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28906 Zip Code (Murphy, NC) Detailed Profile




City: Murphy, NC (0.76%)
County: Cherokee County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 19,915
Zip code population in 2010: 18,475
Zip code population in 2000: 16,454

Houses and condos: 13,388
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,861
% of renters here:

21%
State:

35%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 28906: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 333.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 11.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28906
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.5% ($937)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,493)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $957 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $923 (0.5%)

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Males: 9,862  (49.5%)
Females: 10,052  (50.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 28906:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28906:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

Zip code 28906 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28906 (2019)
    • 17,11992.7%White
    • 4042.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3612.0%Two or more races
    • 2501.4%Black
    • 2351.3%American Indian
    • 970.5%Asian
    • 60.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 30.02%Some other race
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $184,328
28906:

$184,328
North Carolina:

$193,200



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in 28906 zip code as of November 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28906 is 343 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

53.7 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 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)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.3%
Here:

60%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 58.0% for AGIs below $25k, 58.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 85.7% for AGIs over 200k)

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 2019:
This zip code:

$45,826
North Carolina:

$57,341
Murphy, NC (28906) map Nearest zip codes: 28902, 30559, 37333, 28905, 37391, 30560.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.0%
North Carolina:

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

2.9%
North Carolina:

47.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 969
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 8,102


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 136 (136 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,206 (1,915 now married, 1,271 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28906 with a mortgage: 3,447 (26 second mortgage, 360 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,809

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,100
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $332

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

13.9%
Whole state:

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

6.9%
Whole state:

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

5.6
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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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
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 6882014 or later
  • 3742010 to 2013
  • 3,0602000 to 2009
  • 3,0681990 to 1999
  • 2,6041980 to 1989
  • 1,3391970 to 1979
  • 9841960 to 1969
  • 5531950 to 1959
  • 3211940 to 1949
  • 4001939 or earlier

Zip code 28906 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Murphy, NC (28906)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Murphy, NC (28906)
  • 21no bedroom
  • 1231 bedroom
  • 2,4832 bedrooms
  • 3,4813 bedrooms
  • 9344 bedrooms
  • 1435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murphy, NC (28906)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Murphy, NC (28906)
  • 16no bedroom
  • 1391 bedroom
  • 9112 bedrooms
  • 6383 bedrooms
  • 1414 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Murphy, NC (28906) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Murphy, NC (28906) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 178no vehicle
  • 1,8891 vehicle
  • 3,0652 vehicles
  • 1,3443 vehicles
  • 4524 vehicles
  • 2945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Murphy, NC (28906) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Murphy, NC (28906) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 224no vehicle
  • 9251 vehicle
  • 6132 vehicles
  • 473 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28906 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 28906 household income distribution in 2019
  • 605Less than $10,000
  • 653$10,000 to $14,999
  • 492$15,000 to $19,999
  • 451$20,000 to $24,999
  • 505$25,000 to $29,999
  • 577$30,000 to $34,999
  • 613$35,000 to $39,999
  • 520$40,000 to $44,999
  • 376$45,000 to $49,999
  • 661$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,015$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,100$75,000 to $99,999
  • 748$100,000 to $124,999
  • 211$125,000 to $149,999
  • 219$150,000 to $199,999
  • 145$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28906

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 28906
  • 153Less than $10,000
  • 59$10,000 to $14,999
  • 101$15,000 to $19,999
  • 50$20,000 to $24,999
  • 107$25,000 to $29,999
  • 78$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$35,000 to $39,999
  • 51$40,000 to $49,999
  • 173$50,000 to $59,999
  • 68$60,000 to $69,999
  • 183$70,000 to $79,999
  • 191$80,000 to $89,999
  • 187$90,000 to $99,999
  • 572$100,000 to $124,999
  • 493$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,009$150,000 to $174,999
  • 646$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,113$200,000 to $249,999
  • 751$250,000 to $299,999
  • 493$300,000 to $399,999
  • 235$400,000 to $499,999
  • 100$500,000 to $749,999
  • 28$750,000 to $999,999
  • 17$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28906

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 28906
  • 49Less than $100
  • 15$100 to $149
  • 12$150 to $199
  • 43$200 to $249
  • 34$250 to $299
  • 62$300 to $349
  • 94$350 to $399
  • 124$400 to $449
  • 138$450 to $499
  • 215$500 to $549
  • 147$600 to $649
  • 85$650 to $699
  • 90$700 to $749
  • 35$750 to $799
  • 166$800 to $899
  • 72$900 to $999
  • 130$1,000 to $1,249
  • 60$2,500 to $2,999
  • 176No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $781.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $202,596.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $208,498
  • Black or African American householders: $130,565
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $176,421
  • Asian householders: $152,477
  • Two or more races householders: $186,812

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $184,328
28906:

$184,328
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,072 - $251,614

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $217,539
Here:

$217,539
State:

$265,100

Mobile homes: $108,289
Here:

$108,289
State:

$77,551
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28906
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,332
  • One, attached: 47
  • Two: 194
  • 3 or 4: 141
  • 5 to 9: 92
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 2,456

Unemployment: 3.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28906

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28906
  • 76.5%5,902Drove a car alone
  • 9.3%717Carpooled
  • 0.3%22Ferryboat
  • 0.1%5Motorcycle
  • 2.2%171Walked
  • 2.6%197Other means
  • 9.7%745Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28906

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28906
  • 320Less than 5 minutes
  • 6035 to 9 minutes
  • 82310 to 14 minutes
  • 1,03915 to 19 minutes
  • 1,37620 to 24 minutes
  • 39225 to 29 minutes
  • 1,14630 to 34 minutes
  • 18135 to 39 minutes
  • 13140 to 44 minutes
  • 35545 to 59 minutes
  • 25060 to 89 minutes
  • 38290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 70.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,915
  • Male householders: 4,717 (1,171 living alone), Female householders: 4,355 (1,410 living alone)
  • 5,072 spouses (5,025 opposite-sex spouses), 225 unmarried partners, (196 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,471 children (3,182 natural, 145 adopted, 147 stepchildren), 881 grandchildren, 76 brothers or sisters, 116 parents, 0 foster children, 271 other relatives, 451 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 310 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,721 2-persons, 1,238 3-persons, 595 4-persons, 368 5-persons, 130 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,580 1-person, 381 2-persons, 28 3-persons

1,961 married couples with children.
268 single-parent households (43 men, 225 women).

96.2% of residents of 28906 zip code speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% very well, 14% well, 11% not well, 4% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% very well, 19% well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% very well, 35% well, 38% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 671 (3.4%)
(62.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.4%
Whole state:

8.4%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 17%Honduras
  • 11%Japan
  • 9%Sweden
  • 8%Thailand
  • 8%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 5%Taiwan
  • 3%Azores Islands
Most common first ancestries reported in 28906
  • 22%American
  • 9%Irish
  • 9%English
  • 8%German
  • 5%Scotch-Irish
  • 3%Italian
  • 2%Scottish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2562010 or later
  • 1262000 to 2009
  • 1571990 to 1999
  • 440Before 1990

Zip code 28906 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CHARLES READY-MIX INC (HIGHWAY 64 in RANGER, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
    Alternative names: CHARLES REDI-MIX INC., SOUTHERN CONCRETE MATERIALS
  • CHARLES REDI MIX INC (425 WINGATE ROAD in MURPHY, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00N60W64FBENRAXT18, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
  • APAC TENNESSEE INC - HARRISON CONST CHER (US 64 WEST in MURPHY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES AND BLOCKS
    Business NAICS classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURE AND BLOCK MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: APAC-TENNESSEE INCORPORATED - HARRISON CONSTRUCTION CHEROKEE
  • APAC TENNESSEE INC CHEROKEE CO ASPHALT PLANT (235 MARRES TOP RD in MURPHY, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES AND BLOCKS
    Alternative names: CHEROKEE COUNTY ASPHALT PLANT
  • BEAR PAW WWTP (100 M BELOW HIWASSEE DAM in MURPHY, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: CAR WTR SERV INC OF NC BEAR PA, CWS - BEAR PAW
  • BUDS DISCOUNT CITY #4027 (510 ANDREWS ROAD in MURPHY, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: WAL MART STORES INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DUNCAN OIL CO (US HWY 64 W in MURPHY, NC)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: SAMUEL DUNCAN (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (14 HICKORY STREET in MURPHY, NC)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 28906 marital status for males
Zip code 28906 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 61.8%Electricity
  • 23.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel

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

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

  • This state: 6,657
  • Northeast: 1,877
  • Midwest: 2,094
  • South: 7,476
  • West: 823

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.

90% of the 28906 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, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Murphy, NC (28906)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 186
Here:

13.5%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 97
Here:

13.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 54
Here:

14.6%
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 ($)
  • 87,115Legal occupations
  • 58,776Management occupations
  • 55,730Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 51,395Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 45,262Education, training, and library occupations
  • 41,433Health technologists and technicians

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • AEGIS POWER SYSTEMS INC (805 GREENLAWN CEMETERY RD in MURPHY, NC; small business) : $446,126 in 15 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Communications Security Equipment and Components, Electrical and Electronic Properties Measuring and Testing Instruments, Automatic Pilot Mechanisms and Airborne Gyro Components, Converters, Electrical, Nonrotating by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $103,809; 2004: $159,071; 2005: $125,246; 2006: $58,000.

    Biggest contracts:
    $65,800 with Navy for Communications Security Equipment and Components. Signed on 2005-07-20. Completion date: 2005-10-31.
    $59,744 with Navy for Electrical and Electronic Properties Measuring and Testing Instruments. Signed on 2003-05-07. Completion date: 2003-08-11.
    $58,000 with Navy for Automatic Pilot Mechanisms and Airborne Gyro Components. Signed on 2006-03-28. Completion date: 2006-06-11.
    $50,360 with Navy for Converters, Electrical, Nonrotating. Signed on 2004-10-14. Completion date: 2005-02-01.
  • MOOG COMPONENTS GROUP INC (1995 NORTH CAROLINA HWY 14 in MURPHY, NC) : $30,805 in 2 contracts from 2002 to 2004
    $30,805 with Defense Logistics Agency for Synchros and Resolvers. Signed on 2004-03-10. Completion date: 2004-07-18.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2002-08-16. Completion date: 2003-08-16.

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: 1, 20-49: 5, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 4)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 4, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 5)

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

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 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 136. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 209 took place in 2008, and the least - 80 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28906 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.5%), and Structure Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28906
    • 1,07846.5%Outside Fires
    • 93440.3%Structure Fires
    • 25911.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 451.9%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28906, North Carolina

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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