28906 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Murphy, NC (0.76%)
County: Cherokee County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 18,562
Zip code population in 2010: 18,475
Zip code population in 2000: 16,454

Houses and condos: 12,740
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,360
% of renters here:

19%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28906: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 333.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 56 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.5% ($818)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $876 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $767 (0.5%)

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Males: 8,953  (48.2%)
Females: 9,609  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 28906:

For population 15 years and over in 28906:

Zip code 28906 compared to 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28906

  • Zip code 28906 races chart
    • 17,119White population
    • 250Black population
    • 235American Indian population
    • 97Asian population
    • 6Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 361Two or more races population
    • 404Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $154,700
28906:

$154,700
North Carolina:

$154,300



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 28906 zip code as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 28906 to the number of sex offenders is 3,513 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

50.4 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28906, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,674 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,674
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $31,265 (reported on 73.0% of returns)
Here:

$31,265
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 59.9% for AGIs below $25k, 66.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 34.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,383 (reported on 36.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,383
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,905 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,905
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,514 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,514
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,607 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,607
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.4% for AGIs below $25k, 4.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,808 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
28906:

$15,808
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,462 (27% of AGI, reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

$19,462
State:

$23,438

Here:

26.6% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,893 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,893
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,225 (reported on 25.9% of returns)
28906:

$5,225
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,240 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,240
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28906, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,151 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,151
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $27,666 (reported on 76.5% of returns)
Here:

$27,666
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 117.5% for AGIs below $10k, 66.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 43.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,694 (reported on 44.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,694
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,113 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,113
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,148 (reported on 18.5% of returns)
Here:

+$11,148
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,515 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

+$8,515
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.0% for AGIs below $10k, 10.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,311 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
28906:

$3,311
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,565 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$13,565
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $16,962 (28% of AGI, reported on 25.8% of returns)
Here:

$16,962
State:

$19,464

Here:

27.6% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.2% for AGIs below $10k, 9.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,730 (6% of AGI, reported on 21.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,730
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.8% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,122 (reported on 72.3% of returns)
28906:

$4,122
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,810 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,810
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 69.4%
Here:

69%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 62.9% for AGIs below $10k, 70.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$34,451
North Carolina:

$45,906
Murphy, NC (28906) map Nearest zip codes: 28902, 30559, 37333, 28905, 37391, 30560.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.5%
North Carolina:

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

2.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,104
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,239


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 167 (113 now married, 54 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,385 (1,652 now married, 1,733 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28906 with a mortgage: 2,910 (103 second mortgage, 387 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,073

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,038
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S307

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

18.4%
Whole state:

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

10.0%
Whole state:

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

5.5
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 28906: Fain Cabin (A), Dukes Lodge (B), Birch (C), Clarks Store (D), Upper Peachtree (E), Bear Paw (F), Belview Community Center (G), Hanging Dog Recreation Site (H), Lake Cherokee Recreation Site (I), Lake Cherokee Picnic Area (J), Panther Top Lookout (K), Beech Creek Seed Orchard (L), Ranger (M), Shields (N), Bear Paw Resort Dock (O), Tusquitee Ranger District Office (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Valley Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 28906 include: Old Martins Creek Church (A), Oak Grove Church (B), Notla Church (C), New Martins Creek Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Mount Pleasant Church (F), Mount Olive Church (G), Mount Nebo Church (H), Mount Moriah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Mc Guire Cemetery (1), Martin Cemetery (2), Liberty Cemetery (3), Unaka Cemetery (4), Kirkland Cemetery (5), James Cemetery (6), Hiwassee Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Brewer Lake (A), Pied Piper Lake Lower (B), Pied Piper Lake Upper (C), Hideaway Mountain Lake (D), Sandy Gap Lake Number Two (E), Sandy Gap Lake Number One (F), Persimmon Lake (G), Apalachia Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Persimmon Creek (A), Elbow Creek (B), Horton Branch (C), Peckerwood Creek (D), Hickey Branch (E), Hibbert Branch (F), Harshaw Branch (G), Hanging Dog Creek (H), Hampton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 28906: Ten Commandments (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 1032010 or later
  • 3,3672000 to 2009
  • 3,2711990 to 1999
  • 1,9391980 to 1989
  • 1,5541970 to 1979
  • 1,2751960 to 1969
  • 3591950 to 1959
  • 3641940 to 1949
  • 5081939 or earlier

Zip code 28906 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Murphy, NC (28906)

  • 6no bedroom
  • 2201 bedroom
  • 1,9562 bedrooms
  • 3,0223 bedrooms
  • 6744 bedrooms
  • 1055+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murphy, NC (28906)

  • 32no bedroom
  • 1391 bedroom
  • 5632 bedrooms
  • 4813 bedrooms
  • 1284 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Murphy, NC (28906) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 207no vehicle
  • 1,7021 vehicle
  • 2,3592 vehicles
  • 1,2123 vehicles
  • 4054 vehicles
  • 985+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Murphy, NC (28906) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 264no vehicle
  • 6411 vehicle
  • 3212 vehicles
  • 933 vehicles
  • 274 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $603.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $154,700
28906:

$154,700
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,400 - $240,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $165,659
Here:

$165,659
State:

$219,576

Mobile homes: $40,175
Here:

$40,175
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.0%

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,281

Size of family households: 3,195 2-persons, 989 3-persons, 698 4-persons, 192 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,860 1-person, 237 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 4 4-persons

2,194 married couples with children.
719 single-parent households (171 men, 548 women).

96.1% of residents of 28906 zip code speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% very well, 23% well, 14% not well, 5% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% very well, 6% well, 8% not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (16% very well, 51% well, 33% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (7% very well, 93% well).

Foreign born population: 471 (2.5%)
(57.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 15%Mexico
  • 12%Philippines
  • 8%Cuba
  • 8%Other Northern Europe
  • 7%Canada
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%Belgium

Most common first ancestries reported in 28906 (%)

  • 19%Other groups
  • 12%American
  • 9%Irish
  • 8%German
  • 7%English
  • 5%Scottish
  • 3%Italian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1662000 to 2009
  • 461990 to 1999
  • 343Before 1990

Zip code 28906 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28906:

All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28906

Zip code 28906 marital status for males
Zip code 28906 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

  • 61%Electricity
  • 27%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7%Wood
  • 4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 11,333. Population change in the 1990s: +5,121 (+45.2%).

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


65% of the 28906 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

91% of the 28906 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, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 100
Here:

7.2%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 65
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 92
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 43,949Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 42,857Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 41,250Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 40,938Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 40,417Education, training, and library occupations
  • 36,813Community and social service 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:

  • 127 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 124 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 28906 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13375.9 years
William12975.0 years
James12972.2 years
Robert10373.4 years
Mary7578.6 years
Charles6268.0 years
Frank5176.7 years
George5074.5 years
Fred4475.6 years
Joseph3976.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 28906 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dockery8873.6 years
Stiles6875.6 years
Johnson6674.4 years
Hughes5572.8 years
Smith4671.9 years
Taylor4678.2 years
Moore4176.0 years
Kephart4079.5 years
Davis3878.7 years
Palmer3781.1 years
Businesses in zip code 28906
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx3Sears1
GameStop1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS5
Kincaid1Waffle House1
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

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