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Counties: Clay County, NC (66.93%), Cherokee County, NC (33.07%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,434
Zip code population in 2010: 1,373
Zip code population in 2000: 788

Houses and condos: 892
Renter-occupied apartments: 128
% of renters here:

22%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28902: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 22.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 63 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% ($868)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,177
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $767

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Males: 791  (55.2%)
Females: 643  (44.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 28902:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28902:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 3.6%

Zip code 28902 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Races in zip code 28902 (2019)
    • 1,30094.7%White
    • 382.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 141.0%Two or more races
    • 120.9%Black
    • 50.4%American Indian
    • 40.3%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $188,640
28902:

$188,640
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 28902 zip code as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28902 is 430 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

48.2 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28902, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $40,554 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,554
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $32,902 (reported on 75.0% of returns)
Here:

$32,902
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.5% for AGIs below $25k, 71.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 53.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $855 (reported on 35.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$855
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,933 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,933
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,513 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,513
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,517 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,517
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,833 (reported on 10.7% of returns)
28902:

$11,833
North Carolina:

$15,575

Total itemized deductions: $21,086 (25% of AGI, reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$21,086
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.9% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $25k, 9.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,440 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,440
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $6,350 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
28902:

$6,350
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,047 (reported on 26.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,047
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 62.5%
Here:

63%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 57.1% for AGIs below $25k, 53.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28902, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,054 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,054
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $33,207 (reported on 78.5% of returns)
Here:

$33,207
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 101.3% for AGIs below $10k, 64.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,650 (reported on 43.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,650
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,716 (reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,716
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,922 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$11,922
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, -0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,759 (reported on 24.9% of returns)
Here:

+$5,759
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.8% for AGIs below $10k, 12.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,557 (25% of AGI, reported on 29.5% of returns)
Here:

$18,557
State:

$19,464

Here:

25.1% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,021 (5% of AGI, reported on 26.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,021
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.1% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,002 (reported on 77.4% of returns)
28902:

$5,002
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,774 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,774
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 69.0%
Here:

69%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 54.5% for AGIs below $10k, 72.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 69.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$47,883
North Carolina:

$57,341
28902 map Nearest zip codes: 28909, 30582, 28905, 30512, 28906, 28904.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.9%
North Carolina:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

47.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 80
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 492


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 27 (0 now married, 26 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 215 (190 now married, 21 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28902 with a mortgage: 131
Houses without a mortgage: 321

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $906
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $408

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:

6.5%
Whole state:

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

6.1
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4
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  • Churches in zip code 28902 include: Maggie Chapel (A), Little Brasstown Church (B), Jenkins Church (C), Hickory Stand Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Whitmire Lake Lower (A), Whitmire Lake Upper (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Payne Branch (A), Greasy Creek (B), Garringer Branch (C), Frankum Branch (D), Donaldson Branch (E), Clayton Branch (F), Buchanan Branch (G), Brendle Branch (H), Bevins Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 1182000 to 2009
  • 3511990 to 1999
  • 1101980 to 1989
  • 1301970 to 1979
  • 321960 to 1969
  • 461950 to 1959
  • 461940 to 1949
  • 411939 or earlier

Zip code 28902 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28902
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 28902
  • 0no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 272 bedrooms
  • 2693 bedrooms
  • 654 bedrooms
  • 495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28902
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 28902
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 742 bedrooms
  • 533 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 28902 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28902 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 20no vehicle
  • 931 vehicle
  • 1972 vehicles
  • 813 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 28902 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 28902 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 711 vehicle
  • 462 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28902 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28902 household income distribution in 2019
  • 33Less than $10,000
  • 41$10,000 to $14,999
  • 27$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 39$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 32$35,000 to $39,999
  • 30$40,000 to $44,999
  • 59$45,000 to $49,999
  • 66$50,000 to $59,999
  • 69$60,000 to $74,999
  • 48$75,000 to $99,999
  • 12$100,000 to $124,999
  • 37$125,000 to $149,999
  • 15$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28902

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28902
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 22$15,000 to $19,999
  • 45$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 19$60,000 to $69,999
  • 10$90,000 to $99,999
  • 22$100,000 to $124,999
  • 18$150,000 to $174,999
  • 12$175,000 to $199,999
  • 114$200,000 to $249,999
  • 34$250,000 to $299,999
  • 68$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28902

