Jefferson, NC 28640 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28640: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Jefferson, NC 28640

Not Acceptable, USPS
Orion, NC 28640
Rhine, NC 28640
Theta, NC 28640
Wagoner, NC 28640

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 274
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,797
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 108
  • County: Ashe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.409, Longitude -81.41
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28640 has segments in 2 Counties (Ashe, Wilkes).

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Jefferson, NC 28640 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,693
Population in Households 4,519
Population in Familes 3,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,960
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,295
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,367 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 593 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $182,202
Average Home Value $217,612


Median Household Income $33,114
Average Household Income $48,843
Per Capita Income $21,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.29%
Households 0.36% 0.24%
Families 0.2% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jefferson, NC 28640 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28640 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 456 41st
Population Density1 # 394 49th
Diversity Index2 # 575 26th
Median Household Income # 651 16th
Per Capita Income # 472 39th

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