28740 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Counties: Mitchell County, NC (68.61%), Yancey County, NC (31.39%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 1,803
Zip code population in 2010: 1,364
Zip code population in 2000: 2,386

Houses and condos: 892
Renter-occupied apartments: 153
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28740: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 55.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.6% ($634)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $700 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $553 (0.5%)

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Males: 910  (50.5%)
Females: 893  (49.5%)

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For population 15 years and over in 28740:

Zip code 28740 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28740

  • Zip code 28740 races chart
    • 1,329White population
    • 1Black population
    • 1American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 7Two or more races population
    • 26Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $101,100
28740:

$101,100
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 28740 zip code as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28740 to the number of sex offenders is 136 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.8 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28740, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,428 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,428
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $34,303 (reported on 78.8% of returns)
Here:

$34,303
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.6% for AGIs below $25k, 79.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $700 (reported on 36.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$700
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,543 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,543
State:

$6,213

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$678 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

+$678
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,171 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,171
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,550 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
28740:

$8,550
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,192 (29% of AGI, reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$18,192
State:

$23,438

Here:

28.7% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $4,127 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,127
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $4,431 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
28740:

$4,431
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,043 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,043
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28740, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,909 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,909
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $27,397 (reported on 81.3% of returns)
Here:

$27,397
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 63.6% for AGIs below $10k, 67.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 97.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $866 (reported on 42.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$866
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,469 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,469
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,118 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,118
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,938 (reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,938
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.0% for AGIs below $10k, 11.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,053 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
28740:

$3,053
North Carolina:

$2,967

Total itemized deductions: $14,674 (28% of AGI, reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$14,674
State:

$19,464

Here:

27.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,495 (6% of AGI, reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,495
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.2% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,847 (reported on 74.6% of returns)
28740:

$2,847
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,700 (reported on 23.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,700
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 74.6%
Here:

75%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 68.8% for AGIs below $10k, 78.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$31,699
North Carolina:

$45,906
28740 map Nearest zip codes: 37692, 28705, 37650, 37687, 28714, 37682.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

62.9%
North Carolina:

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

7.0%
North Carolina:

5.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 150
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 489


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 13 (13 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 453 (218 now married, 235 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28740 with a mortgage: 192
Houses without a mortgage: 294

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $973
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S239

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

26.1%
Whole state:

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

22.6%
Whole state:

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

6.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.5
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Year house built

  • 292010 or later
  • 902000 to 2009
  • 1941990 to 1999
  • 1051980 to 1989
  • 1111970 to 1979
  • 821960 to 1969
  • 421950 to 1959
  • 911940 to 1949
  • 1481939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28740

  • 16no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1242 bedrooms
  • 2593 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28740

  • 0no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 582 bedrooms
  • 873 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in 28740 in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 26no vehicle
  • 911 vehicle
  • 1512 vehicles
  • 743 vehicles
  • 1354 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in 28740 in renter-occupied apartments

  • 36no vehicle
  • 751 vehicle
  • 82 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $394.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $101,100
28740:

$101,100
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,900 - $155,500

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 73.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,803

Size of family households: 181 2-persons, 159 3-persons, 103 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 131 1-person, 16 2-persons

217 married couples with children.
70 single-parent households (70 women).

98.0% of residents of 28740 zip code speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% very well, 28% well, 39% not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 20 (1.1%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.1%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 50%Russia
  • 30%Korea
  • 20%Philippines

Most common first ancestries reported in 28740 (%)

  • 23%American
  • 15%Other groups
  • 10%Irish
  • 10%German
  • 7%English
  • 4%Swedish
  • 4%European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 41990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 28740 topographic map

Public primary/middle school in zip code 28740 not listed on the city page:

  • TIPTON HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 108; Location: 4256 NC 197, GREEN MOUNTAIN, NC; Grades: KG - 08)

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 28740 marital status for males
Zip code 28740 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 49%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27%Electricity
  • 18%Wood
  • 5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 1,471. Population change in the 1990s: +915 (+62.2%).

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


71% of the 28740 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

93% of the 28740 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

17.1%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

23.3%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 45,769Management occupations
  • 31,771Production occupations
  • 31,726Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 24,844Education, training, and library occupations
  • 17,100Sales and related occupations
  • 9,758Healthcare support occupations

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)

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 28740 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1478.6 years
John1478.6 years
Charles1175.4 years
Mary1186.7 years
William1072.1 years
Robert1073.6 years
George777.6 years
Frank774.9 years
Cora682.2 years
Fred674.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 28740 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson6575.7 years
Hughes3579.4 years
Bennett2673.8 years
Tipton2578.3 years
Whitson2380.4 years
Robinson2373.3 years
Miller1774.8 years
Adkins1579.5 years
Thomas1569.6 years
Deyton1482.7 years

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