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28779 Zip Code (Sylva, NC) Detailed Profile



Cities: Sylva, NC (2.97%), Webster, NC (0.93%), Dillsboro, NC (0.33%), Cullowhee, NC (0.07%)
County: Jackson County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2015: 17,071
Zip code population in 2010: 16,111
Zip code population in 2000: 13,622

Houses and condos: 9,071
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,865
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 28779: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 107.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 159 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28779
Zip code 28779 (Sylva, North Carolina) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2015:
This zip code:

0.4% ($724)
North Carolina:

0.9% ($1,365)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $796 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $659 (0.4%)

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Males: 8,383  (49.1%)
Females: 8,688  (50.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 28779:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28779:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Zip code 28779 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28779

  • Zip code 28779 races chart
    • 14,740White population
    • 155Black population
    • 277American Indian population
    • 146Asian population
    • 4Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 8Some other race population
    • 228Two or more races population
    • 553Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 3,817
Rural population: 13,253

Estimated median house/condo value in 2015: $168,000
28779:

$168,000
North Carolina:

$160,100



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in 28779 zip code as of February 24, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28779 to the number of sex offenders is 3 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

40.6 years
North Carolina median age:

38.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28779, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,733 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,733
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $36,014 (reported on 82.1% of returns)
Here:

$36,014
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.6% for AGIs below $25k, 77.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 49.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $954 (reported on 39.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$954
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,616 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,616
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,336 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$7,336
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,567 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,567
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,013 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
28779:

$12,013
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,560 (24% of AGI, reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$20,560
State:

$23,438

Here:

23.8% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,058 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,058
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,924 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
28779:

$5,924
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,099 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,099
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.5%
Here:

55%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 51.1% for AGIs below $25k, 52.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 87.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28779, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,262 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,262
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $32,656 (reported on 83.4% of returns)
Here:

$32,656
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 99.0% for AGIs below $10k, 73.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 59.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,081 (reported on 47.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,081
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,873 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,873
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,971 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,971
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,645 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

+$10,645
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.3% for AGIs below $10k, 5.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,932 (reported on 3.1% of returns)
28779:

$2,932
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,750 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
Here:

$13,750
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $17,420 (23% of AGI, reported on 24.0% of returns)
Here:

$17,420
State:

$19,464

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $10k, 6.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,625 (4% of AGI, reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,625
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.4% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,925 (reported on 76.3% of returns)
28779:

$4,925
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,620 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,620
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 62.9%
Here:

63%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 56.9% for AGIs below $10k, 64.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 74.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2015:
This zip code:

$45,981
North Carolina:

$47,830
Sylva, NC (28779) map Nearest zip codes: 28725, 28789, 28707, 28751, 28723, 28719.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.5%
North Carolina:

48.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.7%
North Carolina:

5.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 725
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,261


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 118 (93 now married, 25 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,760 (1,757 now married, 2,003 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28779 with a mortgage: 2,759 (63 second mortgage, 267 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,362

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,130
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

16.7%
Whole state:

16.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

7.4%
Whole state:

9.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5
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Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 106Built 2010 to 2013
  • 1,937Built 2000 to 2009
  • 1,694Built 1990 to 1999
  • 1,680Built 1980 to 1989
  • 1,394Built 1970 to 1979
  • 840Built 1960 to 1969
  • 426Built 1950 to 1959
  • 340Built 1940 to 1949
  • 654Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 28779 population

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sylva, NC (28779)

  • 18no bedroom
  • 771 bedroom
  • 1,0832 bedrooms
  • 3,1633 bedrooms
  • 6434 bedrooms
  • 1375+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 28779 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sylva, NC (28779)

  • 47no bedroom
  • 1591 bedroom
  • 9682 bedrooms
  • 6053 bedrooms
  • 794 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 28779 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sylva, NC (28779) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 189no vehicle
  • 1,0351 vehicle
  • 2,3202 vehicles
  • 1,1183 vehicles
  • 3244 vehicles
  • 1355+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 28779 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Sylva, NC (28779) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 121no vehicle
  • 9051 vehicle
  • 6092 vehicles
  • 2053 vehicles
  • 254 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 28779 population

  • Zip code 28779 household income distribution in 2015

  • Zip code 28779 household income distribution in 2015
  • 441Less than $10,000
  • 540$10,000 to $14,999
  • 401$15,000 to $19,999
  • 507$20,000 to $24,999
  • 441$25,000 to $29,999
  • 451$30,000 to $34,999
  • 392$35,000 to $39,999
  • 238$40,000 to $44,999
  • 429$45,000 to $49,999
  • 876$50,000 to $59,999
  • 611$60,000 to $74,999
  • 843$75,000 to $99,999
  • 445$100,000 to $124,999
  • 171$125,000 to $149,999
  • 97$150,000 to $199,999
  • 103$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 28779

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 28779
  • 121Less than $10,000
  • 85$10,000 to $14,999
  • 82$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32$20,000 to $24,999
  • 19$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 58$35,000 to $39,999
  • 64$40,000 to $49,999
  • 59$50,000 to $59,999
  • 94$60,000 to $69,999
  • 63$70,000 to $79,999
  • 201$80,000 to $89,999
  • 148$90,000 to $99,999
  • 546$100,000 to $124,999
  • 443$125,000 to $149,999
  • 745$150,000 to $174,999
  • 347$175,000 to $199,999
  • 464$200,000 to $249,999
  • 684$250,000 to $299,999
  • 365$300,000 to $399,999
  • 231$400,000 to $499,999
  • 111$500,000 to $749,999
  • 73$750,000 to $999,999
  • 44$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 17$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 16$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 28779

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 28779
  • 17Less than $100
  • 22$100 to $149
  • 49$150 to $199
  • 23$200 to $249
  • 60$250 to $299
  • 26$300 to $349
  • 36$350 to $399
  • 103$400 to $449
  • 287$450 to $499
  • 238$500 to $549
  • 150$550 to $599
  • 141$600 to $649
  • 101$650 to $699
  • 66$700 to $749
  • 33$750 to $799
  • 37$800 to $899
  • 73$900 to $999
  • 85$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9$1,250 to $1,499
  • 12$1,500 to $1,999
  • 297No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2015: $653.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $782,667.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2015 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $187,775
  • Black or African American householders: $112,593
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $239,440
  • Some other race householders: $115,800
  • Two or more races householders: $197,573
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $151,431

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $168,000
28779:

$168,000
North Carolina:

$160,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,200 - $269,100

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Note: State values scaled to Here population

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,469
  • One, attached: 87
  • Two: 230
  • 3 or 4: 93
  • 5 to 9: 127
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • 20 to 49: 34
  • 50 or more: 12
  • Mobile homes: 1,978
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Unemployment: 7.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28779

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28779
  • 81.1%5,890Drove a car alone
  • 11.8%858Carpooled
  • 0.2%16Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.2%15Motorcycle
  • 2.7%193Walked
  • 0.3%22Other means
  • 3.7%270Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28779

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28779
  • 352Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,0125 to 9 minutes
  • 1,42510 to 14 minutes
  • 1,29815 to 19 minutes
  • 58820 to 24 minutes
  • 61025 to 29 minutes
  • 94530 to 34 minutes
  • 25535 to 39 minutes
  • 5840 to 44 minutes
  • 11645 to 59 minutes
  • 20460 to 89 minutes
  • 13190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,845
  • In family households: 13,497 (2,517 male householders, 2,049 female householders)
    3,475 spouses, 4,372 children (4,064 natural, 109 adopted, 201 stepchildren), 241 grandchildren, 245 brothers or sisters, 150 parents, 254 other relatives, 161 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,348 (1,175 male householders (941 living alone)), 1,245 female householders (1,015 living alone)), 928 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 226 (215 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,640 2-persons, 961 3-persons, 609 4-persons, 335 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,956 1-person, 334 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 59 4-persons

2,111 married couples with children.
1,069 single-parent households (427 men, 642 women).

93.8% of residents of 28779 zip code speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 16% well, 20% not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% very well, 13% well, 4% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% very well, 11% well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (14% very well, 86% well).

Foreign born population: 554 (3.2%)
(38.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.2%
Whole state:

7.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%)

  • 12%Azores Islands
  • 9%Bangladesh
  • 8%Lebanon
  • 7%Haiti
  • 7%Belgium
  • 5%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 5%Thailand

Most common first ancestries reported in 28779 (%)

  • 50%American
  • 7%Scotch-Irish
  • 7%Irish
  • 5%German
  • 4%English
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%Welsh

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1462010 or later
  • 2672000 to 2009
  • 511990 to 1999
  • 272Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 28779 population

Zip code 28779 topographic map

There are 127 Counselors 252 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 28779.

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • C J HARRIS COMMUNITY HOSP (59 HOSPITAL RD in SYLVA, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS
  • BRINLEY BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION (4737 US HIGHWAY 441 SOUTH in SYLVIA, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3WG6069U, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
  • ALLISONS, INC (116 WEST MAIN in SYLVA, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: DAN ALLISON JR. (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ALLISON S. INCORPORATED
  • APPLIED INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS (ROUTE 1, BOX 414 OLD HIGHWAY 19-23 in SYLVA, NC)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN STONE; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
  • DILLARDTOWN WATER SYS (P. O. BOX 835 in SYLVA, NC)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2000-0794, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: WATER SUPPLY
  • CLASSIC CLEANERS (251 E. MAIN STREET in SYLVA, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: BOB NELON (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DR AUTOMOTIVE (5914 HWY 74 E in SYLVA, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS, USED
    Alternative names: DEWAYNE MESSER DR AUTOMOTIVE
  • CHASAM INC (38 SCOTTS CREEK RD in SYLVA, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: STEVE MELTZER (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ANDY SHAW FORD (1231 EAST MAIN STREET in SYLVA, NC)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)

Zip code 28779 marital status for males
Zip code 28779 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 64%Electricity
  • 15%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8%Wood
  • 2%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 16,275. Population change in the 1990s: -2,653 (-16.3%).

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

  • This state: 10,206
  • Northeast: 918
  • Midwest: 1,194
  • South: 3,437
  • West: 580

58% of the 28779 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

92% of the 28779 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% 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): 40
Here:

2.7%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

4.6%
North Carolina:

8.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

1.5%
North Carolina:

17.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 51,961Management occupations
  • 50,643Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 50,064Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 47,143Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 46,250Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 44,043Life, physical, and social science occupations
Note: State values scaled to 28779 population

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • TUCKASEIGEE WATER SEWER AUTH (1246 WEST MAIN STREET in SYLVA, NC; small business) : $497 in 4 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $600 with Army for Water Services. Signed on 2004-06-24. Completion date: 2005-07-01.
    $60, same as above. Signed on 2005-09-07. Completion date: 2003-07-01.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2004-09-22. Completion date: 2003-07-01.
    -$163, same as above. Signed on 2004-09-22. Completion date: 2003-07-01.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (500-999 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 3, 20-49: 6, 10-19: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Professional Employer Organizations (100-249: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 4, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 5)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 7, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 14)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 1-4: 1)

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:

  • 174 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other types of correctional institutions
Most common first names in zip code 28779 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12172.3 years
William10877.0 years
John9375.7 years
Mary7879.3 years
Robert6274.4 years
Charles6071.4 years
George3875.4 years
Charlie3377.1 years
Thomas3268.3 years
Frank3180.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 28779 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Buchanan11976.2 years
Bryson7575.0 years
Hall5978.5 years
Sutton5375.0 years
Jones4677.2 years
Cabe4377.7 years
Fisher4081.0 years
Parris4080.6 years
Moore3976.9 years
Ensley3980.0 years
Businesses in zip code 28779
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul3
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS4
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
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