Zip Code 28139 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameRutherfordton
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Rutherford
Secondary County: Polk
Area Code828
Current Population:20111
Racial Majority:White 87.9%
Public School Racial Majority:White 75.8%
Unemployment Rate:6.0%
Median Household Income$42816
Average Adjusted Gross Income$52300
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time23.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range784 - 1280 ft.
Area161 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.34982200, -81.99419000

Zip Code 28139 Description

Zip Code 28139 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Greenville Spartanburg Asheville Area metro area. Zip code 28139 is primarily located in Rutherford County. Portions of 28139 are also located in Polk County. The official US Postal Service name for 28139 is RUTHERFORDTON, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28139 are contained within or border the city limits of Rutherfordton, NC, Ruth, NC, Spindale, NC, and Lake Lure, NC. The area code for zip code 28139 is 828. 28139 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28139 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 28139 increased to 20111 from 17943 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28139 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28139 public schools is White. 61.1% of students in 28139 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 16967 87.9% 17708 -4%
 Black Or African American 1074 5.56% 1475 -27%
 Hispanic 666 3.45% 487 +37%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 38 0.2% 46 -17%
 Asian 50 0.26% 98 -49%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 2 -100%
 Other Race 20 0.08% 20 -25%
 Two Or More Races 275 2.55% 275 +79%

Zip Code 28139 Race/Ethnicity

 White 75.8%
 Black Or African American 13.6%
 Hispanic 4%
 Asian 0.9%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 5.4%

Zip Code 28139 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2011117943
Male Population48.20%
Female Population51.80%
Total Households8037
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$42816
Income Under $50K Per Year58.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year31.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.80%
28139 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 10Patrick McHenryRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina Congressional Districts

28139 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
112David RogersRepublican
113Cody HensonRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$215084
Average Real Estate Sale Price$109486
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 45a - Southern Inner Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 28139 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)28303744546266655946373046
Avg Max Temp (°F)51556372798689878272625371
Avg Precip (In.)
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Forest City, NC
CBSA Type28139
CBSA Population63969
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours