Official Zip Code NameMurphy
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code828
Current Population:18475
Racial Majority:White 92.82%
Public School Racial Majority:White 90.8%
Unemployment Rate:5.10%
Median Household Income$34370
Average Adjusted Gross Income$38674
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time23.5 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
EDT
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Primary County: Cherokee
Elevation Range1411 - 4341 ft.
Area348 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.13975143, -84.12033844

Zip Code 28906 Description

Zip Code 28906 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Chattanooga metro area. Zip code 28906 is primarily located in Cherokee County. The official US Postal Service name for 28906 is MURPHY, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28906 are contained within or border the city limits of Murphy, NC, . The area code for zip code 28906 is 828. 28906 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28906 is 5.10% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.2% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.7% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28906 increased to 18475 from 16454 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28906 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28906 public schools is White. 65.7% of students in 28906 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 17064 92.82% 17119 +-0%
 Black Or African American 401 2.18% 250 +60%
 Hispanic 467 2.54% 404 +16%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 215 1.17% 235 -9%
 Asian 38 0.21% 97 -61%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.01% 6 -67%
 Other Race 3 0% 3 -100%
 Two Or More Races 361 1.07% 361 -45%

Zip Code 28906 Race/Ethnicity

 White 90.8%
 Black Or African American 1.8%
 Hispanic 3%
 Asian 0.7%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.3%
 Two or More Races 2.4%

Zip Code 28906 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1847516454
Male Population48.60%
Female Population51.40%
Total Households7951
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
65.7%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$34370
Income Under $50K Per Year67.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year24.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.90%
114 US Congressional DistrictNorth Carolina 11
RepresentativeMark Meadows
PartyRepublican
114 US Congressional DistrictNorth Carolina 3
RepresentativeWalter Jones Jr.
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$125965
Average Real Estate Sale Price$100273
Current Unemployment Level (June 2016)5.10%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.56%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.61%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 66j - Broad Basins
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 28906 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)26283441505963625643352844
Avg Max Temp (°F)48536170778386868071615269
Avg Precip (In.)5.885.115.924.564.864.714.924.683.943.194.584.957.27
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Type
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours