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Counties: Alleghany County, NC (54.69%), Ashe County, NC (44.72%), Wilkes County, NC (0.58%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,029
Zip code population in 2010: 1,494
Zip code population in 2000: 1,478

Houses and condos: 1,291
Renter-occupied apartments: 98
% of renters here:

20%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28644: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 68.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($828)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,440)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $815 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $838 (0.4%)

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Males: 507  (49.3%)
Females: 522  (50.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 28644:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28644:

  • Never married: 7.3%
  • Now married: 77.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

Zip code 28644 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28644 (2017)
    • 1,39394.2%White
    • 845.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 60.4%Asian
    • 50.3%Black
    • 30.2%American Indian
    • 30.2%Two or more races
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $155,637
28644:

$155,637
North Carolina:

$171,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 28644 zip code as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28644 is 885 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

55.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28644, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,692 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,692
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $30,073 (reported on 76.3% of returns)
Here:

$30,073
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.7% for AGIs below $25k, 70.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 33.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,027 (reported on 37.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,027
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,689 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,689
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,825 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$11,825
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,483 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

+$6,483
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,700 (reported on 10.2% of returns)
28644:

$9,700
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $17,425 (25% of AGI, reported on 20.3% of returns)
Here:

$17,425
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.7% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,640 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,640
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $4,983 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
28644:

$4,983
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,082 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,082
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 66.1%
Here:

66%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 65.5% for AGIs below $25k, 60.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28644, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,457 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,457
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $26,600 (reported on 78.7% of returns)
Here:

$26,600
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 33.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,312 (reported on 47.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,312
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,000 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,000
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$17,509 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

+$17,509
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,126 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,126
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,250 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
28644:

$2,250
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $16,212 (29% of AGI, reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$16,212
State:

$19,464

Here:

28.7% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,637 (5% of AGI, reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,637
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.8% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $3,723 (reported on 70.6% of returns)
28644:

$3,723
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,564 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,564
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 72.0%
Here:

72%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 58.8% for AGIs below $10k, 79.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$32,365
North Carolina:

$52,752
28644 map Nearest zip codes: 28672, 28617, 28663, 28649, 28629, 28651.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

29.2%
North Carolina:

48.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.0%
North Carolina:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 49
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 434


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 135 (115 now married, 18 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28644 with a mortgage: 110
Houses without a mortgage: 278

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,070
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $300

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

9.0%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

5.4%
Whole state:

8.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 28644: Bluff Mountain Overlook (A), Millers Camping (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28644 include: Laurel Fork Church (A), Laurel Springs Baptist Church (B), Transou Church (C), Belview Church (D), Meadow Fork Primitive Baptist Church (E), Mount Carmel Church of the Brethren (F), New Hope Baptist Church (G), Peak Creek Church of the Brethren (H), Cranberry Primitive Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Matt Carson Cemetery (1), New Hope Cemetery (2), Mount Zion Cemetery (3), Mount Carmel Cemetery (4), Stamper Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: Moravian Camp Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cranberry Creek (A), Crab Fork (B), Beaver Branch (C), Wolf Branch (D), Silas Branch (E), Reeves Branch (F), Piney Fork (G), Piney Branch (H), Peak Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 432010 to 2013
  • 2392000 to 2009
  • 2771990 to 1999
  • 2061980 to 1989
  • 1391970 to 1979
  • 311960 to 1969
  • 841950 to 1959
  • 1551940 to 1949
  • 971939 or earlier

Zip code 28644 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28644
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28644
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 402 bedrooms
  • 3083 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28644
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28644
  • 0no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 232 bedrooms
  • 313 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 28644 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28644 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 21no vehicle
  • 1071 vehicle
  • 1332 vehicles
  • 763 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 28644 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28644 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 272 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28644 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 28644 household income distribution in 2017
  • 70Less than $10,000
  • 29$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 47$20,000 to $24,999
  • 52$25,000 to $29,999
  • 49$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10$35,000 to $39,999
  • 47$40,000 to $44,999
  • 42$50,000 to $59,999
  • 60$60,000 to $74,999
  • 21$75,000 to $99,999
  • 15$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 28644

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 28644
  • 18Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 18$70,000 to $79,999
  • 35$80,000 to $89,999
  • 9$90,000 to $99,999
  • 36$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 95$200,000 to $249,999
  • 21$250,000 to $299,999
  • 34$300,000 to $399,999
  • 12$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 28644

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 28644
  • 18$250 to $299
  • 11$500 to $549
  • 62No cash rent

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $169,403

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,637
28644:

$155,637
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,279 - $253,627

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $271,517
Here:

$271,517
State:

$248,152

Mobile homes: $50,330
Here:

$50,330
State:

$69,094
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28644

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 822
  • Two: 21
  • Mobile homes: 439

Unemployment: 8.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28644

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28644
  • 59.5%218Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%39Carpooled
  • 5.2%19Walked
  • 26.5%97Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28644

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28644
  • 19Less than 5 minutes
  • 810 to 14 minutes
  • 5915 to 19 minutes
  • 1620 to 24 minutes
  • 1925 to 29 minutes
  • 9930 to 34 minutes
  • 2040 to 44 minutes
  • 545 to 59 minutes
  • 1560 to 89 minutes
  • 1390 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 74.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,030
  • In family households: 866 (177 male householders, 144 female householders)
    331 spouses, 150 children (134 natural, 3 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 54 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 163 (94 male householders (94 living alone)), 68 female householders (67 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 228 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 34 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 162 1-person

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

99.4% of residents of 28644 zip code speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 17 (1.7%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

1.7%
Whole state:

8.1%
Most common first ancestries reported in 28644
  • 28%American
  • 23%English
  • 5%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%German
  • 1%Irish
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
  • 58Before 1990

Zip code 28644 topographic map


Zip code 28644 marital status for males
Zip code 28644 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 39.5%Electricity
  • 36.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 2.9%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 1,837.

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

  • This state: 747
  • Northeast: 77
  • Midwest: 8
  • South: 120
  • West: 9

61% of the 28644 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

100% of the 28644 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Year householders moved into unit in 28644

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

10.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

17.9%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 53,830Office and administrative support occupations
  • 37,777Sales and related occupations

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

  • Construction: Land Subdivision (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises: Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices (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:

  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 28644 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1470.6 years
James1373.5 years
John1279.4 years
William879.3 years
George872.3 years
Mary875.8 years
Richard756.2 years
Bessie691.5 years
Paul674.5 years
Fred676.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 28644 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sheets2876.9 years
Miller2585.4 years
Jones1878.9 years
Taylor1775.7 years
Bare1777.5 years
Mabe1475.3 years
Wyatt1373.9 years
Cox1175.0 years
Woodie1177.0 years
Shepherd1079.5 years
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