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28902
  • 7$400 to $449
  • 14$450 to $499
  • 35$550 to $599
  • 32$600 to $649
  • 20$1,000 to $1,249
  • 9No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $752.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $173,621.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $219,349

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $188,640
28902:

$188,640
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,987 - $258,767

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $196,392
Here:

$196,392
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $28,005
Here:

$28,005
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28902

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 636
  • One, attached: 15
  • Mobile homes: 233
  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28902

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28902
  • 81.0%421Drove a car alone
  • 18.1%94Carpooled
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28902

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28902
  • 32Less than 5 minutes
  • 465 to 9 minutes
  • 17210 to 14 minutes
  • 3915 to 19 minutes
  • 6520 to 24 minutes
  • 9525 to 29 minutes
  • 2330 to 34 minutes
  • 2640 to 44 minutes
  • 1490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 35.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,434
  • Male householders: 264 (41 living alone), Female householders: 311 (89 living alone)
  • 362 spouses (362 opposite-sex spouses), 0 unmarried partners, (0 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 440 children (413 natural, 27 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 43 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 11 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 318 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 28 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 130 1-person

179 married couples with children.
36 single-parent households (36 women).

98.9% of residents of 28902 zip code speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 32 (2.3%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

2.3%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 61%Thailand
Most common first ancestries reported in 28902
  • 24%English
  • 10%Irish
  • 6%Italian
  • 6%German
  • 4%American
  • 4%Welsh
  • 4%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 242010 or later
  • 122000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 28902 topographic map


Zip code 28902 marital status for males
Zip code 28902 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 11.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 54.7%Electricity
  • 23.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.8%Wood
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,390.

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

  • This state: 559
  • Northeast: 179
  • Midwest: 49
  • South: 569
  • West: 42

74% of the 28902 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

101% of the 28902 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Year householders moved into unit in 28902

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

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

0.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

3.0%
North Carolina:

19.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • GROVE ENTERPRISES, INC (7540 HIGHWAY 64 WEST in BRASSTOWN, NC; small business) : $816,958 in 34 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Antennas, Waveguides, and Related Equipment, Miscellaneous Communication Equipment, Communications Security Equipment and Components, Miscellaneous Aircraft Accessories and Components, and more by Federal Bureau of Investigation, Army, Navy, U.S. Customs Service, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $6,095; 2003: $60,978; 2004: $184,297; 2005: $455,028; 2006: $110,560.

    Biggest contracts:
    $172,900 with Federal Bureau of Investigation for Antennas, Waveguides, and Related Equipment. Signed on 2005-07-15. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
    $98,798 with Army for Miscellaneous Communication Equipment. Signed on 2005-09-19. Completion date: 2005-10-11.
    $84,698 with Navy for Miscellaneous Communication Equipment. Signed on 2004-04-23. Completion date: 2004-05-20.
    $76,047, same as above. Signed on 2006-06-09. Completion date: 2006-07-20.
  • MILLER WELL DRILLINGS, INC. (5787 HWY 64 W in BRASSTOWN, NC; small business)
    $6,000 with Forest Service (disused code: now 12C2) for Well Drilling/Exploratory Services. Signed on 2000-09-15. Completion date: 2000-11-15.

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

  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Land Subdivision (5-9: 1)
  • Information: All Other Publishers (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 3)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (1-4: 1)

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

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 25 took place in 2007, and the least - 2 in 2011. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28902 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (48.2%), and Structure Fires (30.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28902
    • 5448.2%Outside Fires
    • 3430.4%Structure Fires
    • 1513.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 98.0%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28902, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28902 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1170.6 years
William1174.4 years
Robert973.1 years
John768.2 years
Mary784.7 years
George576.4 years
Joseph571.6 years
Thomas578.0 years
Charles466.0 years
Paul446.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 28902 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Scroggs1377.5 years
Anderson1277.7 years
Green1073.3 years
Payne1072.4 years
Mason782.8 years
Carringer784.4 years
Ramsey778.5 years
Clayton679.6 years
Teems662.0 years
Hogan671.8 years
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