Zip Code 28604 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBanner Elk
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Watauga
Secondary County: Avery
Area Code828
Alternate Zip Code NamesBEECH MNT
BEECH MOUNTAIN
SEVEN DEVILS
SUGAR MOUNTAIN
SUGAR MTN
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesBALM
ELK VALLEY
FOSCOE
GRANDFATHER
KELLERSVILLE
MATNEY
NORWOOD HOLLOW
ROMINGER
WHITE ROCK
Current Population:6249
Racial Majority:White 89.75%
Public School Racial Majority:White 83.3%
Unemployment Rate:3.7%
Median Household Income$40355
Average Adjusted Gross Income$59510
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time19.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range3005 - 4567 ft.
Area64 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.17652600, -81.84724900

Zip Code 28604 Description

Zip Code 28604 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28604 is primarily located in Watauga County. Portions of 28604 are also located in Avery County. The official US Postal Service name for 28604 is BANNER ELK, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28604 are contained within or border the city limits of Beech Mountain, NC, Sugar Mountain, NC, Seven Devils, NC, and Banner Elk, NC. The area code for zip code 28604 is 828. 28604 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28604 is 3.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.7% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 4.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28604 increased to 6249 from 5466 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28604 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28604 public schools is White. 48.1% of students in 28604 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 6015 89.75% 5783 +4%
 Black Or African American 161 2.4% 92 +75%
 Hispanic 179 2.67% 246 -27%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 33 0.49% 22 +50%
 Asian 133 1.98% 31 +329%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 1 -100%
 Other Race 6 0.03% 6 -67%
 Two Or More Races 68 2.67% 68 +163%

Zip Code 28604 Race/Ethnicity

 White 83.3%
 Black Or African American 0%
 Hispanic 6.8%
 Asian 2.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 7.4%

Zip Code 28604 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population62495466
Male Population50.50%
Female Population49.50%
Total Households2599
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.1%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$40355
Income Under $50K Per Year60.70%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year29.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.30%
28604 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 5Virginia FoxxRepublican
North Carolina District 11Mark MeadowsRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina Congressional Districts

28604 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
85Josh DobsonRepublican
93C. Ray RussellDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$336971
Average Real Estate Sale Price$175510
Current Unemployment Level 3.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.1%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfb - Oceanic Climate
Ecoregion 66d - Southern Crystalline Ridges and Mountains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 11 - 20

Zip Code 28604 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
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
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Type
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours