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28631 Zip Code (NC) Detailed Profile




Counties: Ashe County, NC (91.23%), Alleghany County, NC (8.77%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 766
Zip code population in 2010: 637
Zip code population in 2000: 511

Houses and condos: 773
Renter-occupied apartments: 52
% of renters here:

14%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28631: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 24.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28631
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.7% ($1,338)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,275 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,361 (0.7%)

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Males: 349  (45.6%)
Females: 416  (54.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 28631:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28631:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

Zip code 28631 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28631 (2019)
    • 57890.7%White
    • 487.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 91.4%Asian
    • 10.2%Black
    • 10.2%Two or more races
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $200,251
28631:

$200,251
North Carolina:

$193,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

59.1 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 28631, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,322 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,322
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $33,106 (reported on 78.3% of returns)
Here:

$33,106
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.8% for AGIs below $25k, 78.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 162.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $533 (reported on 39.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$533
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Ordinary dividends: $800 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$800
State:

$6,213

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,900 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$7,900
State:

+$12,740

Profit/loss from business: +$4,350 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,350
State:

+$10,311

Total itemized deductions: $18,540 (27% of AGI, reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$18,540
State:

$23,438

Here:

27.4% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI

Charity contributions: $4,300 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,300
State:

$4,687

Taxes paid: $4,980 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
28631:

$4,980
State:

$8,823

Earned income credit: $1,800 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,800
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.9%
Here:

61%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 60.0% for AGIs below $25k, 57.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 133.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28631, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,513 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,513
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $32,119 (reported on 77.4% of returns)
Here:

$32,119
State:

$39,442

Taxable interest for individuals: $869 (reported on 50.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$869
North Carolina:

$1,515

Taxable dividends: $4,240 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,240
State:

$4,016

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,091 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,091
State:

+$11,152

Profit/loss from business: +$3,424 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

+$3,424
State:

+$9,490

Total itemized deductions: $17,488 (26% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$17,488
State:

$19,464

Here:

26.4% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 23.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 15.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,719 (5% of AGI, reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,719
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.8% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI

Total tax: $3,667 (reported on 76.9% of returns)
28631:

$3,667
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,613 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,613
State:

$1,851

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

69%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 50.0% for AGIs below $10k, 63.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 77.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 107.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$35,511
North Carolina:

$57,341
28631 map Nearest zip codes: 24363, 28617, 28672, 28663, 28643, 24378.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

32.8%
North Carolina:

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

30.3%
North Carolina:

47.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 0
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 369


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 160 (59 now married, 102 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28631 with a mortgage: 57
Houses without a mortgage: 260

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,016
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $388

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

14.2%
Whole state:

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

5.5%
Whole state:

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

5.9
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.9
State:

4.4
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  • Churches in zip code 28631 include: Greenwood Church (A), Landmark Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Little Helton Church (D), New River Church (E), Pleasant Home Church (F), Pleasant Valley Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), New River Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 522010 to 2013
  • 1192000 to 2009
  • 1511990 to 1999
  • 951980 to 1989
  • 851970 to 1979
  • 481960 to 1969
  • 181950 to 1959
  • 301940 to 1949
  • 1561939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28631
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28631
  • 18no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 1142 bedrooms
  • 1203 bedrooms
  • 724 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28631
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28631
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 02 bedrooms
  • 193 bedrooms
  • 194 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 28631 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28631 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 8no vehicle
  • 541 vehicle
  • 1482 vehicles
  • 433 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 28631 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28631 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 241 vehicle
  • 272 vehicles
  • 133 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28631 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28631 household income distribution in 2019
  • 8Less than $10,000
  • 36$20,000 to $24,999
  • 64$25,000 to $29,999
  • 96$30,000 to $34,999
  • 43$40,000 to $44,999
  • 24$45,000 to $49,999
  • 16$60,000 to $74,999
  • 49$75,000 to $99,999
  • 14$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28631

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28631
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 22$80,000 to $89,999
  • 14$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 53$150,000 to $174,999
  • 38$175,000 to $199,999
  • 86$200,000 to $249,999
  • 32$400,000 to $499,999
  • 15$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28631

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28631
  • 21$100 to $149
  • 30No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $852.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $134,818

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $200,251
28631:

$200,251
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,242 - $243,928

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $254,423
Here:

$254,423
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $358,768
Here:

$358,768
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28631

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 702
  • 20 to 49: 55
  • Mobile homes: 13

Unemployment: 3.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28631

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28631
  • 44.9%178Drove a car alone
  • 53.7%213Carpooled
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28631

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28631
  • 645 to 9 minutes
  • 1610 to 14 minutes
  • 8415 to 19 minutes
  • 10225 to 29 minutes
  • 9630 to 34 minutes
  • 1460 to 89 minutes
  • 1690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 84.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 766
  • Male householders: 158 (31 living alone), Female householders: 207 (37 living alone)
  • 204 spouses (204 opposite-sex spouses), 14 unmarried partners, (14 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 70 children (70 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 47 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 44 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 189 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 19 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 68 1-person, 69 2-persons

68 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households ().

91.9% of residents of 28631 zip code speak English at home.
8.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% very well, 10% well, 59% not well).

Foreign born population: 64 (8.4%)
(31.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.4%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 66%Honduras
  • 31%Barbados
Most common first ancestries reported in 28631
  • 29%American
  • 22%European
  • 5%Italian
  • 5%Irish
  • 4%Scottish
  • 2%French
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 362000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 18Before 1990

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Zip code 28631 marital status for males
Zip code 28631 marital status for females

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 33.6%Electricity
  • 28.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.1%Wood
  • 12.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 837.

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

  • This state: 585
  • Northeast: 13
  • South: 101

80% of the 28631 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

96% of the 28631 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 112% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in 28631

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):
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019

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

  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Other Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Cemeteries and Crematories (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Bed-and-Breakfast Inns (1-4: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (1-4: 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:

  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Most common first names in zip code 28631 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1374.4 years
Mary1074.6 years
William1078.1 years
Robert770.3 years
John686.5 years
Arthur583.4 years
George587.8 years
Calvin479.7 years
Walter482.3 years
Charles476.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 28631 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Blevins1875.6 years
Waddell1379.6 years
Jones1283.7 years
Rutherford1076.3 years
Phipps970.9 years
Pasley977.7 years
Deboard976.6 years
Testerman873.4 years
Halsey779.0 years
Cox783.1 years
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