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28694 Zip Code (West Jefferson, NC) 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 2019: 7,803
Zip code population in 2010: 7,744
Zip code population in 2000: 6,752

Houses and condos: 4,911
Renter-occupied apartments: 910
% of renters here:

26%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28694: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 66.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 118 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28694
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($949)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $992 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $919 (0.6%)

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Males: 3,734  (47.9%)
Females: 4,068  (52.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 28694:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28694:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

Zip code 28694 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28694 (2019)
    • 7,12492.0%White
    • 4535.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 650.8%Two or more races
    • 510.7%Black
    • 330.4%Asian
    • 170.2%American Indian
    • 10.01%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $161,771
28694:

$161,771
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in 28694 zip code as of December 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28694 is 934 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:

50.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 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)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 59.7%
Here:

60%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 55.0% for AGIs below $25k, 61.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)

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 2019:
This zip code:

$43,008
North Carolina:

$57,341
West Jefferson, NC (28694) map Nearest zip codes: 28640, 28629, 28626, 28693, 28617, 28684.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.9%
North Carolina:

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

2.7%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 285
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,234


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 112 (21 now married, 89 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,374 (708 now married, 661 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28694 with a mortgage: 1,215 (22 second mortgage, 97 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,401

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,054
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $319

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

12.3%
Whole state:

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

7.7%
Whole state:

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

5.9
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4
  • 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
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 242014 or later
  • 732010 to 2013
  • 8312000 to 2009
  • 8771990 to 1999
  • 5591980 to 1989
  • 8781970 to 1979
  • 9161960 to 1969
  • 2921950 to 1959
  • 1581940 to 1949
  • 2101939 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)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Jefferson, NC (28694)
  • 15no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 5362 bedrooms
  • 1,5383 bedrooms
  • 4294 bedrooms
  • 565+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Jefferson, NC (28694)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Jefferson, NC (28694)
  • 32no bedroom
  • 1341 bedroom
  • 3472 bedrooms
  • 2263 bedrooms
  • 1424 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in West Jefferson, NC (28694) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in West Jefferson, NC (28694) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 116no vehicle
  • 4621 vehicle
  • 1,2072 vehicles
  • 5993 vehicles
  • 2034 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in West Jefferson, NC (28694) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in West Jefferson, NC (28694) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 195no vehicle
  • 3001 vehicle
  • 2892 vehicles
  • 1113 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28694 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28694 household income distribution in 2019
  • 217Less than $10,000
  • 273$10,000 to $14,999
  • 136$15,000 to $19,999
  • 309$20,000 to $24,999
  • 104$25,000 to $29,999
  • 362$30,000 to $34,999
  • 223$35,000 to $39,999
  • 190$40,000 to $44,999
  • 89$45,000 to $49,999
  • 268$50,000 to $59,999
  • 339$60,000 to $74,999
  • 356$75,000 to $99,999
  • 162$100,000 to $124,999
  • 282$125,000 to $149,999
  • 51$150,000 to $199,999
  • 77$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28694

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28694
  • 124Less than $10,000
  • 24$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 33$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25$35,000 to $39,999
  • 33$40,000 to $49,999
  • 71$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21$60,000 to $69,999
  • 89$70,000 to $79,999
  • 35$80,000 to $89,999
  • 32$90,000 to $99,999
  • 382$100,000 to $124,999
  • 278$125,000 to $149,999
  • 141$150,000 to $174,999
  • 215$175,000 to $199,999
  • 337$200,000 to $249,999
  • 169$250,000 to $299,999
  • 198$300,000 to $399,999
  • 141$400,000 to $499,999
  • 59$500,000 to $749,999
  • 35$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28694

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28694
  • 43$100 to $149
  • 29$150 to $199
  • 13$200 to $249
  • 11$250 to $299
  • 2$300 to $349
  • 74$350 to $399
  • 51$400 to $449
  • 128$450 to $499
  • 27$500 to $549
  • 19$550 to $599
  • 33$600 to $649
  • 4$650 to $699
  • 57$700 to $749
  • 51$750 to $799
  • 85$800 to $899
  • 16$900 to $999
  • 20$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3$1,250 to $1,499
  • 177No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $699.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $227,802.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $167,587
  • Black or African American householders: $99,970
  • Asian householders: $145,411
  • Two or more races householders: $204,485
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $197,942

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $161,771
28694:

$161,771
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,381 - $250,333

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $241,352
Here:

$241,352
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $133,862
Here:

$133,862
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $264,121
Here:

$264,121
State:

$185,455

Mobile homes: $116,037
Here:

$116,037
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28694
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,395
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 98
  • 3 or 4: 120
  • 5 to 9: 90
  • 10 to 19: 61
  • 20 to 49: 45
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 1,018
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Unemployment: 3.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28694

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28694
  • 77.8%2,865Drove a car alone
  • 13.8%507Carpooled
  • 0.2%8Walked
  • 3.3%121Other means
  • 4.9%181Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28694

