109 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,021 (2,075 now married, 1,946 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28139 with a mortgage: 3,521 (97 second mortgage, 616 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,669

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,048
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S316

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

16.1%
Whole state:

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

10.1%
Whole state:

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

6.0
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28139: Cleghorn Country Club (A), Rutherfordton Golf and Country Club (B), Rutherford County Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28139 include: Huntley Church (A), The Bible Tabernacle (B), The Little White Country Church (C), Mathews Church (D), West Memorial Church (E), Westminister Church (F), Mitchell Chapel (G), Wheat Creek Church (H), Calvary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Gold Hill Cemetery (1), Walker Cemetery (2), Mountain Creek Cemetery (3), Saint Francis Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), Kistlers Chapel Cemetery (6), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Lyles Lake (A), Hayes Lake (B), Bell Lake (C), Lake Brooks (D), Sunnyside Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dills Creek (A), Cleghorn Creek (B), Charles Creek (C), Big Camp Creek (D), White Oak Creek (E), Wheat Creek (F), Arrowood Branch (G), Cedar Creek (H), Cove Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 12010 or later
  • 1,4312000 to 2009
  • 2,0001990 to 1999
  • 1,4431980 to 1989
  • 1,3921970 to 1979
  • 8251960 to 1969
  • 8891950 to 1959
  • 4601940 to 1949
  • 8451939 or earlier

Zip code 28139 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rutherfordton, NC (28139)

  • 7no bedroom
  • 1571 bedroom
  • 1,4272 bedrooms
  • 3,3423 bedrooms
  • 9964 bedrooms
  • 2615+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rutherfordton, NC (28139)

  • 43no bedroom
  • 1561 bedroom
  • 8092 bedrooms
  • 4813 bedrooms
  • 404 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Rutherfordton, NC (28139) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 229no vehicle
  • 1,2061 vehicle
  • 2,3322 vehicles
  • 1,7613 vehicles
  • 4634 vehicles
  • 1995+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Rutherfordton, NC (28139) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 369no vehicle
  • 8091 vehicle
  • 2782 vehicles
  • 533 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $585.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,800
28139:

$121,800
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,300 - $198,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,334

Size of family households: 2,922 2-persons, 1,013 3-persons, 869 4-persons, 482 5-persons, 152 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,045 1-person, 178 2-persons, 23 3-persons

2,433 married couples with children.
736 single-parent households (154 men, 582 women).

94.9% of residents of 28139 zip code speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% very well, 29% well, 10% not well, 13% not at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% very well, 15% well, 2% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (28% very well, 22% well, 50% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 459 (2.4%)
(27.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.4%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 51%Mexico
  • 13%Honduras
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Colombia
  • 4%Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion
  • 4%France
  • 3%Germany

Most common first ancestries reported in 28139 (%)

  • 21%American
  • 20%Other groups
  • 8%English
  • 8%German
  • 6%Irish
  • 4%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 22010 or later
  • 492000 to 2009
  • 3101990 to 1999
  • 156Before 1990

Zip code 28139 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 28139 marital status for males
Zip code 28139 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 63%Electricity
  • 14%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Utility gas
  • 5%Wood
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 10,091. Population change in the 1990s: +7,852 (+77.8%).

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


60% of the 28139 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

91% of the 28139 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 300
Here:

16.4%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

5.7%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

13.2%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 78,125Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 61,860Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 53,750Management occupations
  • 53,456Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 46,484Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 46,216Business and financial operations occupations

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:

  • 338 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 425 people in nursing homes
  • 150 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 76 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 28139 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17472.8 years
William15773.5 years
John13675.9 years
Mary13679.1 years
Robert9571.9 years
Charles8071.9 years
George7273.6 years
Annie6680.3 years
Ruth4580.1 years
Joseph4573.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 28139 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller8578.5 years
Smith7475.9 years
Hill5576.6 years
Davis4977.2 years
Hodge4878.7 years
Jones4679.7 years
Taylor4477.0 years
Arrowood4277.1 years
Walker4279.9 years
Moore4276.0 years
Businesses in zip code 28139
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
GNC1UPS4
KFC1Waffle House1

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