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Counties: Mitchell County, NC (68.61%), Yancey County, NC (31.39%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 858
Zip code population in 2010: 1,364
Zip code population in 2000: 2,386

Houses and condos: 737
Renter-occupied apartments: 55
% of renters here:

13%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28740: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 55.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.5% ($877)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $813 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $896 (0.6%)

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Males: 413  (48.2%)
Females: 444  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 28740:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28740:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

Zip code 28740 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28740 (2019)
    • 1,32997.4%White
    • 261.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 70.5%Two or more races
    • 10.07%Black
    • 10.07%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $168,405
28740:

$168,405
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 28740 zip code as of November 27, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28740 is 282 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

57.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 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)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.5%
Here:

64%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 61.1% for AGIs below $25k, 65.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

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 2019:
This zip code:

$36,571
North Carolina:

$57,341
28740 map Nearest zip codes: 37692, 28705, 37650, 37687, 28714, 37682.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

31.8%
North Carolina:

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

1.5%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 44
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 377


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 15 (15 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 91 (30 now married, 61 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28740 with a mortgage: 99 (8 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 272

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $789
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $321

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

10.5%
Whole state:

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

4.2%
Whole state:

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

5.5
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28740: Poplar Hunt Camp (A), Indian Grave Trailhead (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28740 include: Freewill Church (A), Christian Church (B), Union Hill Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hughes Creek (A), Hollow Poplar Creek (B), Pate Creek (C), Flat Branch (D), Cooper Branch (E), Bird Creek (F), North Toe River (G), Brummett Creek (H), Bowling Green Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 172014 or later
  • 122010 to 2013
  • 362000 to 2009
  • 1391990 to 1999
  • 1171980 to 1989
  • 1431970 to 1979
  • 561960 to 1969
  • 601950 to 1959
  • 71940 to 1949
  • 1461939 or earlier

Zip code 28740 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28740
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28740
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 1202 bedrooms
  • 2133 bedrooms
  • 254 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28740
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28740
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 452 bedrooms
  • 103 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 28740 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28740 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 22no vehicle
  • 921 vehicle
  • 1462 vehicles
  • 753 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 28740 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28740 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 101 vehicle
  • 452 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28740 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28740 household income distribution in 2019
  • 37Less than $10,000
  • 18$10,000 to $14,999
  • 52$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 13$25,000 to $29,999
  • 59$30,000 to $34,999
  • 47$40,000 to $44,999
  • 5$45,000 to $49,999
  • 40$50,000 to $59,999
  • 53$60,000 to $74,999
  • 37$75,000 to $99,999
  • 9$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28740

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28740
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 14$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$60,000 to $69,999
  • 26$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 31$150,000 to $174,999
  • 23$175,000 to $199,999
  • 38$200,000 to $249,999
  • 22$250,000 to $299,999
  • 21$300,000 to $399,999
  • 57$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28740

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28740
  • 9$350 to $399
  • 40$500 to $549

Median gross rent in 2019: $641.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $183,039
  • Two or more races householders: $123,827

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $168,405
28740:

$168,405
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,466 - $265,385
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28740
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 507
  • One, attached: 9
  • Mobile homes: 214

Unemployment: 2.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28740

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28740
  • 87.7%281Drove a car alone
  • 11.5%37Carpooled
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28740

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28740
  • 4320 to 24 minutes
  • 7025 to 29 minutes
  • 8930 to 34 minutes
  • 1240 to 44 minutes
  • 4545 to 59 minutes
  • 1760 to 89 minutes
  • 3890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 55.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 858
  • Male householders: 231 (62 living alone), Female householders: 191 (83 living alone)
  • 180 spouses (180 opposite-sex spouses), 7 unmarried partners, (0 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 201 children (200 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 43 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives

Size of family households: 206 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 7 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 145 1-person, 6 2-persons

33 married couples with children.
33 single-parent households (33 women).

94.3% of residents of 28740 zip code speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (13% very well, 87% not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 49 (5.8%)
(88.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

5.8%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 83%Honduras
  • 11%Taiwan
Most common first ancestries reported in 28740
  • 37%American
  • 10%Scotch-Irish
  • 6%Irish
  • 4%German
  • 3%English
  • 1%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 272010 or later
  • 392000 to 2009
  • 141990 to 1999
  • 2Before 1990

Zip code 28740 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • APPLIED INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS CORP (NC HWY 197 NORTH in GREEN MOUNTAIN, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: APPLIED INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS CORP. (CONTACT/OWNER)

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 38.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 26.0%Wood
  • 10.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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

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

  • This state: 561
  • Northeast: 35
  • Midwest: 34
  • South: 142

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.

97% of the 28740 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 77% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in 28740

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
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 ($)
  • 51,541Production occupations
  • 40,569Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 21,924Material moving occupations
  • 16,699Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 11,484Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

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

  • Information: Periodical Publishers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Mining: Clay and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: New Multifamily Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services (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

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

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

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fire incidents - 14 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28740 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.5%), and Outside Fires (34.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28740
    • 5443.5%Structure Fires
    • 4334.7%Outside Fires
    • 2016.1%Other
    • 75.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28740, North Carolina

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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