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28659 Zip Code (North Wilkesboro, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: North Wilkesboro, NC (6.44%), Mulberry, NC (4.99%), Fairplains, NC (4.13%), Cricket, NC (3.38%), Hays, NC (1.15%), Wilkesboro, NC (0.16%)
County: Wilkes County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 21,691
Zip code population in 2010: 21,134
Zip code population in 2000: 21,559

Houses and condos: 10,122
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,959
% of renters here:

32%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28659: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 102.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 213 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28659
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.7% ($882)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $946 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $813 (0.7%)

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Males: 10,791  (49.8%)
Females: 10,899  (50.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 28659:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28659:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Zip code 28659 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28659 (2019)
    • 17,78684.2%White
    • 1,7198.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2225.8%Black
    • 2481.2%Two or more races
    • 690.3%Asian
    • 400.2%American Indian
    • 470.2%Some other race
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 10,114
Rural population: 11,576

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $126,940
28659:

$126,940
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in 28659 zip code as of July 03, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28659 is 376 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28659, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,124 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,124
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $32,781 (reported on 84.4% of returns)
Here:

$32,781
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.3% for AGIs below $25k, 81.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 19.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,128 (reported on 29.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,128
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,414 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

$5,414
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$27,146 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

+$27,146
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 23.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,881 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$8,881
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,176 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
28659:

$18,176
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $14,000 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
28659:

$14,000
North Carolina:

$21,078

Total itemized deductions: $21,789 (19% of AGI, reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$21,789
State:

$23,438

Here:

18.6% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,841 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,841
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,795 (reported on 20.8% of returns)
28659:

$7,795
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,348 (reported on 26.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,348
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 64.0%
Here:

64%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 60.3% for AGIs below $25k, 62.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 90.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28659, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,211 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,211
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $31,783 (reported on 85.8% of returns)
Here:

$31,783
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 93.0% for AGIs below $10k, 80.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,523 (reported on 38.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,523
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,216 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,216
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,985 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,985
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,844 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,844
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,140 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
28659:

$3,140
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,382 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$13,382
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $19,908 (23% of AGI, reported on 25.1% of returns)
Here:

$19,908
State:

$19,464

Here:

23.1% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $10k, 6.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,474 (6% of AGI, reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,474
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.0% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,968 (reported on 71.3% of returns)
28659:

$5,968
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,795 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,795
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.0%
Here:

71%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 64.0% for AGIs below $10k, 73.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$40,120
North Carolina:

$57,341
North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) map Nearest zip codes: 28697, 28635, 28649, 28669, 28654, 28685.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

43.9%
North Carolina:

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

6.4%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,614
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,425


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 174 (117 now married, 56 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,383 (2,370 now married, 1,995 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28659 with a mortgage: 2,991 (16 second mortgage, 356 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,190

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $901
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $326

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

20.9%
Whole state:

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

12.5%
Whole state:

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

5.8
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28659: Midtown Shopping Plaza (A), Northview Plaza (B), New River Mental Health Center (C), North Wilkesboro Womens Club (D), Wilkes Area Poultry Association Laboratory (E), Wilkes Art Gallery (F), Wilkes County Jaycees Clubhouse (G), Woodlawn Community Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: West Park Shopping Center (1), Wilkes Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28659 include: Harmony Church (A), Hill Top Church (B), Hinshaw Street Church (C), Home Church (D), Arbor Grove Church (E), Liberty Grove Baptist Church (F), Little Mountain Church (G), Union Church (H), Bethany Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Union Tarheel Cemetery (1), Mountlawn Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fishing Creek (A), East Prong Roaring River (B), Bee Tree Branch (C), Rock Creek (D), Mulberry Creek (E), Reddies River (F), Lousy Creek (G), Kilby Branch (H), Hoopers Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 28659 include: YMCA Park (1), William K Newton Memorial Park (2), Smoot Park (3), Optimist Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 2252014 or later
  • 2702010 to 2013
  • 8152000 to 2009
  • 1,3051990 to 1999
  • 1,7321980 to 1989
  • 1,7841970 to 1979
  • 1,3521960 to 1969
  • 1,4221950 to 1959
  • 5651940 to 1949
  • 5701939 or earlier

Zip code 28659 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659)
  • 41no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 1,1872 bedrooms
  • 3,7773 bedrooms
  • 7684 bedrooms
  • 2435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659)
  • 70no bedroom
  • 4931 bedroom
  • 1,2602 bedrooms
  • 8993 bedrooms
  • 2104 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 197no vehicle
  • 1,4291 vehicle
  • 2,0082 vehicles
  • 1,6103 vehicles
  • 7184 vehicles
  • 2185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 538no vehicle
  • 1,2171 vehicle
  • 7852 vehicles
  • 4123 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28659 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28659 household income distribution in 2019
  • 857Less than $10,000
  • 802$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,032$15,000 to $19,999
  • 416$20,000 to $24,999
  • 480$25,000 to $29,999
  • 449$30,000 to $34,999
  • 275$35,000 to $39,999
  • 231$40,000 to $44,999
  • 554$45,000 to $49,999
  • 734$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,054$60,000 to $74,999
  • 939$75,000 to $99,999
  • 372$100,000 to $124,999
  • 261$125,000 to $149,999
  • 178$150,000 to $199,999
  • 228$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28659

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28659
  • 296Less than $10,000
  • 166$10,000 to $14,999
  • 52$15,000 to $19,999
  • 61$20,000 to $24,999
  • 26$25,000 to $29,999
  • 66$30,000 to $34,999
  • 38$35,000 to $39,999
  • 130$40,000 to $49,999
  • 78$50,000 to $59,999
  • 264$60,000 to $69,999
  • 387$70,000 to $79,999
  • 294$80,000 to $89,999
  • 419$90,000 to $99,999
  • 648$100,000 to $124,999
  • 408$125,000 to $149,999
  • 675$150,000 to $174,999
  • 311$175,000 to $199,999
  • 495$200,000 to $249,999
  • 307$250,000 to $299,999
  • 288$300,000 to $399,999
  • 114$400,000 to $499,999
  • 66$500,000 to $749,999
  • 12$750,000 to $999,999
  • 40$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28659

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28659
  • 112Less than $100
  • 69$100 to $149
  • 75$150 to $199
  • 133$200 to $249
  • 51$250 to $299
  • 126$300 to $349
  • 198$350 to $399
  • 342$400 to $449
  • 252$450 to $499
  • 225$500 to $549
  • 60$550 to $599
  • 298$600 to $649
  • 113$650 to $699
  • 127$700 to $749
  • 128$750 to $799
  • 17$800 to $899
  • 9$900 to $999
  • 32$1,000 to $1,249
  • 49$1,250 to $1,499
  • 11$2,000 to $2,499
  • 300No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $681.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $499,132.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $139,198
  • Black or African American householders: $115,326
  • Some other race householders: $91,938
  • Two or more races householders: $72,583
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $95,809

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,940
28659:

$126,940
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,754 - $188,951
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28659
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,849
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 135
  • 3 or 4: 425
  • 5 to 9: 200
  • 10 to 19: 81
  • 20 to 49: 65
  • 50 or more: 174
  • Mobile homes: 2,052
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 30

Unemployment: 6.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28659

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28659
  • 89.5%7,991Drove a car alone
  • 6.6%592Carpooled
  • 0.0%3Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.6%56Walked
  • 1.0%88Other means
  • 1.9%169Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28659

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28659
  • 156Less than 5 minutes
  • 9385 to 9 minutes
  • 1,66110 to 14 minutes
  • 1,84415 to 19 minutes
  • 1,34220 to 24 minutes
  • 42425 to 29 minutes
  • 82230 to 34 minutes
  • 5535 to 39 minutes
  • 25140 to 44 minutes
  • 54845 to 59 minutes
  • 57260 to 89 minutes
  • 11190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,691
  • Male householders: 4,554 (1,340 living alone), Female householders: 4,554 (1,722 living alone)
  • 4,175 spouses (4,138 opposite-sex spouses), 577 unmarried partners, (566 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,585 children (5,132 natural, 195 adopted, 261 stepchildren), 488 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 225 parents, 46 foster children, 279 other relatives, 748 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 398 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,739 2-persons, 1,351 3-persons, 780 4-persons, 487 5-persons, 97 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,063 1-person, 369 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 69 5-persons

2,646 married couples with children.
1,284 single-parent households (473 men, 811 women).

89.3% of residents of 28659 zip code speak English at home.
9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 13% well, 15% not well, 7% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (83% well, 17% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,429 (6.6%)
(23.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.6%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 42%Honduras
  • 29%Guatemala
  • 8%Morocco
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 4%Costa Rica
  • 3%Somalia
  • 3%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 28659
  • 40%American
  • 8%English
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%European
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 2%German
  • 2%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3342010 or later
  • 3462000 to 2009
  • 5531990 to 1999
  • 332Before 1990

