Zip Code 28043 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameForest City
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Rutherford
Area Code828
Current Population:21055
Racial Majority:White 74.07%
Public School Racial Majority:White 70.8%
Unemployment Rate:6.0%
Median Household Income$35712
Average Adjusted Gross Income$42300
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time21.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range764 - 997 ft.
Area73 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.31079900, -81.87137600

Zip Code 28043 Description

Zip Code 28043 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Greenville Spartanburg Asheville Area metro area. Zip code 28043 is primarily located in Rutherford County. The official US Postal Service name for 28043 is FOREST CITY, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28043 are contained within or border the city limits of Forest City, NC, Spindale, NC, . The area code for zip code 28043 is 828. 28043 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28043 is 6.0% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28043 increased to 21055 from 20383 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28043 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28043 public schools is White. 70.4% of students in 28043 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 16344 74.07% 15973 +2%
 Black Or African American 3458 15.67% 3181 +9%
 Hispanic 1649 7.47% 1289 +28%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 158 0.72% 49 +222%
 Asian 153 0.69% 110 +39%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 2 -100%
 Other Race 27 0.07% 27 -41%
 Two Or More Races 424 1.31% 424 -32%

Zip Code 28043 Race/Ethnicity

 White 70.8%
 Black Or African American 12.7%
 Hispanic 8.7%
 Asian 0.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.4%
 Two or More Races 7.1%

Zip Code 28043 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2105520383
Male Population47.10%
Female Population52.90%
Total Households8547
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
70.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$35712
Income Under $50K Per Year65.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.70%
28043 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 10Patrick McHenryRepublican
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28043 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
112David RogersRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$148395
Average Real Estate Sale Price$72933
Current Unemployment Level 6.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago8.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45b - Southern Outer Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 28043 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)27293643536165645845362946
Avg Max Temp (°F)51556372798689878273625371
Avg Precip (In.)4.664.255.33.734.824.344.44.414.144.123.893.9952.06
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Forest City, NC
CBSA Type28043
CBSA Population63969
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours