28697 Zip Code 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 2013: 12,899
Zip code population in 2010: 12,930
Zip code population in 2000: 12,222

Houses and condos: 5,965
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,493
% of renters here:

28%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28697: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 63.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 203 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.7% ($1,026)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,114 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $897 (0.7%)

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Males: 6,155  (47.7%)
Females: 6,744  (52.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 28697:

For population 15 years and over in 28697:

Zip code 28697 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 28697

  • Zip code 28697 races chart
    • 10,852White population
    • 725Black population
    • 18American Indian population
    • 144Asian population
    • 7Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 8Some other race population
    • 168Two or more races population
    • 1,008Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,867
Rural population: 8,031

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $156,500
28697:

$156,500
North Carolina:

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

42.9 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 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)

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 2013:
This zip code:

$39,945
North Carolina:

$45,906
Wilkesboro, NC (28697) map Nearest zip codes: 28654, 28659, 28606, 28635, 28669, 28649.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.8%
North Carolina:

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

4.2%
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: 898
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,421


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 114 (12 now married, 102 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,571 (1,589 now married, 982 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28697 with a mortgage: 1,964 (56 second mortgage, 408 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,862

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,134
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S337

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

23.7%
Whole state:

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

17.8%
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:

4.2
State:

4.5
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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

  • 252010 or later
  • 7982000 to 2009
  • 8391990 to 1999
  • 1,0051980 to 1989
  • 1,3901970 to 1979
  • 9961960 to 1969
  • 5471950 to 1959
  • 1881940 to 1949
  • 1771939 or earlier

Zip code 28697 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 351 bedroom
  • 8642 bedrooms
  • 2,1683 bedrooms
  • 6224 bedrooms
  • 1375+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wilkesboro, NC (28697)

  • 9no bedroom
  • 2631 bedroom
  • 7712 bedrooms
  • 3723 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkesboro, NC (28697) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 140no vehicle
  • 8011 vehicle
  • 1,6742 vehicles
  • 8153 vehicles
  • 2714 vehicles
  • 1255+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wilkesboro, NC (28697) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 315no vehicle
  • 7361 vehicle
  • 3982 vehicles
  • 393 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $562.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $104,196.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $156,500
28697:

$156,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,300 - $238,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 14.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 86.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,483

Size of family households: 1,943 2-persons, 631 3-persons, 581 4-persons, 371 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,525 1-person, 167 2-persons, 29 3-persons

1,823 married couples with children.
768 single-parent households (286 men, 482 women).

91.1% of residents of 28697 zip code speak English at home.
8.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% very well, 11% well, 35% not well, 11% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 806 (6.2%)
(20.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.2%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 71%Mexico
  • 14%Guatemala
  • 5%Philippines
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 2%Ghana
  • 2%Colombia
  • 1%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 28697 (%)

  • 36%American
  • 19%Other groups
  • 10%English
  • 5%German
  • 4%Irish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1522000 to 2009
  • 5121990 to 1999
  • 285Before 1990

Zip code 28697 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28697:

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 69%Electricity
  • 16%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3%Utility gas
  • 3%Wood
  • 1%No fuel used

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

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


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.

94% of the 28697 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% 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): 91
Here:

6.3%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 57
Here:

13.1%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

19.6%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 63,958Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 53,000Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 52,000Legal occupations
  • 50,417Business and financial operations occupations
  • 49,808Management occupations
  • 45,417Life, physical, and social science 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:

  • 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 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
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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