28741 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Highlands, NC (7.05%)
Counties: Macon County, NC (88.28%), Jackson County, NC (11.72%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,833
Zip code population in 2010: 3,197
Zip code population in 2000: 3,444

Houses and condos: 5,708
Renter-occupied apartments: 367
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28741: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 86.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.4% ($1,706)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,767 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,622 (0.5%)

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Males: 1,799  (46.9%)
Females: 2,034  (53.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 28741:

For population 15 years and over in 28741:

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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 28741

  • Zip code 28741 races chart
    • 2,979White population
    • 19Black population
    • 6American Indian population
    • 9Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 2Some other race population
    • 33Two or more races population
    • 149Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $404,500
28741:

$404,500
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 28741 zip code as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28741 to the number of sex offenders is 2,068 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

58.4 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

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)

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 2013:
This zip code:

$50,459
North Carolina:

$45,906
Highlands, NC (28741) map Nearest zip codes: 28775, 28717, 30537, 28736, 29686, 29664.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

23.2%
North Carolina:

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

5.6%
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: 82
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,808


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 492 (257 now married, 235 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28741 with a mortgage: 732 (16 second mortgage, 93 home equity loan, 23 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 791

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,000
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S471

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

11.2%
Whole state:

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

6.2%
Whole state:

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

6.2
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5
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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

  • 02010 or later
  • 1,1032000 to 2009
  • 1,3291990 to 1999
  • 9081980 to 1989
  • 1,0451970 to 1979
  • 5501960 to 1969
  • 3111950 to 1959
  • 2191940 to 1949
  • 2431939 or earlier

Zip code 28741 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Highlands, NC (28741)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1561 bedroom
  • 2672 bedrooms
  • 7083 bedrooms
  • 3574 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highlands, NC (28741)

  • 10no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 1972 bedrooms
  • 1043 bedrooms
  • 84 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Highlands, NC (28741) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 16no vehicle
  • 3901 vehicle
  • 7412 vehicles
  • 3083 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Highlands, NC (28741) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 46no vehicle
  • 1441 vehicle
  • 1232 vehicles
  • 493 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $915.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $367,568.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $404,500
28741:

$404,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $185,000 - $818,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $263,064
Here:

$263,064
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,598
Here:

$199,598
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $143,763
Here:

$143,763
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,034
Here:

$217,034
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $181,671
Here:

$181,671
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $73,500
Here:

$73,500
State:

$64,697

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,850
Here:

$69,850
State:

$131,724

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 2.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,733

Size of family households: 818 2-persons, 188 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 40 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 625 1-person, 85 2-persons, 48 3-persons

369 married couples with children.
176 single-parent households (4 men, 172 women).

96.2% of residents of 28741 zip code speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 15% well, 12% not well, 9% not at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% very well, 18% well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% very well, 26% well, 32% not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 138 (3.6%)
(43.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.6%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 22%Laos
  • 18%Germany
  • 15%Mexico
  • 14%Canada
  • 9%Japan
  • 9%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 6%Ukraine

Most common first ancestries reported in 28741 (%)

  • 30%American
  • 13%English
  • 9%Other groups
  • 9%German
  • 6%Scotch-Irish
  • 4%Irish
  • 4%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 112010 or later
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 311990 to 1999
  • 93Before 1990

Zip code 28741 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28741:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28741

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 47%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33%Electricity
  • 11%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas

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

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


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.

91% of the 28741 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% 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): 23
Here:

8.5%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 126
Here:

63.6%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 118,409Legal occupations
  • 65,000Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 46,250Community and social service occupations
  • 44,375Personal care and service occupations
  • 43,333Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 42,315Management 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:

  • 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 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

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 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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