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28604 Zip Code (Beech Mountain, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Beech Mountain, NC (9.77%), Foscoe, NC (4.11%), Valle Crucis, NC (3.77%), Sugar Mountain, NC (3.72%), Seven Devils, NC (3.21%), Banner Elk, NC (2.87%)
Counties: Watauga County, NC (57.92%), Avery County, NC (42.08%)
Estimated zip code population in 2022: 7,838
Zip code population in 2010: 6,249
Zip code population in 2000: 5,466

Houses and condos: 9,341
Renter-occupied apartments: 791
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 28604: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 65.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 119 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

0.4% ($1,332)
North Carolina:

0.6% ($1,769)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,389 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,176 (0.3%)

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Males: 3,922  (50.0%)
Females: 3,915  (50.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 28604:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28604:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

Zip code 28604 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Races in zip code 28604 (2022)
    • 6,80286.8%White
    • 4565.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3284.2%Two or more races
    • 1361.7%Black
    • 831.1%Asian
    • 170.2%American Indian
    • 90.1%Some other race
    • 40.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $354,184
28604:

$354,184
North Carolina:

$280,600



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in 28604 zip code as of July 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28604 is 600 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 28604, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $72,243 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$72,243
State:

$70,020

Salary/wage: $51,118 (reported on 74.2% of returns)
Here:

$51,118
State:

$58,387
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1297.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3569.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6352.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8529.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14848.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 71440.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,038 (reported on 37.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,038
North Carolina:

$1,479
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 27.3% for AGIs below $25k, 41.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 270.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 246.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2034.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,074 (reported on 25.8% of returns)
Here:

$9,074
State:

$7,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 36.4% for AGIs below $25k, 55.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 209.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 785.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 825.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7270.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$27,251 (reported on 25.5% of returns)
Here:

+$27,251
State:

+$23,652
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 25.9% for AGIs below $25k, 40.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 330.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 682.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1603.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 33438.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$16,541 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

+$16,541
State:

+$11,710
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 233.2% for AGIs below $25k, 355.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 569.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 854.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1619.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6440.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $28,831 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
28604:

$28,831
North Carolina:

$20,247
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.9% for AGIs below $25k, 120.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 363.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1160.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2199.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6334.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $32,894 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$32,894
State:

$34,549
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.8% for AGIs below $25k, 155.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 413.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 847.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1376.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7826.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $11,137 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

$11,137
State:

$13,360
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 40.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 264.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 404.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2836.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,323 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
28604:

$7,323
State:

$7,586
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs below $25k, 23.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 184.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 365.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1770.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,958 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,958
State:

$2,337
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.2% for AGIs below $25k, 65.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 93.1%
Here:

93%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 91.2% for AGIs below $25k, 94.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 94.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 95.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28604, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,322 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,322
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $36,552 (reported on 76.7% of returns)
Here:

$36,552
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.0% for AGIs below $25k, 73.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 42.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,574 (reported on 38.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,574
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,179 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,179
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$9,808 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,808
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 18.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,575 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

+$8,575
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.0% for AGIs below $25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,648 (reported on 12.4% of returns)
28604:

$18,648
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,108 (27% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$23,108
State:

$23,438

Here:

27.1% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.0% for AGIs below $25k, 11.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,313 (reported on 26.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,313
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,588 (reported on 33.5% of returns)
28604:

$6,588
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,818 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,818
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 57.5%
Here:

58%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 53.3% for AGIs below $25k, 53.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 64.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 83.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28604, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $43,349 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,349
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $32,460 (reported on 78.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,460
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 184.4% for AGIs below $10k, 73.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,485 (reported on 47.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,485
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,419 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$5,419
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$19,010 (reported on 24.3% of returns)
Here:

+$19,010
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 23.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,479 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,479
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $10k, 10.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,245 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
28604:

$3,245
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $15,750 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
Here:

$15,750
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $20,372 (24% of AGI, reported on 33.5% of returns)
Here:

$20,372
State:

$19,464

Here:

24.3% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 33.5% for AGIs below $10k, 14.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,120 (5% of AGI, reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,120
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.6% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,722 (reported on 76.0% of returns)
28604:

$6,722
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,436 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,436
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.6%
Here:

65%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 58.6% for AGIs below $10k, 65.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$62,358
North Carolina:

$67,481
Beech Mountain, NC (28604) map Nearest zip codes: 28679, 28622, 28692, 28646, 28652, 28662.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

35.7%
North Carolina:

46.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

9.0%
North Carolina:

47.9%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 251
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,028


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 83 (75 now married, 8 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,514 (682 now married, 833 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28604 with a mortgage: 1,401 (126 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 130 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 61

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,443
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $438

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

10.0%
Whole state:

12.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
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 28604: Grandfather Home for Children (A), Broadstone Lodge (B), Hanging Rock Golf and Country Club (C), Ponds of the Beech (D), Holston Camp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28604 include: Hanging Rock Chapel (A), Holy Communion Lutheran Church (B), Holy Cross Episcopal Church (C), Liberty Methodist Church (D), Beech Mountain Church (E), Bethany Church (F), Watauga Baptist Church (G), Valle Crucis Methodist Church (H), White Rock Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Jestes Cemetery (1), Hicks Cemetery (2), Shook Cemetery (3), Mast Cemetery (4), McLean Cemetery (5), Michael Cemetery (6), Yates Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Inver Lochy Lake (A), Wildcat Lake (B), Mill Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dutch Creek (A), Peavine Branch (B), Craborchard Creek (C), Green Ridge Branch (D), Grassy Gap Creek (E), Flattop Creek (F), Clark Creek (G), Bee Branch (H), Bear Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02020 or later
  • 4422010 to 2019
  • 2,2082000 to 2009
  • 1,1081990 to 1999
  • 2,5751980 to 1989
  • 1,6711970 to 1979
  • 4221960 to 1969
  • 1181950 to 1959
  • 2151940 to 1949
  • 1841939 or earlier

Zip code 28604 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)
  • 10no bedroom
  • 851 bedroom
  • 6142 bedrooms
  • 1,0343 bedrooms
  • 6024 bedrooms
  • 1735+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)
  • 27no bedroom
  • 811 bedroom
  • 4482 bedrooms
  • 1573 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain, NC (28604) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain, NC (28604) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 27no vehicle
  • 8301 vehicle
  • 1,0052 vehicles
  • 3573 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 1385+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain, NC (28604) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Beech Mountain, NC (28604) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5no vehicle
  • 4621 vehicle
  • 2792 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28604 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 28604 household income distribution in 2022
  • 205Less than $10,000
  • 25$10,000 to $14,999
  • 179$15,000 to $19,999
  • 63$20,000 to $24,999
  • 78$25,000 to $29,999
  • 180$30,000 to $34,999
  • 226$35,000 to $39,999
  • 209$40,000 to $44,999
  • 147$45,000 to $49,999
  • 254$50,000 to $59,999
  • 299$60,000 to $74,999
  • 548$75,000 to $99,999
  • 358$100,000 to $124,999
  • 127$125,000 to $149,999
  • 158$150,000 to $199,999
  • 248$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 28604

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 28604
  • 24Less than $10,000
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 30$40,000 to $49,999
  • 16$50,000 to $59,999
  • 63$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 33$90,000 to $99,999
  • 93$100,000 to $124,999
  • 59$125,000 to $149,999
  • 141$150,000 to $174,999
  • 115$175,000 to $199,999
  • 253$200,000 to $249,999
  • 205$250,000 to $299,999
  • 564$300,000 to $399,999
  • 497$400,000 to $499,999
  • 269$500,000 to $749,999
  • 89$750,000 to $999,999
  • 44$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 24$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 71$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 28604

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 28604
  • 9$200 to $249
  • 4$250 to $299
  • 5$300 to $349
  • 2$350 to $399
  • 6$400 to $449
  • 11$450 to $499
  • 2$500 to $549
  • 55$550 to $599
  • 27$600 to $649
  • 54$650 to $699
  • 57$700 to $749
  • 32$750 to $799
  • 88$800 to $899
  • 33$900 to $999
  • 88$1,000 to $1,249
  • 50$1,250 to $1,499
  • 83$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4$2,000 to $2,499
  • 148No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,007.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $327,876.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $378,853
  • Black or African American householders: $411,159
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $66,079
  • Asian householders: $418,501
  • Some other race householders: $330,395
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $330,395

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $354,184
28604:

$354,184
North Carolina:

$280,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $206,377 - $503,095

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $524,278
Here:

$524,278
State:

$375,326

Townhouses or other attached units: $280,997
Here:

$280,997
State:

$317,935

In 2-unit structures: $445,119
Here:

$445,119
State:

$250,488

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $251,969
Here:

$251,969
State:

$254,939

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $203,100
Here:

$203,100
State:

$329,290

Mobile homes: $119,476
Here:

$119,476
State:

$124,933
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28604
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,726
  • One, attached: 188
  • Two: 366
  • 3 or 4: 899
  • 5 to 9: 729
  • 10 to 19: 300
  • 20 to 49: 301
  • 50 or more: 599
  • Mobile homes: 283

Unemployment: 4.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28604

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28604
  • 70.9%2,355Drove a car alone
  • 9.2%306Carpooled
  • 0.0%1Taxi
  • 0.1%2Motorcycle
  • 3.1%103Walked
  • 0.6%20Other means
  • 16.2%538Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28604

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28604
  • 156Less than 5 minutes
  • 3135 to 9 minutes
  • 39610 to 14 minutes
  • 34915 to 19 minutes
  • 46320 to 24 minutes
  • 30925 to 29 minutes
  • 38430 to 34 minutes
  • 7135 to 39 minutes
  • 9940 to 44 minutes
  • 10245 to 59 minutes
  • 8360 to 89 minutes
  • 4790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,838
  • Male householders: 1,659 (487 living alone), Female householders: 1,637 (554 living alone)
  • 1,725 spouses (1,712 opposite-sex spouses), 186 unmarried partners, (182 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,529 children (1,228 natural, 150 adopted, 148 stepchildren), 104 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 0 foster children, 129 other relatives, 137 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 767 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,286 2-persons, 248 3-persons, 300 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 118 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,041 1-person, 205 2-persons, 11 3-persons

923 married couples with children.
310 single-parent households (50 men, 260 women).

93.8% of residents of 28604 zip code speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% very well, 4% well, 7% not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% very well, 18% well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 333 (4.3%)
(32.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.3%
Whole state:

8.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 32%Honduras
  • 12%Sweden
  • 10%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 6%Belgium
  • 5%France
  • 4%Barbados
  • 4%Belize
Most common first ancestries reported in 28604
  • 16%English
  • 14%American
  • 12%German
  • 9%Irish
  • 7%European
  • 5%Scottish
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1202010 or later
  • 952000 to 2009
  • 911990 to 1999
  • 116Before 1990

Zip code 28604 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BANNER ELK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (185 AZALEA CIRCLE in BANNER ELK, NC)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-304
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: AVERY COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CHARLES A CANNON MEM HOSP INC (HIGHWAY 184 in BANNER ELK, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL HOSPITALS
  • ADAMS APPLE RACQUET CLUB (NC HIGHWAY 105 in BANNER ELK, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M29W84AX3X8CCV74, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: ADAMS APPLE CONDOMINIUMS, ADAMS APPLE RACQUET CLB ADAMS
  • BANNER ELK READY MIX (HWY 184 in BANNER ELK, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
  • BUCKEYE LAKE WTP (208 GRASSY GAP CREEK RD in BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Alternative names: BEECH MOUNTAIN BUCKEYE LK WTP
  • CAMP BROADSTONE WWTP (1431 BROADSTONE ROAD in BANNER ELK, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: AMUSEMENT AND RECREATION SERVICES
    Alternative names: CAMP BROADSTONE/APP. ST. UNIV., NC ASU CAMP BROADSTONE WWTP

Zip code 28604 marital status for males
Zip code 28604 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 41.4%Electricity
  • 32.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.4%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 4,570. Population change in the 1990s: +896 (+19.6%).

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

  • This state: 3,931
  • Northeast: 866
  • Midwest: 682
  • South: 1,760
  • West: 172

50% of the 28604 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

92% of the 28604 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Beech Mountain, NC (28604)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 40
Here:

6.3%
North Carolina:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

2.5%
North Carolina:

11.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 381
Here:

47.5%
North Carolina:

19.3%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 237,546Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 113,615Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 82,085Business and financial operations occupations
  • 66,853Management occupations
  • 60,702Legal occupations
  • 60,495Construction and extraction occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • MISTY MOUNTAIN THREADWORKS, IN (718 BURMA RD in BANNER ELK, NC; small business)
    $8,310 with Army for Individual Equipment. Taking place in VT. Signed on 2006-04-24. Completion date: 2006-05-31.

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

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Skiing Facilities (250-499 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Educational Services: Junior Colleges (250-499: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 10, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 6)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (20-49: 1, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 10, 1-4: 22)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Other Similar Organizations (except Business, Professional, Labor, and Political Organizations) (20-49: 2, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 4)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Residential Property Managers (20-49: 1, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)

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:

  • 371 people in college/university student housing
  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 339 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 113 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • 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 fires per year is 32. The highest number of fire incidents - 54 took place in 2005, and the least - 10 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28604 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.9%), and Outside Fires (18.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28604
    • 30855.9%Structure Fires
    • 10018.1%Outside Fires
    • 9717.6%Other
    • 468.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28604, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28604 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3578.6 years
Mary3378.7 years
John3272.1 years
Charles2776.8 years
James2478.5 years
Robert2373.2 years
Ruth1681.1 years
George1577.2 years
Thomas1371.0 years
Margaret1375.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 28604 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Townsend5178.0 years
Presnell3174.2 years
Hicks2973.0 years
Smith2783.2 years
Ward2475.6 years
Aldridge1978.4 years
Norwood1878.6 years
Harmon1780.4 years
Hodges1676.9 years
Shook1580.5 years
Businesses in zip code 28604
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Lowe's1
Decora Cabinetry2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's1
FedEx3Quiznos1
H&R Block1Rite Aid1
Jimmy John's2Subway1
Kincaid1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
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