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28741 Zip Code (Highlands, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Highlands, NC (7.05%)
Counties: Macon County, NC (88.28%), Jackson County, NC (11.72%)
Estimated zip code population in 2021: 3,942
Zip code population in 2010: 3,197
Zip code population in 2000: 3,444

Houses and condos: 6,011
Renter-occupied apartments: 662
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 28741: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 86.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2021:
This zip code:

0.3% ($1,907)
North Carolina:

0.7% ($1,668)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,897 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,985 (0.4%)

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Males: 2,046  (51.9%)
Females: 1,896  (48.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 28741:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28741:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

Zip code 28741 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 28741 (2021)
    • 3,74695.1%White
    • 922.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 561.4%Black
    • 300.8%Some other race
    • 80.2%Asian
    • 90.2%Two or more races
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2021: $566,937
28741:

$566,937
North Carolina:

$236,900



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 28741 zip code as of September 24, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28741 is 788 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:

62.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.7 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 28741, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $120,480 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$120,480
State:

$70,020

Salary/wage: $63,029 (reported on 64.4% of returns)
Here:

$63,029
State:

$58,387
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1370.3% for AGIs below $25k, 3609.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7155.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9498.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13658.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 87470.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $4,296 (reported on 44.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$4,296
North Carolina:

$1,479
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 52.9% for AGIs below $25k, 65.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 264.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 476.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 783.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4677.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $22,860 (reported on 36.2% of returns)
Here:

$22,860
State:

$7,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 128.8% for AGIs below $25k, 232.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 407.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3641.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 24367.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$50,539 (reported on 37.8% of returns)
Here:

+$50,539
State:

+$23,652
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 166.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 343.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 745.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4514.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75237.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$25,985 (reported on 24.5% of returns)
Here:

+$25,985
State:

+$11,710
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 319.7% for AGIs below $25k, 428.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 876.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1521.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3177.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11747.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $39,448 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
28741:

$39,448
North Carolina:

$20,247
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.8% for AGIs below $25k, 107.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 776.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1808.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3496.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15842.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $45,694 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$45,694
State:

$34,549
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 160.6% for AGIs below $25k, 195.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 980.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1445.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3936.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 20507.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $19,123 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$19,123
State:

$13,360
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 37.4% for AGIs below $25k, 233.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1075.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10755.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,442 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
28741:

$8,442
State:

$7,586
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.9% for AGIs below $25k, 41.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 122.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 256.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 761.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3927.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,894 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,894
State:

$2,337
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.9% for AGIs below $25k, 41.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 90.4%
Here:

90%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 89.5% for AGIs below $25k, 90.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 95.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 90.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 92.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28741, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $75,439 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$75,439
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $43,875 (reported on 65.2% of returns)
Here:

$43,875
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.2% for AGIs below $25k, 63.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 44.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 34.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 25.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,492 (reported on 48.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,492
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $16,298 (reported on 36.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,298
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$28,165 (reported on 34.2% of returns)
Here:

+$28,165
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 25.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,916 (reported on 27.8% of returns)
Here:

+$13,916
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.6% for AGIs below $25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $33,347 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
28741:

$33,347
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $32,441 (24% of AGI, reported on 43.0% of returns)
Here:

$32,441
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.0% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.0% for AGIs below $25k, 21.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 21.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 20.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,854 (reported on 37.3% of returns)
Here:

$7,854
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $10,454 (reported on 43.0% of returns)
28741:

$10,454
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,841 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,841
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 66.5%
Here:

66%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 58.5% for AGIs below $25k, 61.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 90.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28741, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $65,588 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$65,588
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $38,389 (reported on 65.7% of returns)
Here:

$38,389
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 427.5% for AGIs below $10k, 60.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 40.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 27.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,701 (reported on 56.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,701
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 38.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $9,728 (reported on 40.2% of returns)
Here:

$9,728
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.1% for AGIs below $10k, 7.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$35,729 (reported on 36.6% of returns)
Here:

+$35,729
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, -0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 30.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$20,738 (reported on 28.3% of returns)
Here:

+$20,738
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.7% for AGIs below $10k, 15.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $4,220 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
28741:

$4,220
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $19,360 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,360
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $29,803 (25% of AGI, reported on 44.3% of returns)
Here:

$29,803
State:

$19,464

Here:

25.2% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 263.2% for AGIs below $10k, 23.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 19.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 22.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 24.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $8,315 (7% of AGI, reported on 39.6% of returns)
Here:

$8,315
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.6% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $12,208 (reported on 77.6% of returns)
28741:

$12,208
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 34.4% for AGIs below $10k, 5.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,489 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,489
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 70.2%
Here:

70%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 63.4% for AGIs below $10k, 66.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2021:
This zip code:

$62,537
North Carolina:

$61,972
Highlands, NC (28741) map Nearest zip codes: 28775, 28717, 30537, 28736, 29686, 29664.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

17.7%
North Carolina:

45.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.9%
North Carolina:

47.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 23
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,177


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: 374 (126 now married, 248 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28741 with a mortgage: 790 (77 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 58 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,521
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $490

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2021:
This zip code:

10.3%
Whole state:

13.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2021:
This zip code:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28741: Gold Mine (A), Cliffside Lake Recreation Site (B), Blue Valley Campground (C), Vanhook Glade Campground (D), Ammons Branch Campground (E), Highlands Country Club (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28741 include: Clear Creek Church (A), Buck Creek Church (B), Whiteside Church (C), Shortoff Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Horse Cove Cemetery (1), Highlands Cemetery (2), Norton Cemetery (3), Wilson Cemetery (4), Whiteside Cove Cemetery (5), Mount Moriah Cemetery (6), Miller Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Wilson Lakes (A), Club Lake (B), Baumrucker Lake (C), Holly Berry Mountain Lake (D), Highlands Lake (E), Cliffside Lake (F), Cold Springs Saddle Club Lake (G), Wildwood Mountain Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Houston Branch (A), Holly Branch (B), Green Creek (C), Gold Mine Branch (D), Edwards Creek (E), East Fork Overflow Creek (F), Stephens Creek (G), Norton Branch (H), Crow Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 28741 include: Blue Valley Experimental Forest (1), Vanhook Wayside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02020 or later
  • 1182010 to 2019
  • 1,0282000 to 2009
  • 9801990 to 1999
  • 1,2391980 to 1989
  • 9781970 to 1979
  • 4621960 to 1969
  • 4841950 to 1959
  • 3451940 to 1949
  • 2221939 or earlier

Zip code 28741 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Highlands, NC (28741)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Highlands, NC (28741)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 431 bedroom
  • 4082 bedrooms
  • 7723 bedrooms
  • 3074 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highlands, NC (28741)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highlands, NC (28741)
  • 72no bedroom
  • 921 bedroom
  • 3042 bedrooms
  • 663 bedrooms
  • 1084 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Highlands, NC (28741) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Highlands, NC (28741) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 54no vehicle
  • 4311 vehicle
  • 8002 vehicles
  • 1183 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 1125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Highlands, NC (28741) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Highlands, NC (28741) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 53no vehicle
  • 4511 vehicle
  • 1002 vehicles
  • 583 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28741 household income distribution in 2021

  • Zip code 28741 household income distribution in 2021
  • 210Less than $10,000
  • 64$10,000 to $14,999
  • 100$15,000 to $19,999
  • 116$20,000 to $24,999
  • 68$25,000 to $29,999
  • 80$30,000 to $34,999
  • 82$35,000 to $39,999
  • 27$40,000 to $44,999
  • 126$45,000 to $49,999
  • 153$50,000 to $59,999
  • 245$60,000 to $74,999
  • 222$75,000 to $99,999
  • 206$100,000 to $124,999
  • 104$125,000 to $149,999
  • 211$150,000 to $199,999
  • 211$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2021 in zip code 28741

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2021 in zip code 28741
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6$80,000 to $89,999
  • 5$90,000 to $99,999
  • 17$100,000 to $124,999
  • 16$150,000 to $174,999
  • 93$175,000 to $199,999
  • 92$200,000 to $249,999
  • 113$250,000 to $299,999
  • 217$300,000 to $399,999
  • 228$400,000 to $499,999
  • 521$500,000 to $749,999
  • 183$750,000 to $999,999
  • 111$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 85$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 54$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in zip code 28741

  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in zip code 28741
  • 22$250 to $299
  • 47$300 to $349
  • 15$400 to $449
  • 8$450 to $499
  • 8$500 to $549
  • 61$550 to $599
  • 113$600 to $649
  • 27$650 to $699
  • 25$700 to $749
  • 10$750 to $799
  • 10$800 to $899
  • 7$900 to $999
  • 81$1,000 to $1,249
  • 29$1,500 to $1,999
  • 22$2,000 to $2,499
  • 149No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2021: $771.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $1,460,046.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2021 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $587,257
  • Some other race householders: $578,769
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $1,982,734

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $566,937
28741:

$566,937
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $338,079 - $824,790

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $871,471
Here:

$871,471
State:

$316,354

Townhouses or other attached units: $3,192,079
Here:

$3,192,079
State:

$269,203

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $322,421
Here:

$322,421
State:

$189,814

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $629,627
Here:

$629,627
State:

$258,822
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28741
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,054
  • One, attached: 84
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 379
  • 5 to 9: 157
  • 10 to 19: 34
  • 20 to 49: 51
  • Mobile homes: 222
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Unemployment: 1.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28741

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28741
  • 70.6%1,059Drove a car alone
  • 3.0%45Carpooled
  • 0.3%4Motorcycle
  • 0.3%5Bicycle
  • 7.0%105Walked
  • 0.3%4Other means
  • 20.9%314Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28741

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28741
  • 103Less than 5 minutes
  • 3105 to 9 minutes
  • 25310 to 14 minutes
  • 16615 to 19 minutes
  • 12220 to 24 minutes
  • 6325 to 29 minutes
  • 9830 to 34 minutes
  • 1740 to 44 minutes
  • 4145 to 59 minutes
  • 3190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 89.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,942
  • Male householders: 1,204 (530 living alone), Female householders: 1,015 (445 living alone)
  • 1,064 spouses (1,053 opposite-sex spouses), 142 unmarried partners, (122 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 344 children (315 natural, 3 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 28 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 0 foster children, 23 other relatives, 76 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 84 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 837 2-persons, 155 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 36 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 973 1-person, 110 2-persons, 65 3-persons

201 married couples with children.
29 single-parent households (29 women).

98.2% of residents of 28741 zip code speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% very well, 25% not well, 4% not at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% very well, 14% well, 27% not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 199 (5.0%)
(71.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

5.0%
Whole state:

8.2%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 24%Sweden
  • 21%Honduras
  • 9%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 5%Chile
  • 4%Norway
  • 4%Barbados
  • 3%Romania
Most common first ancestries reported in 28741
  • 36%American
  • 15%English
  • 11%Irish
  • 9%German
  • 7%Scotch-Irish
  • 3%Scottish
  • 2%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 312010 or later
  • 612000 to 2009
  • 301990 to 1999
  • 225Before 1990

Zip code 28741 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CLIFFSIDE LAKE REC AREA (14014 HIGHLANDS ROAD in HIGHLANDS, NC)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-1999-0415, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - DRINKING WATER PROGRAM,
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: CLIFFSIDE LAKE RECREATION AREA WATER SYS
  • BARNES LONNIE- RESIDENCE (NCSR 1535 in HIGHLANDS, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS

Zip code 28741 marital status for males
Zip code 28741 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 45.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 39.7%Electricity
  • 9.8%Wood
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 2,685. Population change in the 1990s: +759 (+28.3%).

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

  • This state: 1,043
  • Northeast: 485
  • Midwest: 375
  • South: 1,578
  • West: 99

60% of the 28741 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

81% of the 28741 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Highlands, NC (28741)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

10.5%
North Carolina:

14.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

11.9%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

26.9%
North Carolina:

17.5%
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Class of Workers in 2021
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 93,429Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 77,712Business and financial operations occupations
  • 60,128Management occupations
  • 54,157Healthcare support occupations
  • 47,518Construction and extraction occupations
  • 47,481Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • ATLANTIC SOUTH POWER GENERATIO (434 CAROLINA WAY, SUITE 2 in HIGHLANDS, NC; small business) : $71,316 in 2 contracts in 2000
    $44,144 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Electric Wire, and Power and Distribution Equipment. Taking place in GA. Signed on 2000-05-30. Completion date: 2000-06-30.
    $27,172 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components. Taking place in GA. Signed on 2000-09-28. Completion date: 2000-06-30.

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

  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (20-49 employees: 3 establishments, 10-19 employees: 3 establishments, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 11 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 3, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 6)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Golf Courses and Country Clubs (20-49: 5, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (100-249: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (20-49: 1, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 1, 5-9: 5, 1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (20-49: 1, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (10-19: 1, 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:

  • 74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 73 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • 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

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 14. The highest number of fire incidents - 36 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28741 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (54.2%), and Other (25.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28741
    • 11554.2%Structure Fires
    • 5425.5%Other
    • 3617.0%Outside Fires
    • 73.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28741, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28741 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3876.5 years
William3576.5 years
James3275.6 years
Mary2483.5 years
Charles1874.9 years
Elizabeth1683.6 years
Robert1573.0 years
George1477.6 years
Margaret1381.6 years
Richard1278.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 28741 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Talley2281.2 years
Mccall2074.3 years
Edwards1582.9 years
Keener1481.7 years
Wilson1476.8 years
Baty1378.9 years
Chastain1267.8 years
Potts1276.3 years
Henry1282.1 years
Dendy1181.2 years
Businesses in zip code 28741
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid1UPS1
Nike1
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