Zip Code 28159 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameSpencer
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Rowan
Area Code704 / 980
Current Population:3108
Racial Majority:White 57.61%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 41.9%
Unemployment Rate:8.7%
Median Household Income$48225
Average Adjusted Gross Income$38450
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time21.9 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range692 - 692 ft.
Area2 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.69395900, -80.43488200

Zip Code 28159 Description

Zip Code 28159 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28159 is primarily located in Rowan County. The official US Postal Service name for 28159 is SPENCER, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28159 are contained within or border the city limits of Spencer, NC, Salisbury, NC, . Zip code 28159 is within area code 704 and area code 980. 28159 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28159 is 8.7% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.6% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28159 increased to 3108 from 3055 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28159 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28159 public schools is Black. 75.6% of students in 28159 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 1782 57.61% 1683 +6%
 Black Or African American 839 27.13% 1041 -19%
 Hispanic 277 8.96% 291 -5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 138 4.46% 9 +1433%
 Asian 24 0.78% 30 -20%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 4 0% 4 -100%
 Two Or More Races 45 1.07% 45 -27%

Zip Code 28159 Race/Ethnicity

 White 36.3%
 Black Or African American 41.9%
 Hispanic 12.7%
 Asian 2.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.8%
 Two or More Races 5.6%

Zip Code 28159 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population31083055
Male Population46.90%
Female Population53.10%
Total Households1166
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
75.6%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$48225
Income Under $50K Per Year52.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.00%
28159 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 12Alma AdamsDemocrat
North Carolina District 8Richard HudsonRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$90125
Average Real Estate Sale Price$74200
Current Unemployment Level 8.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level8.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.8%
28144 - Salisbury
Spencer, NC
Salisbury, NC
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 28159 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)29313846556367665947383148
Avg Max Temp (°F)50556373798689888272625371
Avg Precip (In.)3.843.594.323.393.884.013.863.413.763.663.153.2744.15
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Salisbury, NC
CBSA Type28159
CBSA Population142013
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 28159
North Rowan High SchoolRowan
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 28159
North Rowan Middle SchoolRowan
List of Elementary Schools in Zipcode 28159
North Rowan Elementary SchoolRowan