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28622 Zip Code (Elk Park, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Elk Park, NC (2.23%), Beech Mountain, NC (0.78%)
County: Avery County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,212
Zip code population in 2010: 2,527
Zip code population in 2000: 2,457

Houses and condos: 1,661
Renter-occupied apartments: 189
% of renters here:

18%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28622: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 31.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 71 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28622
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.4% ($517)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $611 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $403 (0.4%)

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Males: 1,153  (52.1%)
Females: 1,059  (47.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 28622:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28622:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

Zip code 28622 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28622 (2019)
    • 2,37794.1%White
    • 1144.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 120.5%American Indian
    • 110.4%Black
    • 100.4%Two or more races
    • 20.08%Asian
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $115,993
28622:

$115,993
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 28622 zip code as of August 16, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28622 is 256 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

47.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28622, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $30,863 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,863
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $28,684 (reported on 75.8% of returns)
Here:

$28,684
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 62.4% for AGIs below $25k, 81.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $554 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$554
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $917 (reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$917
State:

$6,213

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,500 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,500
State:

+$12,740

Profit/loss from business: +$7,630 (reported on 25.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,630
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.6% for AGIs below $25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,629 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
28622:

$9,629
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $20,718 (26% of AGI, reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$20,718
State:

$23,438

Here:

25.9% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,725 (reported on 8.8% of returns)
Here:

$5,725
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,518 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
28622:

$5,518
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,138 (reported on 31.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,138
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 62.6%
Here:

63%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 62.0% for AGIs below $25k, 62.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28622, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,477 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,477
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $23,753 (reported on 81.4% of returns)
Here:

$23,753
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.8% for AGIs below $10k, 75.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 103.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $720 (reported on 32.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$720
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,063 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,063
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,224 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

+$6,224
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,293 (reported on 24.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,293
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 26.6% for AGIs below $10k, 9.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,583 (reported on 1.2% of returns)
28622:

$2,583
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $15,992 (28% of AGI, reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,992
State:

$19,464

Here:

28.4% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,368 (7% of AGI, reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,368
State:

$4,035

Here:

7.3% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $2,807 (reported on 70.8% of returns)
28622:

$2,807
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,652 (reported on 26.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,652
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 66.0%
Here:

66%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 58.8% for AGIs below $10k, 71.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$32,210
North Carolina:

$57,341
Elk Park, NC (28622) map Nearest zip codes: 28604, 28652, 37640, 28679, 37687, 28646.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.1%
North Carolina:

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

6.6%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 162
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 911


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 22 (10 now married, 11 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 485 (270 now married, 213 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28622 with a mortgage: 305 (8 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 594

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $817
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $245

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

22.7%
Whole state:

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

14.0%
Whole state:

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

5.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable location: Elk Falls Point of Interest (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 28622 include: Little Elk Church (A), Fall Creek Church (B), Curtis Creek Church (C), Beech Mountain Church (D), Beech Creek Mountain Church (E), Beech Creek Church (F), Union Church (G), Taylor Chapel (H), Pleasant Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: McGuire Cemetery (1), Laws Cemetery (2), Holtsclaw Cemetery (3), Lee Cemetery (4), Fox Cemetery (5), Banner Cemetery (6), Winters Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Phillips Branch (A), Horney Branch (B), Greenbrier Creek (C), Flat Springs Branch (D), Fall Creek (E), State Line Branch (F), Curtis Creek (G), Cranberry Creek (H), Clingman Mine Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 28622: Pisgah Game Lands (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 542014 or later
  • 212010 to 2013
  • 2012000 to 2009
  • 3871990 to 1999
  • 2091980 to 1989
  • 1801970 to 1979
  • 1431960 to 1969
  • 1371950 to 1959
  • 1161940 to 1949
  • 2061939 or earlier

Zip code 28622 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Park, NC (28622)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Park, NC (28622)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 1962 bedrooms
  • 5413 bedrooms
  • 1304 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Park, NC (28622)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Park, NC (28622)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 271 bedroom
  • 792 bedrooms
  • 823 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Park, NC (28622) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Park, NC (28622) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 63no vehicle
  • 3081 vehicle
  • 2752 vehicles
  • 1613 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Park, NC (28622) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Park, NC (28622) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8no vehicle
  • 691 vehicle
  • 992 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 35+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28622 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28622 household income distribution in 2019
  • 143Less than $10,000
  • 167$10,000 to $14,999
  • 63$15,000 to $19,999
  • 64$20,000 to $24,999
  • 46$25,000 to $29,999
  • 87$30,000 to $34,999
  • 46$35,000 to $39,999
  • 54$40,000 to $44,999
  • 28$45,000 to $49,999
  • 31$50,000 to $59,999
  • 184$60,000 to $74,999
  • 80$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28622

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28622
  • 35Less than $10,000
  • 11$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 35$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$25,000 to $29,999
  • 10$30,000 to $34,999
  • 34$35,000 to $39,999
  • 77$40,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 23$70,000 to $79,999
  • 42$80,000 to $89,999
  • 36$90,000 to $99,999
  • 120$100,000 to $124,999
  • 43$125,000 to $149,999
  • 136$150,000 to $174,999
  • 44$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2$250,000 to $299,999
  • 26$300,000 to $399,999
  • 33$500,000 to $749,999
  • 31$750,000 to $999,999
  • 9$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28622

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28622
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 38$400 to $449
  • 8$450 to $499
  • 2$600 to $649
  • 3$800 to $899
  • 4$900 to $999
  • 49$1,000 to $1,249
  • 74No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,009.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $126,867
  • Asian householders: $162,161
  • Two or more races householders: $124,005
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $73,067

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $115,993
28622:

$115,993
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,145 - $171,123

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $125,319
Here:

$125,319
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $22,847
Here:

$22,847
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28622
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,132
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 47
  • 3 or 4: 33
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • 20 to 49: 19
  • Mobile homes: 400

Unemployment: 6.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28622

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28622
  • 76.3%704Drove a car alone
  • 14.1%130Carpooled
  • 1.1%10Bus or trolley bus
  • 1.4%13Walked
  • 0.5%5Other means
  • 6.2%57Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28622

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28622
  • 6Less than 5 minutes
  • 1005 to 9 minutes
  • 4810 to 14 minutes
  • 10615 to 19 minutes
  • 11020 to 24 minutes
  • 3625 to 29 minutes
  • 17130 to 34 minutes
  • 6235 to 39 minutes
  • 4940 to 44 minutes
  • 16445 to 59 minutes
  • 1060 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 65.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,212
  • Male householders: 533 (162 living alone), Female householders: 546 (124 living alone)
  • 444 spouses (444 opposite-sex spouses), 61 unmarried partners, (54 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 461 children (451 natural, 0 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 64 grandchildren, 35 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 foster children, 41 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 18 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 500 2-persons, 133 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 67 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 286 1-person, 42 2-persons, 9 3-persons

159 married couples with children.
137 single-parent households (52 men, 85 women).

99.0% of residents of 28622 zip code speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common first ancestries reported in 28622
  • 25%American
  • 13%English
  • 13%Irish
  • 12%German
  • 8%Scotch-Irish
  • 3%Scottish
  • 3%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 9Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CRANBERRY MIDDLE (6230 NORTH HIGHWAY 19E in ELK PARK, NC)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-310
    Organizations: AVERY COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)

Zip code 28622 marital status for males
Zip code 28622 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 44.9%Electricity
  • 33.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.9%Wood
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 3,223.

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

  • This state: 1,722
  • Northeast: 53
  • Midwest: 19
  • South: 341
  • West: 61

74% of the 28622 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

97% of the 28622 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Elk Park, NC (28622)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

7.4%
North Carolina:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

10.0%
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 ($)
  • 54,184Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 47,353Education, training, and library occupations
  • 43,896Production occupations
  • 39,587Health technologists and technicians
  • 35,640Management occupations
  • 32,121Material moving occupations

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

  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (10-19 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Masonry Contractors (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Mining: Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services (5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 3)

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:

  • 48 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 17 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of reported fires - 54 took place in 2010, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28622 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.3%), and Outside Fires (25.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28622
    • 20255.3%Structure Fires
    • 9325.5%Outside Fires
    • 4412.1%Other
    • 267.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28622, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28622 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2176.8 years
John1775.4 years
Mary1679.7 years
James1669.1 years
Charles1071.4 years
Robert1066.8 years
George979.0 years
Frank977.8 years
Ruby972.5 years
Hazel867.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 28622 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hicks3971.2 years
Harmon2674.0 years
Turbyfill1865.7 years
Johnson1674.1 years
Ward1575.9 years
Trivett1578.4 years
Cook1469.4 years
Brown1380.5 years
Gwyn1375.9 years
Parlier1267.2 years
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