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28439 Zip Code (Fair Bluff, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Fair Bluff, NC (8.90%)
County: Columbus County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,049
Zip code population in 2010: 1,595
Zip code population in 2000: 1,745

Houses and condos: 730
Renter-occupied apartments: 117
% of renters here:

23%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28439: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 24.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28439
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.4% ($893)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $872 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $904 (1.4%)

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Males: 451  (43.1%)
Females: 597  (56.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 28439:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28439:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

Zip code 28439 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28439 (2019)
    • 79449.8%White
    • 71344.7%Black
    • 633.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 191.2%Two or more races
    • 60.4%American Indian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $62,475
28439:

$62,475
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 28439 zip code as of July 07, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28439 is 266 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

51.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28439, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,855 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,855
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $30,038 (reported on 81.0% of returns)
Here:

$30,038
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.2% for AGIs below $25k, 76.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 51.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $875 (reported on 27.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$875
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,100 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,100
State:

$6,213

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,733 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

+$3,733
State:

+$12,740

Profit/loss from business: +$8,757 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,757
State:

+$10,311

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,175 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
28439:

$7,175
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $18,373 (23% of AGI, reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,373
State:

$23,438

Here:

23.0% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,233 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$5,233
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,318 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
28439:

$6,318
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,630 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,630
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 72.4%
Here:

72%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 71.0% for AGIs below $25k, 71.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28439, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,454 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,454
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $25,123 (reported on 86.7% of returns)
Here:

$25,123
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 134.5% for AGIs below $10k, 84.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 39.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,255 (reported on 27.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,255
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $7,487 (reported on 11.4% of returns)
Here:

$7,487
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,474 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

+$9,474
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.6% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,864 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

+$2,864
State:

+$9,490

Total itemized deductions: $18,133 (27% of AGI, reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$18,133
State:

$19,464

Here:

27.1% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,450 (5% of AGI, reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,450
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.8% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,526 (reported on 56.7% of returns)
28439:

$4,526
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,152 (reported on 40.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,152
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 81.7%
Here:

82%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 78.6% for AGIs below $10k, 83.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$32,256
North Carolina:

$57,341
Fair Bluff, NC (28439) map Nearest zip codes: 28430, 29545, 28369, 29581, 28438, 28431.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

28.3%
North Carolina:

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

8.8%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 113
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 385


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 41 (42 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 147 (21 now married, 127 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28439 with a mortgage: 165 (27 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 225

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $750
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $366

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

15.8%
Whole state:

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

9.2%
Whole state:

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

6.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.4
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  • Notable location: Fair Bluff Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 28439 include: Fair Bluff Baptist Church (A), Cypress Branch Church (B), Sandy Grove Church (C), Hickory Grove Baptist Church (D), Butler Branch Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Coleman Cemetery (1), Lovett Cemetery (2), Meares Cemetery (3), Powell Cemetery (4), Griffin Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and swamps: Heron Lakes (A), Meares Bay (B), Cypress Branch (C), Spring Branch Bay (D), Barden Bay (E), Horne Swamp (F), Gapway Swamp (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coleman Mill Branch (A), Long Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 622014 or later
  • 42010 to 2013
  • 1092000 to 2009
  • 1581990 to 1999
  • 721980 to 1989
  • 1081970 to 1979
  • 71960 to 1969
  • 711950 to 1959
  • 441940 to 1949
  • 1081939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fair Bluff, NC (28439)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fair Bluff, NC (28439)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1192 bedrooms
  • 2393 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fair Bluff, NC (28439)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fair Bluff, NC (28439)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 491 bedroom
  • 492 bedrooms
  • 123 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fair Bluff, NC (28439) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fair Bluff, NC (28439) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 16no vehicle
  • 1031 vehicle
  • 1622 vehicles
  • 403 vehicles
  • 284 vehicles
  • 415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fair Bluff, NC (28439) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fair Bluff, NC (28439) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 38no vehicle
  • 371 vehicle
  • 422 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28439 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28439 household income distribution in 2019
  • 60Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 54$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$25,000 to $29,999
  • 47$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$35,000 to $39,999
  • 55$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1$45,000 to $49,999
  • 40$50,000 to $59,999
  • 26$60,000 to $74,999
  • 32$75,000 to $99,999
  • 17$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28439

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28439
  • 39Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$35,000 to $39,999
  • 23$40,000 to $49,999
  • 31$50,000 to $59,999
  • 30$60,000 to $69,999
  • 19$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 25$150,000 to $174,999
  • 14$175,000 to $199,999
  • 22$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4$300,000 to $399,999
  • 4$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28439

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28439
  • 36Less than $100
  • 3$100 to $149
  • 14$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 3$400 to $449
  • 2$800 to $899
  • 50No cash rent

Zip code 28439 topographic map

Median gross rent in 2019: $274.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $917,456.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $95,007
  • Black or African American householders: $73,846
  • Asian householders: $197,932

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $62,475
28439:

$62,475
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,215 - $123,405

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $138,732
Here:

$138,732
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $37,567
Here:

$37,567
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28439

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 398
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 15
  • 3 or 4: 39
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 20 to 49: 3
  • Mobile homes: 234

Unemployment: 8.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28439

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28439
  • 80.6%348Drove a car alone
  • 16.5%71Carpooled
  • 2.1%9Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28439

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28439
  • 3Less than 5 minutes
  • 335 to 9 minutes
  • 3710 to 14 minutes
  • 4415 to 19 minutes
  • 1620 to 24 minutes
  • 2025 to 29 minutes
  • 12330 to 34 minutes
  • 2940 to 44 minutes
  • 3545 to 59 minutes
  • 6460 to 89 minutes
  • 1190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 65.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,049
  • Male householders: 170 (70 living alone), Female householders: 336 (179 living alone)
  • 207 spouses (207 opposite-sex spouses), 26 unmarried partners, (22 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 250 children (236 natural, 0 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 30 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 foster children, 20 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 7 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 120 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 52 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 5 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 248 1-person, 17 2-persons

130 married couples with children.
27 single-parent households (13 men, 14 women).

88.9% of residents of 28439 zip code speak English at home.
11.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% very well, 52% well, 2% not well).

Foreign born population: 90 (8.6%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

8.6%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 96%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 28439
  • 21%American
  • 3%Polish
  • 2%English
  • 2%French
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 882000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 16Before 1990

Zip code 28439 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • B & F FARMS, INC. (888 MONROE ENZOR RD in FAIR BLUFF, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Alternative names: B&F FARMS INC B & F FARMS INC

Zip code 28439 marital status for males
Zip code 28439 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 22.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 78.1%Electricity
  • 20.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 1,931.

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

  • This state: 593
  • Northeast: 73
  • Midwest: 12
  • South: 247
  • West: 11

71% of the 28439 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

98% of the 28439 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Fair Bluff, NC (28439)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

100.0%
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 ($)
  • 43,957Management occupations
  • 31,299Healthcare support occupations
  • 30,444Material moving occupations
  • 26,785Office and administrative support occupations
  • 25,566Community and social service occupations
  • 24,051Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

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

  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Electrical and Electronic Appliance, Television, and Radio Set Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (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:

  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of fires - 33 took place in 2004, and the least - 2 in 2009. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28439 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (60.1%), and Outside Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28439
    • 13160.1%Structure Fires
    • 6228.4%Outside Fires
    • 2310.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.9%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28439, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28439 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1871.4 years
John1676.4 years
William1571.4 years
Mary1175.9 years
Robert1068.5 years
Henry1074.2 years
George968.9 years
Willie766.8 years
Ruby783.7 years
Annie684.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 28439 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Strickland2671.1 years
Enzor2478.3 years
Meares2373.8 years
Bullock1872.2 years
Graham1874.1 years
Hammond1772.6 years
Hinson1670.0 years
Waddell1575.7 years
Anderson1479.2 years
Small1281.0 years

Businesses in zip code 28439

  • Ford: 1
  • True Value: 1

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