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28697 Zip Code (Wilkesboro, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Wilkesboro, NC (8.77%), Moravian Falls, NC (4.53%), Cricket, NC (0.21%), North Wilkesboro, NC (0.02%)
County: Wilkes County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 13,983
Zip code population in 2010: 12,930
Zip code population in 2000: 12,222

Houses and condos: 6,586
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,500
% of renters here:

26%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28697: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 63.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 220 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28697
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($1,168)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,309 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,005 (0.6%)

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Males: 6,495  (46.4%)
Females: 7,488  (53.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 28697:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28697:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

Zip code 28697 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28697 (2019)
    • 10,85283.9%White
    • 1,0087.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7255.6%Black
    • 1681.3%Two or more races
    • 1441.1%Asian
    • 180.1%American Indian
    • 80.06%Some other race
    • 70.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 5,276
Rural population: 8,706

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $183,996
28697:

$183,996
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in 28697 zip code as of January 21, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28697 is 476 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.0 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 28697, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $60,896 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$60,896
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $42,126 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
Here:

$42,126
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.5% for AGIs below $25k, 76.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 30.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,902 (reported on 38.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,902
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,841 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$9,841
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$40,537 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

+$40,537
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 33.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,046 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

+$13,046
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $20,547 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
28697:

$20,547
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $30,500 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
28697:

$30,500
North Carolina:

$21,078

Total itemized deductions: $25,072 (19% of AGI, reported on 30.9% of returns)
Here:

$25,072
State:

$23,438

Here:

18.6% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 10.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,469 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$6,469
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,375 (reported on 30.7% of returns)
28697:

$9,375
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,249 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,249
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 66.3%
Here:

66%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 61.1% for AGIs below $25k, 64.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 88.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28697, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $55,026 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$55,026
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $40,507 (reported on 82.8% of returns)
Here:

$40,507
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 99.4% for AGIs below $10k, 78.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 43.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,184 (reported on 49.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,184
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,019 (reported on 31.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,019
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$12,930 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

+$12,930
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,697 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,697
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.8% for AGIs below $10k, 5.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,511 (reported on 3.6% of returns)
28697:

$3,511
North Carolina:

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

Self-employed pension: $16,085 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,085
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $25,397 (22% of AGI, reported on 34.5% of returns)
Here:

$25,397
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.1% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.0% for AGIs below $10k, 8.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $7,249 (7% of AGI, reported on 31.1% of returns)
Here:

$7,249
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.6% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $9,737 (reported on 75.0% of returns)
28697:

$9,737
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,682 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,682
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.1%
Here:

73%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 67.8% for AGIs below $10k, 73.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$53,028
North Carolina:

$57,341
Wilkesboro, NC (28697) map Nearest zip codes: 28654, 28659, 28606, 28635, 28669, 28649.
Wilkesboro Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.6%
North Carolina:

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

5.9%
North Carolina:

47.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 759
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,021


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 142 (96 now married, 45 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,824 (1,404 now married, 1,412 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28697 with a mortgage: 2,244 (14 second mortgage, 349 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,069

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,173
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $364

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

15.0%
Whole state:

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

9.6%
Whole state:

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

6.4
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28697: Blood Creek Overlook (A), Congo (B), Oakwoods Country Club (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28697 include: Hillcrest Church (A), Adley Church (B), Antioch Baptist Church (C), Atonement Church (D), Mount Pleasant Church (E), Mount Sinai Church (F), Yadkin Valley Church (G), Zion Hill Church (H), Parks Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Mount Sinai Cemetery (2), Mountain Park Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: W Kerr Scott Reservoir (A), Holly Farms Lagoon (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cub Creek (A), Fish Dam Creek (B), Blood Creek (C), Whites Creek (D), Warrior Creek (E), Tucker Hole Creek (F), Smitheys Creek (G), Naked Creek (H), Moravian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 28697 include: Westwood Park (1), Smitheys Creek Public Use Area (2), Cub Creek Park (3), Bandits Roost Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1892014 or later
  • 1612010 to 2013
  • 6942000 to 2009
  • 1,2591990 to 1999
  • 8781980 to 1989
  • 1,4391970 to 1979
  • 9971960 to 1969
  • 4721950 to 1959
  • 2691940 to 1949
  • 1941939 or earlier

Zip code 28697 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 5912 bedrooms
  • 2,7103 bedrooms
  • 8864 bedrooms
  • 925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)
  • 33no bedroom
  • 3351 bedroom
  • 6622 bedrooms
  • 3763 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 515+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkesboro, NC (28697) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkesboro, NC (28697) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 148no vehicle
  • 7741 vehicle
  • 1,6772 vehicles
  • 1,0343 vehicles
  • 4484 vehicles
  • 2405+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkesboro, NC (28697) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkesboro, NC (28697) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 196no vehicle
  • 7521 vehicle
  • 4772 vehicles
  • 663 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28697 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28697 household income distribution in 2019
  • 305Less than $10,000
  • 334$10,000 to $14,999
  • 270$15,000 to $19,999
  • 329$20,000 to $24,999
  • 361$25,000 to $29,999
  • 294$30,000 to $34,999
  • 184$35,000 to $39,999
  • 361$40,000 to $44,999
  • 269$45,000 to $49,999
  • 386$50,000 to $59,999
  • 865$60,000 to $74,999
  • 499$75,000 to $99,999
  • 505$100,000 to $124,999
  • 256$125,000 to $149,999
  • 297$150,000 to $199,999
  • 215$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28697

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28697
  • 81Less than $10,000
  • 122$10,000 to $14,999
  • 27$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 18$25,000 to $29,999
  • 14$30,000 to $34,999
  • 47$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 75$50,000 to $59,999
  • 65$60,000 to $69,999
  • 164$70,000 to $79,999
  • 165$80,000 to $89,999
  • 27$90,000 to $99,999
  • 455$100,000 to $124,999
  • 346$125,000 to $149,999
  • 363$150,000 to $174,999
  • 437$175,000 to $199,999
  • 554$200,000 to $249,999
  • 450$250,000 to $299,999
  • 272$300,000 to $399,999
  • 130$400,000 to $499,999
  • 219$500,000 to $749,999
  • 25$750,000 to $999,999
  • 14$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 8$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28697

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28697
  • 9$100 to $149
  • 23$150 to $199
  • 174$200 to $249
  • 36$250 to $299
  • 69$300 to $349
  • 10$350 to $399
  • 214$400 to $449
  • 150$450 to $499
  • 135$500 to $549
  • 144$550 to $599
  • 43$600 to $649
  • 81$650 to $699
  • 22$700 to $749
  • 28$750 to $799
  • 23$800 to $899
  • 28$900 to $999
  • 76$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9$1,500 to $1,999
  • 67$2,000 to $2,499
  • 64No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $650.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $448,878.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $219,387
  • Black or African American householders: $121,159
  • Asian householders: $327,365
  • Some other race householders: $631,979
  • Two or more races householders: $171,537
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $160,161

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $183,996
28697:

$183,996
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,175 - $261,542

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $225,414
Here:

$225,414
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $953,648
Here:

$953,648
State:

$217,635

Mobile homes: $58,885
Here:

$58,885
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28697
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,496
  • One, attached: 69
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 69
  • 5 to 9: 247
  • 10 to 19: 111
  • 20 to 49: 102
  • 50 or more: 146
  • Mobile homes: 1,285
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Unemployment: 2.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28697

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28697
  • 80.5%5,150Drove a car alone
  • 14.1%904Carpooled
  • 0.1%9Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.4%24Walked
  • 4.5%289Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28697

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28697
  • 288Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,1365 to 9 minutes
  • 1,74110 to 14 minutes
  • 69115 to 19 minutes
  • 65320 to 24 minutes
  • 13525 to 29 minutes
  • 70330 to 34 minutes
  • 2535 to 39 minutes
  • 3240 to 44 minutes
  • 32745 to 59 minutes
  • 29860 to 89 minutes
  • 6290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 83.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,983
  • Male householders: 2,965 (643 living alone), Female householders: 2,831 (991 living alone)
  • 2,913 spouses (2,913 opposite-sex spouses), 411 unmarried partners, (411 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,621 children (3,432 natural, 98 adopted, 91 stepchildren), 355 grandchildren, 104 brothers or sisters, 141 parents, 15 foster children, 146 other relatives, 52 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 435 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,072 2-persons, 897 3-persons, 439 4-persons, 271 5-persons, 129 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,634 1-person, 285 2-persons, 9 3-persons

1,564 married couples with children.
853 single-parent households (54 men, 799 women).

94.1% of residents of 28697 zip code speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% very well, 31% well, 7% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% very well, 11% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% very well, 44% not well).

Foreign born population: 607 (4.3%)
(58.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.3%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 29%Honduras
  • 28%Costa Rica
  • 10%France
  • 6%Japan
  • 3%Malaysia
  • 2%Ireland
  • 2%Nicaragua
Most common first ancestries reported in 28697
  • 49%American
  • 11%English
  • 6%European
  • 4%Irish
  • 4%German
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Scottish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 282010 or later
  • 1482000 to 2009
  • 1391990 to 1999
  • 288Before 1990

Zip code 28697 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ANSELL PROTECTIVE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED (1000 SPRING STREET in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2001-9079, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2001-9079, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: KNITTING MILLS
    Business NAICS classification: OTHER KNIT FABRIC AND LACE MILLS.; OTHER KNIT FABRIC AND LACE MILLS.
  • CHURCH AND CHURCH LUMBER CO (798 NEW BROWNS FORD ROAD in WILKESBORO, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00PP3D64FBEP85KB98, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    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
    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: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL
    Alternative names: CHURCH AND CHR LUMBER CO BFR 1, CHURCH AND CHR LUMBER CO BFR 2, CHURCH AND CHURCH LUMBER CO-BF
  • BOBBY HAMBY CONCRETE COMPANY INCORPORATED (2108 NC HWY 16 NORTH in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR 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: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
  • ANSELL GOLDEN NEEDLES #4 INACTIVE (GOLDEN NEEDLES STREET in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILLS, COTTON
  • BOONE AGGREGATES COMPANY, INC. - CONCRET (606 OLD NC 268 in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
    Alternative names: BOONE AGGREGATES COMPANY, INCORPORATED - CONCRETE PLANT
  • BRYANT CHURCH HARDWOODS, INC. (BUCK ROAD in WILKESBORO, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -66AN2CF000YXNWA489NRR5M5P6, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL
  • CARL ROSE AND SONS READY-MIX CONCRETE, INCORPORATED (ON NC 115, 100 YD. SOUTH OF INTERSECTION WITH US 4 in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
  • APPALACHIAN LUMBER COMPANY, INC. (5879 WEST US HIGHWAY 421 NORTH in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: HARDWOOD DIMENSION AND FLOORING MILLS
    Business NAICS classification: SAWMILLS.
  • DML LINEBERRY (151 LINEBERRY ROAD in WILKESBORO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: HAND AND EDGE TOOLS, EXCEPT MACHINE TOOLS AND HANDSAWS
    Business NAICS classification: HAND AND EDGE TOOL MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: DML INDL. PRODS. LINEBERRY DIV., DML LINEBERRY **INACTIVE**
  • DML-LINEBERRY TRUCK HOUSE (INDUSTRIAL PARK RD in WILKESBORO, NC)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: VERMONT AMERICAN CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • BRYANT CHURCH HARDWOODS INC (683 BUCK RD in WILKESBORO, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL

Zip code 28697 marital status for males
Zip code 28697 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 77.4%Electricity
  • 9.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 11,889. Population change in the 1990s: +333 (+2.8%).

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

  • This state: 10,663
  • Northeast: 469
  • Midwest: 617
  • South: 1,392
  • West: 175

63% of the 28697 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

90% of the 28697 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 128
Here:

9.7%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

0.1%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

13.0%
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 ($)
  • 107,100Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 85,940Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 52,161Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 51,634Business and financial operations occupations
  • 49,552Management occupations
  • 41,080Health technologists and technicians

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • WILKES COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTM (201 CURTIS STREET in WILKESBORO, NC) : $315,025 in 11 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Guard Services, Other Professional Services, Other Social Services by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $38,250; 2001: $33,675; 2002: $36,153; 2003: $39,177; 2004: $82,278; 2005: $57,066; 2006: $28,426.

    Biggest contracts:
    $41,139 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Guard Services. Signed on 2004-04-01. Completion date: 2004-04-02.
    $41,139 with Army for Guard Services. Signed on 2004-04-01. Completion date: 2004-04-02.
    $39,177 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Other Professional Services. Signed on 2003-03-04. Completion date: 2003-04-01.
    $38,250 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Other Social Services. Signed on 2000-02-29. Completion date: 2000-09-30.
  • MIKE'S BIKES INC (7850 W US HIGHWAY 421 in WILKESBORO, NC; small business) : $16,678 in 2 contracts in 2004
    $8,339 with Army for Ground Effect Vehicles. Signed on 2004-09-10. Completion date: 2004-09-14.
    $8,339 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Ground Effect Vehicles. Signed on 2004-09-10. Completion date: 2004-09-14.
  • LOWE'S HOME CENTERS, INC (2003 W US HIGHWAY 421 in WILKESBORO, NC) : $500 in 2 contracts in 2004
    $250 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities. Signed on 2004-09-22. Completion date: 2004-10-15.
    $250 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities. Signed on 2004-09-22. Completion date: 2004-10-15.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 7 establishments, 10-19 employees: 4 establishments, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 3 establishments)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 5)

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:

  • 277 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 75 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 314 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 57 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 57. The highest number of fire incidents - 100 took place in 2015, and the least - 11 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28697 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (47.7%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28697
    • 40647.7%Structure Fires
    • 28032.9%Outside Fires
    • 8810.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 789.2%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28697, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28697 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12174.1 years
William9575.3 years
John8175.8 years
Mary7079.3 years
Robert5275.5 years
Charles4472.6 years
Ruby4478.7 years
Ruth3977.7 years
Thomas3572.7 years
Annie3380.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 28697 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson9878.9 years
Johnson7475.0 years
Church7176.2 years
Minton6374.0 years
Harris5376.0 years
Miller5079.8 years
Call4773.0 years
Brown4778.5 years
Eller4673.5 years
Foster4677.0 years
Businesses in zip code 28697
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's1Nissan1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx1Rue211
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Staples1
Hilton1Subway2
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid1UPS5
Kohl's1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets2
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