Zip code 28659 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CERTAINTEED CORPORATION (1149 ABTCO ROAD in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00NXYD64FBEP05AFS8, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -4743, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: RECONSTITUTED WOOD PRODUCTS
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS WOOD PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.; ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS WOOD PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: THE MANAGER (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CERTAINTEED CONCRETE PRODUCTS
  • AMERICAN DREW PLANT 12 (110 WILKESBORO ROAD in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, -115DA4YG00V22W84DX0G0AJWCE, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -4351, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, EXCEPT UPHOLSTERED; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS WOOD PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.; NONUPHOLSTERED WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.; NONUPHOLSTERED WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: LA-Z-BOY INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMERICAN DREW PLANT 12130130, AMERICAN DREW PLANT NO. 12130130, LADD FURNITURE, INC-WILKS SITE
  • B & C CONCRETE PRODUCTS (228 NEW BRICKYARD ROAD in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M29W84AY3WR1MF0J, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -4495, AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CONCRETE WORK; CONCRETE PRODUCTS, EXCEPT BLOCK AND BRICK
  • ARNDT&HERMAN LUMBER MANU INACTIVE (HIGHWAY 18 NORTH in N WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL
  • BASSETT WALKER INCORPORATED (501-505 ELKIN ROAD HWY 268 in N WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: WOMEN'S, MISSES', CHILDREN'S, AND INFANTS' UNDERWEAR AND NIGHTWEAR
    Alternative names: BASSETT-WALKER INCORPORATED
  • BUSTER BROWN APPAREL INC INACTIVE (EAST MAIN STREET in N WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: WOMEN'S FULL-LENGTH AND KNEE-LENGTH HOSIERY, EXCEPT SOCKS
    Alternative names: BUSTER BROWN APPAREL INCORPORATED
  • CARL ROSE & SONS PAVING WILKESBORO PLANT (600 OLD BRICKYARD ROAD in N WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES AND BLOCKS
    Business NAICS classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURE AND BLOCK MANUFACTURING.; ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURE AND BLOCK MANUFACTURING.
  • CARL ROSE AND SONS - STATESVIL (115 VULCAN QUARRY RD SR2 in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3X02MR0X, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES AND BLOCKS
    Alternative names: CARL ROSE AND SONS READY MIX CONCRETE
  • CITY CLEANERS (158 SPARTA ROAD in N WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Alternative names: CITY CLEANERS **INACTIVE**
  • DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION - LOWES CORPORAT (401 ELKIN HIGHWAY in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC AND OTHER SERVICES COMBINED; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION - LOWES CORPORATION
  • C.C. WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (200 C.C. WRIGHT SCHOOL RD in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-312
    Organizations: WILKES COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CAROLINA MIRROR COMPANY LLC (201 ELKIN HIGHWAY in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: GLASS PRODUCTS, MADE OF PURCHASED GLASS
    Business NAICS classification: GLASS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING MADE OF PURCHASED GLASS.
    Organizations: SUN MIRROR PARTNERS LP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CAROLINA MIRROR CO.
  • AMERICAN DREW PLANT II (1101 D STREET in N WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, EXCEPT UPHOLSTERED
    Organizations: LADD FURNITURE INC. (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMERICAN DREW PLANT #11

Zip code 28659 marital status for males
Zip code 28659 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 72.9%Electricity
  • 10.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 2.2%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 20,167. Population change in the 1990s: +1,392 (+6.9%).

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

  • This state: 16,419
  • Northeast: 808
  • Midwest: 706
  • South: 1,951
  • West: 181

65% of the 28659 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

94% of the 28659 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 129
Here:

6.1%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

6.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 75
Here:

10.7%
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 ($)
  • 75,094Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 71,008Transportation occupations
  • 65,498Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 63,099Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 59,440Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 57,978Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • LOWE'S HOME CENTERS INC (HWY 268 E in NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
    $3,882 with Public Buildings Service for Office Furniture. Taking place in WY. Signed on 2003-08-15. Completion date: 2003-12-15.

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

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises: Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices (over 1000 employees: 2 establishments, 500-999 employees: 1 establishment, 100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (500-999: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 4, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (100-249: 1, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (20-49: 1, 10-19: 11, 5-9: 9, 1-4: 6)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 4, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 6, 1-4: 6)
  • Wholesale Trade: Lumber, Plywood, Millwork, and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 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:

  • 223 people in state prisons
  • 182 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 257 people in state prisons
  • 122 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • 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

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 91. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 125 took place in 2015, and the least - 15 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28659 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.0%), and Outside Fires (28.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28659
    • 71352.0%Structure Fires
    • 39728.9%Outside Fires
    • 15511.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1077.8%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28659, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28659 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19772.0 years
William14272.8 years
John13775.2 years
Mary10376.8 years
Robert9868.5 years
Ruth4777.6 years
Ruby4776.9 years
Charlie4675.7 years
Paul4570.8 years
Charles4568.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 28659 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13072.2 years
Brown10272.2 years
Church9976.1 years
Anderson8071.7 years
Adams7872.9 years
Miller7074.6 years
Wyatt6673.7 years
Shumate6172.1 years
Foster6072.9 years
Hayes5877.4 years
Businesses in zip code 28659
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sprint Nextel1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hyundai1UPS2
Kincaid1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
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