ZIP Code 28604 - Banner Elk North Carolina

ZIP Code 28604 is located in Banner Elk North Carolina. Portions of 28604 are also in Seven Devils and Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain and Valle Crucis and Banner Elk Township and Watauga Township and Laurel Creek Township and Shawneehaw Township and Linville Township (Avery County). 28604 is primarily within Watauga County, with some portions in Avery County. Regionally, it is located in the Tri-Cities Region.

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ZIP Code 28604 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameBanner Elk
Primary CountyWatauga County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)7,671
Area Code(s)828
Current Time

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28604 Demographics

28604 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 28604 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28604 is White. The current unemployment level in 28604 is 3.4%.

Population Growth Rate4.84%
Population Density114 People per Square Mile
Total Households2,801
Percentage High Income Households3.8%
Median Household Income (2021)$59,250
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$442,700
Current Unemployment Rate (May 2024)3.4%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 93.22%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 85.89%

28604 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American130.17%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander120.16%

28604 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American00%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28604 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College2225.52%
Bachelor Degree1,12527.99%
High School Diploma85521.27%
No High School Diploma130.32%
GED or Alternate641.59%
1 or More Years of College69717.34%
Associates Degree45211.25%
Masters Degree42810.65%
Professional Degree1273.16%
Doctorate Degree360.9%

28604 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28604
RegionTri-Cities Region
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaBoone, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area67 Square Miles

28604 Politics

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28604 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Average First Frost DateOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DateMay 11 - 20
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfb - Oceanic Climate
Ecoregion66d - Southern Crystalline Ridges and Mountains

28604 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)20222937465357565038302338
Avg Max Temp (°F)40435159677377757062534459
Avg Precip (In.)4.283.884.964.254.834.664.434.394.213.693.863.2450.68

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