ZIP Code 28516 - Beaufort North Carolina

ZIP Code 28516 is located in Beaufort North Carolina. Portions of 28516 are also in Morehead City and Davis and Harkers Island and Beaufort Township and Merrimon Township and Davis Township and Straits Township and Harkers Island Township. 28516 is entirely within Carteret County. Regionally, it is located in the Eastern Carolina Region.

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ZIP Code 28516 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameBeaufort
Primary CountyCarteret County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)10,610
Area Code(s)252
Current Time

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28516 Demographics

28516 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in North Carolina based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 28516 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28516 is White. The current unemployment level in 28516 is 3.8%.

Population Growth Rate1.05%
Population Density47 People per Square Mile
Total Households5,097
Percentage High Income Households2.8%
Median Houshold Income (2021)$49,183
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$66,850
Current Unemployment Rate (February 2024)3.8%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 83.08%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 72.25%

28516 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American980.89%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28516 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American40.31%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander10.08%

28516 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College6548.53%
Bachelor Degree1,43318.69%
High School Diploma1,99426%
No High School Diploma1451.89%
GED or Alternate4525.89%
1 or More Years of College1,49119.44%
Associates Degree81110.58%
Masters Degree4916.4%
Professional Degree851.11%
Doctorate Degree1121.46%

28516 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28516
RegionEastern Carolina Region
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaMorehead City, NC
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area223 Square Miles

28516 Politics

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North Carolina State Senate Districts in 28516
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28516 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Average First Frost DateNovember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DateMarch 21 - 31
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion63g - Carolinian Barrier Islands and Coastal Marshes

28516 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)36374351606872716655463954
Avg Max Temp (°F)57596572798588888476686073
Avg Precip (In.)5.313.994.32.974.544.085.997.336.374.343.994.557.69

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