Zip Code 28543 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameTarawa Terrace
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Onslow
Area Code910
Alternate Zip Code NamesJACKSONVILLE
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesTARAWA
Current Population:4699
Racial Majority:White 54.22%
Unemployment Rate:12.2%
Median Household Income$30910
Average Adjusted Gross Income$31640
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time21.5 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range23 - 26 ft.
Area2 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)34.72877884, -77.39369965

Zip Code 28543 Description

Zip Code 28543 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Greenville - New Bern - Washington metro area. Zip code 28543 is primarily located in Onslow County. The official US Postal Service name for 28543 is TARAWA TERRACE, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28543 are contained within or border the city limits of Jacksonville, NC, . The area code for zip code 28543 is 910. 28543 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28543 is 12.2% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.4% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 12.5% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28543 decreased to 4699 from 6401 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28543 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28543 public schools is . % of students in 28543 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 2933 54.22% 3081 -5%
 Black Or African American 785 14.51% 606 +30%
 Hispanic 1002 18.52% 707 +42%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 193 3.57% 40 +383%
 Asian 146 2.7% 49 +198%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 11 0% 11 -100%
 Two Or More Races 200 6.47% 200 +75%

Zip Code 28543 Race/Ethnicity

 White %
 Black Or African American %
 Hispanic %
 Asian %
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander %
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native %
 Two or More Races %

Zip Code 28543 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population46996401
Male Population48.30%
Female Population51.70%
Total Households1391
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$30910
Income Under $50K Per Year85.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year13.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year0.90%
28543 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 3Greg MurphyRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$172621
Average Real Estate Sale Price$164761
Current Unemployment Level 12.2%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8a: 10F to 15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 63h - Carolina Flatwoods
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 28543 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)34354148576570696351433651
Avg Max Temp (°F)57606775818790898476686075
Avg Precip (In.)4.973.784.493.174.234.826.646.826.243.613.453.7155.93
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Jacksonville, NC
CBSA Type28543
CBSA Population172836
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours