28659 Zip Code 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 2013: 20,539
Zip code population in 2010: 21,134
Zip code population in 2000: 21,559

Houses and condos: 9,620
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,637
% of renters here:

32%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28659: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 102.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 201 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28659
Zip code 28659 (North Wilkesboro, North Carolina) real estate house value trends

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

0.7% ($743)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $828 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $659 (0.6%)

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Males: 10,281  (50.1%)
Females: 10,258  (49.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 28659:

For population 15 years and over in 28659:

Zip code 28659 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28659

  • Zip code 28659 races chart
    • 17,786White population
    • 1,222Black population
    • 40American Indian population
    • 69Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 47Some other race population
    • 248Two or more races population
    • 1,719Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 9,577
Rural population: 10,961

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $105,200
28659:

$105,200
North Carolina:

$154,300
Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.3 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 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 2013:
This zip code:

$30,191
North Carolina:

$45,906
North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) map Nearest zip codes: 28697, 28635, 28649, 28669, 28654, 28685.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.6%
North Carolina:

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

6.9%
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: 1,755
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,391


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 242 (163 now married, 79 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,312 (2,324 now married, 1,988 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28659 with a mortgage: 2,871 (118 second mortgage, 478 home equity loan, 47 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,638

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $955
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S289

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

26.3%
Whole state:

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

14.4%
Whole state:

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

5.7
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 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

  • 02010 or later
  • 5362000 to 2009
  • 1,2771990 to 1999
  • 1,7401980 to 1989
  • 2,0131970 to 1979
  • 1,7281960 to 1969
  • 1,1881950 to 1959
  • 6471940 to 1949
  • 4911939 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)

  • 7no bedroom
  • 791 bedroom
  • 1,2122 bedrooms
  • 3,2703 bedrooms
  • 7244 bedrooms
  • 2175+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659)

  • 120no bedroom
  • 3891 bedroom
  • 1,2682 bedrooms
  • 7813 bedrooms
  • 434 bedrooms
  • 365+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 405no vehicle
  • 1,1991 vehicle
  • 2,1492 vehicles
  • 1,2313 vehicles
  • 3844 vehicles
  • 1415+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in North Wilkesboro, NC (28659) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 573no vehicle
  • 1,2591 vehicle
  • 6522 vehicles
  • 1073 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $565.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,200
28659:

$105,200
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,600 - $160,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 14.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 84.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,068

Size of family households: 2,514 2-persons, 1,445 3-persons, 757 4-persons, 420 5-persons, 167 6-persons, 127 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,389 1-person, 327 2-persons

2,991 married couples with children.
1,170 single-parent households (323 men, 847 women).

92.7% of residents of 28659 zip code speak English at home.
6.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% very well, 21% well, 25% not well, 5% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% very well, 60% well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 1,121 (5.5%)
(15.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

5.5%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 51%Mexico
  • 18%Guatemala
  • 9%El Salvador
  • 4%Honduras
  • 3%Korea
  • 2%Spain
  • 2%Germany

Most common first ancestries reported in 28659 (%)

  • 38%American
  • 21%Other groups
  • 8%English
  • 5%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 2%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 482010 or later
  • 6282000 to 2009
  • 2661990 to 1999
  • 301Before 1990

Zip code 28659 topographic map

Private primary/middle schools not listed on the city page:

  • MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTER (Students: 56; Location: 601 BOSTON AVE, N WILKESBORO, NC; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MCKINLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 97 SPARTA RD, N WILKESBORO, NC; Grades: 2 - 9)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 67%Electricity
  • 16%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas
  • 1%No fuel used

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

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


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.

92% of the 28659 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 87
Here:

4.3%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 92
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 71,136Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 45,673Business and financial operations occupations
  • 40,729Management occupations
  • 36,196Transportation occupations
  • 35,959Education, training, and library occupations
  • 31,000Law 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:

  • 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 2011:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
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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