28754 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Mars Hill, NC (2.29%)
Counties: Madison County, NC (96.78%), Yancey County, NC (3.22%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 7,962
Zip code population in 2010: 7,679
Zip code population in 2000: 7,367

Houses and condos: 4,133
Renter-occupied apartments: 708
% of renters here:

24%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28754: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 86.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 92 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28754
Zip code 28754 (Mars Hill, North Carolina) real estate house value trends

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

0.6% ($1,036)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,063 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,007 (0.7%)

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Males: 3,878  (48.7%)
Females: 4,084  (51.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 28754:

For population 15 years and over in 28754:

Zip code 28754 compared to 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.
  • Races in zip code 28754

  • Zip code 28754 races chart
    • 7,127White population
    • 199Black population
    • 14American Indian population
    • 32Asian population
    • 4Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 13Some other race population
    • 112Two or more races population
    • 178Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $168,500
28754:

$168,500
North Carolina:

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

40.7 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 28754, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,224 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,224
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $36,398 (reported on 77.5% of returns)
Here:

$36,398
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.4% for AGIs below $25k, 73.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 44.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $891 (reported on 38.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$891
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,119 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,119
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,054 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

+$4,054
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,557 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,557
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,597 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
28754:

$11,597
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,059 (27% of AGI, reported on 28.1% of returns)
Here:

$20,059
State:

$23,438

Here:

26.8% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.3% for AGIs below $25k, 10.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,182 (reported on 22.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,182
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,920 (reported on 28.1% of returns)
28754:

$5,920
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,172 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,172
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 58.3%
Here:

58%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 56.0% for AGIs below $25k, 56.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 66.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28754, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,028 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,028
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $32,147 (reported on 79.9% of returns)
Here:

$32,147
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 113.3% for AGIs below $10k, 70.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,216 (reported on 43.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,216
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,489 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,489
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,487 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

+$7,487
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,558 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,558
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs below $10k, 9.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,299 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
28754:

$3,299
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,381 (26% of AGI, reported on 28.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,381
State:

$19,464

Here:

26.0% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $10k, 8.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,215 (6% of AGI, reported on 24.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,215
State:

$4,035

Here:

6.0% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,275 (reported on 74.9% of returns)
28754:

$4,275
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,722 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,722
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.0%
Here:

64%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 56.5% for AGIs below $10k, 68.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 65.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$38,148
North Carolina:

$45,906
Mars Hill, NC (28754) map Nearest zip codes: 28787, 37657, 28709, 28753, 28701, 28714.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.9%
North Carolina:

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

5.5%
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: 323
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,575


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 83 (42 now married, 41 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,656 (733 now married, 923 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28754 with a mortgage: 1,039 (36 second mortgage, 236 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,151

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,218
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S315

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

15.2%
Whole state:

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

7.8%
Whole state:

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

5.7
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 28754: Ebb Chapel (A), Ivy (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28754 include: Middle Fork Church (A), Little Ivy Church (B), Little Creek Church (C), Laurel Bend Church (D), East Fork Church (E), Bright Hope Church (F), Gabriel Creek Church (G), Upper Laurel Church (H), Pleasant Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Marshbanks Cemetery (1), Maney Cemetery (2), Gardner Cemetery (3), Edwards Cemetery (4), Mc Elroy Cemetery (5), Briggs Cemetery (6), Carter Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: Mars Hill Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ingle Branch (A), Holcombe Branch (B), Parker Branch (C), Flea Branch (D), Gabriel Creek (E), Paint Fork (F), Hampton Creek (G), Smith Branch (H), Holland Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 6122000 to 2009
  • 8111990 to 1999
  • 7471980 to 1989
  • 9841970 to 1979
  • 2611960 to 1969
  • 2801950 to 1959
  • 751940 to 1949
  • 3631939 or earlier

Zip code 28754 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mars Hill, NC (28754)

  • 8no bedroom
  • 851 bedroom
  • 4172 bedrooms
  • 1,2583 bedrooms
  • 2864 bedrooms
  • 1365+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mars Hill, NC (28754)

  • 10no bedroom
  • 841 bedroom
  • 2632 bedrooms
  • 2663 bedrooms
  • 544 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Mars Hill, NC (28754) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 88no vehicle
  • 5921 vehicle
  • 8172 vehicles
  • 4273 vehicles
  • 2214 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Mars Hill, NC (28754) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 92no vehicle
  • 2921 vehicle
  • 2772 vehicles
  • 473 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $624.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $168,500
28754:

$168,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,700 - $267,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $224,874
Here:

$224,874
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,836
Here:

$193,836
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $141,524
Here:

$141,524
State:

$165,738

Mobile homes: $73,434
Here:

$73,434
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 46.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,078

Size of family households: 1,075 2-persons, 408 3-persons, 402 4-persons, 118 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 771 1-person, 89 2-persons

1,007 married couples with children.
319 single-parent households (96 men, 223 women).

97.6% of residents of 28754 zip code speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% very well, 3% well, 35% not well, 2% not at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 122 (1.5%)
(47.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.5%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 43%Mexico
  • 21%England
  • 11%Germany
  • 11%Canada
  • 8%Chile
  • 4%Ukraine
  • 2%Serbia

Most common first ancestries reported in 28754 (%)

  • 16%American
  • 13%Other groups
  • 9%German
  • 9%English
  • 8%Scotch-Irish
  • 5%Irish
  • 3%European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 242010 or later
  • 242000 to 2009
  • 211990 to 1999
  • 136Before 1990

Zip code 28754 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28754:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28754

Zip code 28754 marital status for males
Zip code 28754 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 32%Electricity
  • 29%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17%Wood
  • 4%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 5,949. Population change in the 1990s: +1,418 (+23.8%).

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


54% of the 28754 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

90% of the 28754 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% 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): 51
Here:

8.4%
North Carolina:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 670
Here:

66.2%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 78,214Legal occupations
  • 74,688Management occupations
  • 63,958Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 59,211Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 55,093Material moving occupations
  • 48,036Law enforcement workers including supervisors

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:

  • 694 people in college/university student housing
  • 93 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 630 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 92 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Most common first names in zip code 28754 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5074.5 years
John4975.8 years
James4372.5 years
Mary3479.6 years
Robert2978.0 years
Ralph1974.0 years
Charles1975.0 years
George1780.5 years
Roy1479.9 years
Paul1468.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 28754 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Metcalf5278.5 years
Robinson4878.9 years
Rice4676.6 years
Ray4280.1 years
English4175.7 years
Buckner4079.1 years
Chandler3575.6 years
Edwards3477.4 years
Anderson3381.7 years
Ponder3380.7 years
Businesses in zip code 28754
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
Comfort Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
RadioShack1Waffle House1

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