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28694
  • 100Less than 5 minutes
  • 3595 to 9 minutes
  • 87710 to 14 minutes
  • 57515 to 19 minutes
  • 29920 to 24 minutes
  • 10125 to 29 minutes
  • 50430 to 34 minutes
  • 7735 to 39 minutes
  • 13740 to 44 minutes
  • 25345 to 59 minutes
  • 18260 to 89 minutes
  • 2790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 71.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,803
  • Male householders: 1,740 (495 living alone), Female householders: 1,770 (609 living alone)
  • 1,845 spouses (1,810 opposite-sex spouses), 225 unmarried partners, (191 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,756 children (1,607 natural, 34 adopted, 116 stepchildren), 145 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 0 foster children, 41 other relatives, 145 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 76 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,369 2-persons, 461 3-persons, 223 4-persons, 182 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,104 1-person, 120 2-persons, 20 3-persons

853 married couples with children.
243 single-parent households (45 men, 198 women).

95.0% of residents of 28694 zip code speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% very well, 2% well, 5% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (20% very well, 35% well, 45% not well).

Foreign born population: 298 (3.8%)
(43.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.8%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 49%Honduras
  • 13%Thailand
  • 11%Sweden
  • 6%Haiti
  • 6%Romania
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 3%Venezuela
Most common first ancestries reported in 28694
  • 50%American
  • 9%German
  • 5%Scotch-Irish
  • 5%English
  • 3%Scottish
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%British
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 122010 or later
  • 1492000 to 2009
  • 351990 to 1999
  • 109Before 1990

Zip code 28694 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CATAWISSA LUMBER & SPECILATY (301 LOCUST STREET in WEST JEFFERSON, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00NP0W64FBENRAXT18, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -3706, 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
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: HARDWOOD DIMENSION AND FLOORING MILLS; WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, EXCEPT UPHOLSTERED
    Business NAICS classification: NONUPHOLSTERED WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.; NONUPHOLSTERED WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: CATAWISSA LUMBER & SPECIALTY COMPANY INCORPORATED
  • ASHE COUNTY MOTORS. INCORPORATED (BOX 66 - HIGHWAY 221 in WEST JEFFERSON, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: TURNMIRE HOWARD (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CARDINAL QUARRIES, LLC - SMETHPORT QUAR (1200 CLAYBANK RD in W JEFFERSON, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    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: CRUSHED AND BROKEN GRANITE; CRUSHED AND BROKEN STONE
    Business NAICS classification: OTHER CRUSHED AND BROKEN STONE MINING AND QUARRYING.
    Alternative names: CARDINAL QUARIES LLC SMITHPORT, CARDINAL QUARRIES, LLC - SMETHPORT QUARR, CARDINAL STONE COMPANY
  • BUFFALO MEADOWS WWTP (BUFFALO MEADOWS SUBDIVISION in WEST JEFFERSON, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: BUFFALO MEADOWS-DDK, ENV., VEOLIA WTR N AMERICA OPERATING
  • DR PEPPER BOTTLING CO (159 N. 3RD AVE. in W JEFFERSON, NC)
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 46.2%Electricity
  • 31.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Solar energy
  • 0.8%Other fuel

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

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

  • This state: 5,700
  • Northeast: 501
  • Midwest: 307
  • South: 753
  • West: 202

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, 96% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in West Jefferson, NC (28694)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

1.2%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

19.3%
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 ($)
  • 78,568Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 57,634Community and social service occupations
  • 54,767Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 42,593Business and financial operations occupations
  • 42,339Management occupations
  • 40,018Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES INC (467 CALLOWAY GAP RD in WEST JEFFERSON, NC; small business) : $21,318,035 in 108 contracts from 2001 to 2006
    Contracts for Fuels, Solid, Fuel Oils by Defense Logistics Agency, Federal Supply Service
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $2,211,138; 2002: $987,000; 2003: $0; 2004: $3,856,154; 2005: $7,984,022; 2006: $6,279,721.

    Biggest contracts:
    $4,800,400 with Defense Logistics Agency for Fuels, Solid. Taking place in WV. Signed on 2006-04-28. Completion date: 2007-05-31.
    $4,753,600, same as above. Signed on 2005-03-04. Completion date: 2006-04-30.
    $3,144,800, same as above. Signed on 2004-02-23. Completion date: 2005-04-30.
    $1,375,138 with Defense Logistics Agency for Fuels, Solid. Signed on 2001-07-11. Completion date: 2002-04-30.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 5 establishments, 10-19 employees: 3 establishments, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (100-249: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 1)
  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (50-99: 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:

  • 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 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: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 25. The highest number of fires - 47 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28694 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.4%), and Outside Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28694
    • 16841.4%Structure Fires
    • 12530.8%Outside Fires
    • 6215.3%Other
    • 5112.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28694, North Carolina

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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