28604 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Beech Mountain, NC (9.77%), Foscoe, NC (4.11%), Valle Crucis, NC (3.77%), Sugar Mountain, NC (3.72%), Seven Devils, NC (3.21%), Banner Elk, NC (2.87%)
Counties: Watauga County, NC (57.92%), Avery County, NC (42.08%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 6,604
Zip code population in 2010: 6,249
Zip code population in 2000: 5,466

Houses and condos: 8,834
Renter-occupied apartments: 930
% of renters here:

33%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28604: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 65.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 100 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.5% ($1,152)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,102 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,237 (0.5%)

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Males: 3,178  (48.1%)
Females: 3,426  (51.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 28604:

For population 15 years and over in 28604:

Zip code 28604 compared to state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28604

  • Zip code 28604 races chart
    • 5,783White population
    • 92Black population
    • 22American Indian population
    • 31Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 6Some other race population
    • 68Two or more races population
    • 246Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $240,100
28604:

$240,100
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in 28604 zip code as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28604 to the number of sex offenders is 520 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

40.0 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28604, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,322 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,322
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $36,552 (reported on 76.7% of returns)
Here:

$36,552
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.0% for AGIs below $25k, 73.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 42.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,574 (reported on 38.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,574
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,179 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,179
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,808 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,808
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 18.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,575 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,575
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs below $25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,648 (reported on 12.4% of returns)
28604:

$18,648
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,108 (27% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$23,108
State:

$23,438

Here:

27.1% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.0% for AGIs below $25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,313 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,313
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,588 (reported on 33.5% of returns)
28604:

$6,588
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,818 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,818
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28604, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $43,349 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,349
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $32,460 (reported on 78.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,460
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 184.4% for AGIs below $10k, 73.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,485 (reported on 47.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,485
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,419 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,419
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$19,010 (reported on 24.3% of returns)
Here:

+$19,010
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 23.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,479 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,479
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $10k, 10.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,245 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
28604:

$3,245
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $15,750 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
Here:

$15,750
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $20,372 (24% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$20,372
State:

$19,464

Here:

24.3% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 33.5% for AGIs below $10k, 14.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,120 (5% of AGI, reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,120
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.6% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,722 (reported on 76.0% of returns)
28604:

$6,722
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,436 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,436
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.6%
Here:

65%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 58.6% for AGIs below $10k, 65.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$47,992
North Carolina:

$45,906
Beech Mountain, NC (28604) map Nearest zip codes: 28679, 28622, 28692, 28646, 28652, 28662.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.1%
North Carolina:

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

4.9%
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: 363
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,428


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 97 (44 now married, 53 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,429 (602 now married, 827 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28604 with a mortgage: 1,129 (20 second mortgage, 254 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 732

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,291
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S397

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

22.5%
Whole state:

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

9.3%
Whole state:

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

5.8
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28604: Grandfather Home for Children (A), Broadstone Lodge (B), Hanging Rock Golf and Country Club (C), Ponds of the Beech (D), Holston Camp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28604 include: Hanging Rock Chapel (A), Holy Communion Lutheran Church (B), Holy Cross Episcopal Church (C), Liberty Methodist Church (D), Beech Mountain Church (E), Bethany Church (F), Watauga Baptist Church (G), Valle Crucis Methodist Church (H), White Rock Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Jestes Cemetery (1), Hicks Cemetery (2), Shook Cemetery (3), Mast Cemetery (4), McLean Cemetery (5), Michael Cemetery (6), Yates Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Inver Lochy Lake (A), Wildcat Lake (B), Mill Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dutch Creek (A), Peavine Branch (B), Craborchard Creek (C), Green Ridge Branch (D), Grassy Gap Creek (E), Flattop Creek (F), Clark Creek (G), Bee Branch (H), Bear Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 32010 or later
  • 1,6402000 to 2009
  • 1,4951990 to 1999
  • 2,7631980 to 1989
  • 1,8611970 to 1979
  • 5941960 to 1969
  • 2261950 to 1959
  • 661940 to 1949
  • 1861939 or earlier

Zip code 28604 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)

  • 13no bedroom
  • 801 bedroom
  • 3962 bedrooms
  • 9543 bedrooms
  • 2784 bedrooms
  • 1405+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)

  • 6no bedroom
  • 2071 bedroom
  • 3642 bedrooms
  • 2863 bedrooms
  • 494 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain, NC (28604) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 98no vehicle
  • 6771 vehicle
  • 7552 vehicles
  • 2803 vehicles
  • 414 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain, NC (28604) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 35no vehicle
  • 3871 vehicle
  • 3772 vehicles
  • 713 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $839.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $221,243.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $240,100
28604:

$240,100
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $144,200 - $377,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $323,285
Here:

$323,285
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $257,871
Here:

$257,871
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $102,538
Here:

$102,538
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,466
Here:

$157,466
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,216
Here:

$170,216
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $100,820
Here:

$100,820
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 73.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,974

Size of family households: 960 2-persons, 340 3-persons, 297 4-persons, 83 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 856 1-person, 159 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 34 6-persons

835 married couples with children.
240 single-parent households (28 men, 212 women).

93.0% of residents of 28604 zip code speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% very well, 7% well, 35% not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% very well, 3% well, 2% not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 286 (4.3%)
(54.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.3%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 27%Mexico
  • 22%Vietnam
  • 15%Italy
  • 7%Hungary
  • 7%Russia
  • 4%Venezuela
  • 3%Other Northern Europe

Most common first ancestries reported in 28604 (%)

  • 17%Other groups
  • 13%German
  • 10%English
  • 8%Irish
  • 7%Italian
  • 6%Scottish
  • 6%American

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1002000 to 2009
  • 791990 to 1999
  • 126Before 1990

Zip code 28604 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 28604 marital status for males
Zip code 28604 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 48%Electricity
  • 28%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Wood
  • 4%Utility gas
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 4,570. Population change in the 1990s: +896 (+19.6%).

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


50% of the 28604 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

87% of the 28604 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% 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): 141
Here:

31.0%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 96
Here:

27.1%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 530
Here:

60.3%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 63,295Business and financial operations occupations
  • 55,125Health technologists and technicians
  • 54,875Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,458Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 45,000Management occupations
  • 40,066Law 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:

  • 371 people in college/university student housing
  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 339 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
Most common first names in zip code 28604 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3578.6 years
Mary3378.7 years
John3272.1 years
Charles2776.8 years
James2478.5 years
Robert2373.2 years
Ruth1681.1 years
George1577.2 years
Thomas1371.0 years
Margaret1375.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 28604 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Townsend5178.0 years
Presnell3174.2 years
Hicks2973.0 years
Smith2783.2 years
Ward2475.6 years
Aldridge1978.4 years
Norwood1878.6 years
Harmon1780.4 years
Hodges1676.9 years
Shook1580.5 years
Businesses in zip code 28604
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Lowe's1
Decora Cabinetry2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's1
FedEx3Quiznos1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Jimmy John's2Subway1
Kincaid1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Vans1

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