28681 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Bethlehem, NC (2.63%), Taylorsville, NC (1.40%)
County: Alexander County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 25,727
Zip code population in 2010: 25,910
Zip code population in 2000: 24,165

Houses and condos: 11,293
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,259
% of renters here:

23%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28681: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 167.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 154 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.6% ($763)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $768 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $755 (0.7%)

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Males: 12,956  (50.4%)
Females: 12,771  (49.6%)

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For population 15 years and over in 28681:

Zip code 28681 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28681

  • Zip code 28681 races chart
    • 22,680White population
    • 1,612Black population
    • 65American Indian population
    • 287Asian population
    • 8Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 13Some other race population
    • 270Two or more races population
    • 975Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,708
Rural population: 21,018

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $122,100
28681:

$122,100
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 59 registered sex offenders living in 28681 zip code as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28681 to the number of sex offenders is 414 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.1 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28681, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,732 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,732
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $37,303 (reported on 85.8% of returns)
Here:

$37,303
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.8% for AGIs below $25k, 81.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 42.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,117 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,117
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,993 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,993
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,504 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,504
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,016 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

+$9,016
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,585 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
28681:

$11,585
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,784 (22% of AGI, reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

$19,784
State:

$23,438

Here:

22.4% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 8.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,250 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,250
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,677 (reported on 25.9% of returns)
28681:

$6,677
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,254 (reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,254
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28681, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,749 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,749
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $33,591 (reported on 88.5% of returns)
Here:

$33,591
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 121.2% for AGIs below $10k, 82.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 86.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,401 (reported on 39.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,401
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,952 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,952
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,514 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$5,514
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,955 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,955
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,286 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
28681:

$3,286
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $7,030 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$7,030
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $16,070 (23% of AGI, reported on 29.4% of returns)
Here:

$16,070
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.7% for AGIs below $10k, 7.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,135 (6% of AGI, reported on 25.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,135
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.6% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,993 (reported on 73.8% of returns)
28681:

$4,993
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,724 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,724
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.3%
Here:

71%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 63.2% for AGIs below $10k, 72.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$39,819
North Carolina:

$45,906
Bethlehem, NC (28681) map Nearest zip codes: 28654, 28636, 28606, 28601, 28613, 28678.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.0%
North Carolina:

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

4.3%
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: 1,344
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 8,360


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 258 (195 now married, 63 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,325 (2,836 now married, 2,489 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28681 with a mortgage: 4,133 (190 second mortgage, 714 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,312

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $980
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S281

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

17.9%
Whole state:

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

11.9%
Whole state:

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

5.8
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 28681: Grace and Truth Bible Camp (A), Paynes Store (B), Kilby (C), Chapman Jersey Farm (D), Reese Dairy Farm (E), Deal Orchards (F), Greengo Orchards (G), Mountain Creek Farm (H), Roberson Orchard (I), Saint Clair Orchard (J), Sugar Loaf Orchards (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28681 include: Isaac Creek Church (A), Lebanon Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Three Forks Church (D), Liberty Church (E), Little River Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Macedonia Church (H), Beulah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Bentley Cemetery (1), Lebanon Cemetery (2), Mount Carmel Cemetery (3), Jolly Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Lake Hickory (A), Upper Rogers Lake (B), Lower Rogers Lake (C), Noname (D), Fox Lake (E), North State Lake (F), Moretz Lake (G), Rink Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Duck Creek (A), Davis Creek (B), Benfield Creek (C), Beaver Branch (D), White Creek (E), Stirewalt Creek (F), Spring Creek (G), Rock Creek (H), Punchbowl Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 472010 or later
  • 1,5112000 to 2009
  • 2,4291990 to 1999
  • 1,9751980 to 1989
  • 1,8341970 to 1979
  • 1,4261960 to 1969
  • 1,0181950 to 1959
  • 4331940 to 1949
  • 6201939 or earlier

Zip code 28681 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bethlehem, NC (28681)

  • 66no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 1,7072 bedrooms
  • 4,5223 bedrooms
  • 7784 bedrooms
  • 2475+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethlehem, NC (28681)

  • 52no bedroom
  • 1711 bedroom
  • 1,1612 bedrooms
  • 7423 bedrooms
  • 634 bedrooms
  • 705+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Bethlehem, NC (28681) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 273no vehicle
  • 1,2701 vehicle
  • 2,9952 vehicles
  • 1,8993 vehicles
  • 6864 vehicles
  • 3225+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Bethlehem, NC (28681) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 238no vehicle
  • 9361 vehicle
  • 7092 vehicles
  • 3553 vehicles
  • 74 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $577.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $110,188.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,100
28681:

$122,100
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,400 - $182,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $238,094
Here:

$238,094
State:

$219,576

Mobile homes: $37,778
Here:

$37,778
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 52.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,920

Size of family households: 3,206 2-persons, 1,603 3-persons, 1,067 4-persons, 614 5-persons, 196 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,575 1-person, 323 2-persons, 29 3-persons

3,741 married couples with children.
1,368 single-parent households (262 men, 1,106 women).

95.6% of residents of 28681 zip code speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% very well, 29% well, 13% not well, 1% not at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% very well, 10% well, 9% not well, 12% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% very well, 36% well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 675 (2.6%)
(26.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.6%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 49%Mexico
  • 10%Other Northern Europe
  • 5%Cuba
  • 4%Ghana
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Romania
  • 3%India

Most common first ancestries reported in 28681 (%)

  • 18%Other groups
  • 17%American
  • 13%German
  • 7%Irish
  • 7%English
  • 2%Scottish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 602010 or later
  • 1072000 to 2009
  • 3411990 to 1999
  • 247Before 1990

Zip code 28681 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 28681 marital status for males
Zip code 28681 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 75%Electricity
  • 10%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 19,679. Population change in the 1990s: +4,486 (+22.8%).

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


64% of the 28681 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

92% of the 28681 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 312
Here:

13.2%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 153
Here:

14.1%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 57,115Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 50,592Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 45,156Transportation occupations
  • 43,990Business and financial operations occupations
  • 42,898Management occupations
  • 39,044Legal occupations

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:

  • 966 people in state prisons
  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED96$126,308138$140,417816$158,45332$68,33350$140,80989$63,744
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$136,8638$409,40356$143,6865$28,7362$172,3456$58,007
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$115,57227$88,274262$134,45019$38,00811$109,07343$70,017
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$99,49911$125,888141$161,9339$130,5188$175,3559$63,382
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$156,6744$137,07834$135,3428$158,1590$06$78,825
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED30$179,30623$195,865
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$286,1354$189,785
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$119,1755$161,544
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$76,0002$130,195
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 28681 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13769.7 years
William11771.7 years
Mary11477.7 years
John9873.2 years
Robert7472.3 years
Thomas4773.5 years
George4474.7 years
Charlie4275.8 years
Ruth3876.7 years
David3864.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 28681 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fox11174.3 years
Bowman10775.4 years
Pennell10275.6 years
Teague9676.5 years
Watts7878.3 years
Deal7575.4 years
Barnes7376.7 years
Jolly7275.3 years
Childers6680.1 years
Johnson6177.2 years
Businesses in zip code 28681
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Pizza Hut1YMCA1

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