28694 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: West Jefferson, NC (3.13%), Jefferson, NC (0.00%)
Counties: Ashe County, NC (99.83%), Wilkes County, NC (0.17%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 7,733
Zip code population in 2010: 7,744
Zip code population in 2000: 6,752

Houses and condos: 4,907
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,041
% of renters here:

29%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28694: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 66.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 117 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.5% ($819)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $839 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $776 (0.5%)

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Males: 3,639  (47.1%)
Females: 4,094  (52.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 28694:

For population 15 years and over in 28694:

Zip code 28694 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28694

  • Zip code 28694 races chart
    • 7,124White population
    • 51Black population
    • 17American Indian population
    • 33Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 65Two or more races population
    • 453Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $158,600
28694:

$158,600
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 28694 zip code as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28694 to the number of sex offenders is 1,001 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.8 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28694, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,074 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,074
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $33,884 (reported on 76.1% of returns)
Here:

$33,884
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.5% for AGIs below $25k, 74.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,605 (reported on 39.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,605
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,972 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,972
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$12,744 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

+$12,744
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 27.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,989 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

+$8,989
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,944 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
28694:

$13,944
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,936 (26% of AGI, reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$20,936
State:

$23,438

Here:

25.5% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 8.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,534 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,534
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,050 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
28694:

$6,050
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,036 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,036
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28694, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,695 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,695
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $29,677 (reported on 79.7% of returns)
Here:

$29,677
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 102.4% for AGIs below $10k, 75.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 37.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,174 (reported on 48.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,174
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,723 (reported on 20.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,723
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$26,169 (reported on 17.8% of returns)
Here:

+$26,169
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,597 (reported on 22.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,597
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.5% for AGIs below $10k, 9.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,638 (reported on 3.2% of returns)
28694:

$3,638
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Self-employed pension: $6,467 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
Here:

$6,467
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $16,843 (22% of AGI, reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$16,843
State:

$19,464

Here:

21.9% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $10k, 8.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,951 (5% of AGI, reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,951
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.0% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,762 (reported on 74.0% of returns)
28694:

$4,762
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,673 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,673
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.6%
Here:

74%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 68.1% for AGIs below $10k, 74.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 75.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$35,476
North Carolina:

$45,906
West Jefferson, NC (28694) map Nearest zip codes: 28640, 28629, 28626, 28693, 28617, 28684.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.4%
North Carolina:

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

8.5%
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: 591
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,978


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 68 (23 now married, 45 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,571 (854 now married, 717 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28694 with a mortgage: 1,465 (57 second mortgage, 161 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,063

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $992
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S305

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

22.7%
Whole state:

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

12.4%
Whole state:

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

5.9
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28694: Tree Top (A), Elk Shoals Camp (B), Mountain Aire Golf Club (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28694 include: Bald Mountain Church (A), Beaver Creek Church (B), Bethany Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Blue Ridge Church (E), Midway Church (F), Buffalo Church (G), Mount Jefferson Church (H), Mount Paddy Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Ashe (A), Ashe Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cole Branch (A), Claybank Creek (B), Beaver Creek (C), Obids Creek (D), Little Buffalo Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 3642000 to 2009
  • 1,1171990 to 1999
  • 1,0221980 to 1989
  • 1,0011970 to 1979
  • 5381960 to 1969
  • 4901950 to 1959
  • 1971940 to 1949
  • 1781939 or earlier

Zip code 28694 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Jefferson, NC (28694)

  • 13no bedroom
  • 381 bedroom
  • 4212 bedrooms
  • 1,5903 bedrooms
  • 3324 bedrooms
  • 1345+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Jefferson, NC (28694)

  • 6no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 4532 bedrooms
  • 4163 bedrooms
  • 524 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in West Jefferson, NC (28694) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 68no vehicle
  • 7161 vehicle
  • 1,1202 vehicles
  • 4543 vehicles
  • 1364 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in West Jefferson, NC (28694) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 197no vehicle
  • 4761 vehicle
  • 3002 vehicles
  • 683 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $667.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $127,718.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $158,600
28694:

$158,600
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,200 - $233,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $201,692
Here:

$201,692
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $148,308
Here:

$148,308
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $332,687
Here:

$332,687
State:

$165,738

Mobile homes: $130,971
Here:

$130,971
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 71.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,710

Size of family households: 1,327 2-persons, 373 3-persons, 524 4-persons, 63 5-persons, 34 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,040 1-person, 185 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 16 4-persons

971 married couples with children.
472 single-parent households (34 men, 438 women).

95.0% of residents of 28694 zip code speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% very well, 29% well, 36% not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 349 (4.5%)
(17.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.5%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 64%Mexico
  • 10%Canada
  • 5%Africa, n.e.c.
  • 5%Philippines
  • 5%Germany
  • 4%Japan
  • 3%England

Most common first ancestries reported in 28694 (%)

  • 36%American
  • 13%Other groups
  • 9%English
  • 6%German
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 742000 to 2009
  • 2061990 to 1999
  • 90Before 1990

Zip code 28694 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 28694 marital status for males
Zip code 28694 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 41%Electricity
  • 38%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 6,348. Population change in the 1990s: +404 (+6.4%).

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


64% of the 28694 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

95% of the 28694 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% 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, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% 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): 15
Here:

1.9%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 29
Here:

10.2%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 45,750Education, training, and library occupations
  • 44,453Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,958Management occupations
  • 43,523Business and financial operations occupations
  • 41,346Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 38,646Material moving 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:

  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 28694 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8073.9 years
William6375.8 years
John4178.9 years
Robert3973.0 years
Mary3676.5 years
Walter3074.4 years
Charles2773.0 years
Thomas2571.0 years
Ruth2376.5 years
Joseph2275.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 28694 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller9674.2 years
Blevins4176.8 years
Lewis3774.9 years
Parsons3477.4 years
Phillips3079.1 years
Mcneill2977.7 years
Houck2977.8 years
Harless2778.8 years
Johnson2771.8 years
Taylor2773.5 years
Businesses in zip code 28694
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Lowe's1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
Goodwill3U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

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