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28759 Zip Code (Mills River, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Mills River, NC (88.20%), Horse Shoe, NC (2.64%), Etowah, NC (0.41%), Fletcher, NC (0.02%)
Counties: Henderson County, NC (98.54%), Buncombe County, NC (1.46%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 7,537

Houses and condos: 3,388
Renter-occupied apartments: 604
% of renters here:

19%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28759: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 23.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 325 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% ($1,429)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,579 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,170 (0.5%)

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Males: 3,882  (51.5%)
Females: 3,654  (48.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 28759:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28759:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

Zip code 28759 compared to 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $279,643
28759:

$279,643
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 28759 zip code as of March 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28759 is 1,232 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:

47.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28759, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $60,654 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$60,654
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $47,860 (reported on 78.6% of returns)
Here:

$47,860
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.4% for AGIs below $25k, 70.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 38.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,183 (reported on 45.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,183
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,144 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$5,144
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,400 (reported on 18.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,400
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,758 (reported on 18.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,758
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,606 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
28759:

$15,606
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,864 (22% of AGI, reported on 38.4% of returns)
Here:

$23,864
State:

$23,438

Here:

22.1% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.9% for AGIs below $25k, 11.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,699 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,699
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,126 (reported on 38.4% of returns)
28759:

$8,126
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,021 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,021
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.2%
Here:

52%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 47.1% for AGIs below $25k, 48.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 75.0% for AGIs over 200k)
Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$69,521
North Carolina:

$57,341
Nearest zip codes: 28729, 28742, 28704, 28791, 28768, 28739.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

41.0%
North Carolina:

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

20.3%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 79.7% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 197
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,048


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 143 (123 now married, 21 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,390 (785 now married, 598 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28759 with a mortgage: 1,516 (16 second mortgage, 187 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,115

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,545
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $355

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

6.5%
Whole state:

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

3.1%
Whole state:

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

6.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4
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  • Churches in zip code 28759 include: Mount Gilead Church (A), Mills River Church (B), Forge Valley Church (C), Emmanuel Church (D), Boylston Creek Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Mills River Church (G), Mills River Chapel (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Jones Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Reservoirs: Forge Mountain Grist Mill Lake (A), Lyday Lake (B), Holloman Pond (C), Hollaman Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Goldmine Branch (A), Foster Creek (B), Davie Branch (C), Crawford Branch (D), North Fork Mills River (E), Brandy Branch (F), Boylston Creek (G), Betty Branch (H), Murray Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 2772014 or later
  • 932010 to 2013
  • 7602000 to 2009
  • 7591990 to 1999
  • 7661980 to 1989
  • 2511970 to 1979
  • 2851960 to 1969
  • 1131950 to 1959
  • 571940 to 1949
  • 781939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mills River, NC (28759)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mills River, NC (28759)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 4152 bedrooms
  • 1,4693 bedrooms
  • 5014 bedrooms
  • 545+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills River, NC (28759)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mills River, NC (28759)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 2332 bedrooms
  • 1283 bedrooms
  • 204 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mills River, NC (28759) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mills River, NC (28759) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 11no vehicle
  • 4821 vehicle
  • 1,0642 vehicles
  • 7633 vehicles
  • 1794 vehicles
  • 1405+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mills River, NC (28759) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mills River, NC (28759) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 117no vehicle
  • 2691 vehicle
  • 1632 vehicles
  • 403 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28759 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28759 household income distribution in 2019
  • 118Less than $10,000
  • 56$10,000 to $14,999
  • 116$15,000 to $19,999
  • 188$20,000 to $24,999
  • 136$25,000 to $29,999
  • 177$30,000 to $34,999
  • 67$35,000 to $39,999
  • 190$40,000 to $44,999
  • 67$45,000 to $49,999
  • 239$50,000 to $59,999
  • 436$60,000 to $74,999
  • 493$75,000 to $99,999
  • 329$100,000 to $124,999
  • 105$125,000 to $149,999
  • 304$150,000 to $199,999
  • 206$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28759

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28759
  • 76Less than $10,000
  • 52$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$50,000 to $59,999
  • 46$60,000 to $69,999
  • 48$80,000 to $89,999
  • 44$90,000 to $99,999
  • 92$100,000 to $124,999
  • 127$125,000 to $149,999
  • 109$150,000 to $174,999
  • 118$175,000 to $199,999
  • 454$200,000 to $249,999
  • 337$250,000 to $299,999
  • 488$300,000 to $399,999
  • 275$400,000 to $499,999
  • 219$500,000 to $749,999
  • 128$750,000 to $999,999
  • 26$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28759

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28759
  • 28$150 to $199
  • 5$200 to $249
  • 36$300 to $349
  • 15$450 to $499
  • 16$500 to $549
  • 59$550 to $599
  • 8$600 to $649
  • 57$650 to $699
  • 23$700 to $749
  • 29$750 to $799
  • 85$800 to $899
  • 46$900 to $999
  • 32$1,000 to $1,249
  • 10$1,250 to $1,499
  • 32$1,500 to $1,999
  • 58$2,000 to $2,499
  • 52No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $988.

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $279,643
28759:

$279,643
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,169 - $406,405

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $312,880
Here:

$312,880
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $93,329
Here:

$93,329
State:

$217,635

Mobile homes: $81,778
Here:

$81,778
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28759
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,564
  • One, attached: 170
  • Two: 15
  • 50 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 604

Unemployment: 1.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28759

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28759
  • 78.1%3,007Drove a car alone
  • 12.2%468Carpooled
  • 0.5%19Ferryboat
  • 0.2%7Bicycle
  • 1.6%63Walked
  • 7.5%289Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28759

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28759
  • 136Less than 5 minutes
  • 2765 to 9 minutes
  • 53910 to 14 minutes
  • 57215 to 19 minutes
  • 75220 to 24 minutes
  • 26425 to 29 minutes
  • 46930 to 34 minutes
  • 8335 to 39 minutes
  • 23440 to 44 minutes
  • 13145 to 59 minutes
  • 8060 to 89 minutes
  • 2490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 50.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,537
  • Male householders: 1,891 (433 living alone), Female householders: 1,339 (436 living alone)
  • 1,900 spouses (1,879 opposite-sex spouses), 77 unmarried partners, (67 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,775 children (1,575 natural, 56 adopted, 147 stepchildren), 110 grandchildren, 51 brothers or sisters, 77 parents, 9 foster children, 39 other relatives, 263 non-relatives

Size of family households: 1,232 2-persons, 341 3-persons, 413 4-persons, 128 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 868 1-person, 149 2-persons, 49 3-persons

1,170 married couples with children.
181 single-parent households (13 men, 168 women).

94.5% of residents of 28759 zip code speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% very well, 7% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% very well, 36% well, 5% not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% very well, 28% well).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (50% very well, 50% well).

Foreign born population: 460 (6.1%)
(47.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.1%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 20%Malaysia
  • 19%Poland
  • 12%Chile
  • 7%Dominica
  • 6%Serbia
  • 3%Sweden
  • 3%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Most common first ancestries reported in 28759
  • 25%American
  • 12%English
  • 5%Scotch-Irish
  • 5%Irish
  • 5%German
  • 2%European
  • 2%Hungarian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 612010 or later
  • 1562000 to 2009
  • 431990 to 1999
  • 234Before 1990
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 68.8%Electricity
  • 13.9%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used

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

  • This state: 3,872
  • Northeast: 756
  • Midwest: 631
  • South: 1,397
  • West: 362

89% of the 28759 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 124
Here:

19.9%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 51
Here:

11.2%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

25.7%
North Carolina:

19.1%
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 ($)
  • 91,373Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 73,397Management occupations
  • 70,419Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 69,472Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 57,541Business and financial operations occupations
  • 55,683Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

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

  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Siding Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (1-4: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Veterinary Services (1-4: 1)

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 33. The highest number of fire incidents - 67 took place in 2007, and the least - 16 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28759 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.7%), and Outside Fires (33.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28759
    • 23153.7%Structure Fires
    • 14533.7%Outside Fires
    • 388.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 163.7%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28759, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28759 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert487.2 years
George383.6 years
Carl283.0 years
Juanita285.0 years
Annie287.0 years
James277.0 years
John281.5 years
Kathleen279.5 years
Mary279.5 years
Ronald256.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 28759 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allison262.5 years
Drasser284.9 years
Evans285.0 years
King274.5 years
Messer275.5 years
Morris280.5 years

Businesses in zip code 28759

  • Penske: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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