Zip Code 28605 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameBlowing Rock
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Watauga
Secondary County: Avery
Area Code828
Current Population:3412
Racial Majority:White 95.96%
Public School Racial Majority:White 90.9%
Unemployment Rate:3.4%
Median Household Income$53988
Average Adjusted Gross Income$101610
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time15 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range3127 - 4160 ft.
Area32 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.12844000, -81.72668300

Zip Code 28605 Description

Zip Code 28605 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28605 is primarily located in Watauga County. Portions of 28605 are also located in Avery County. The official US Postal Service name for 28605 is BLOWING ROCK, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28605 are contained within or border the city limits of Blowing Rock, NC, Grandfather, NC, . The area code for zip code 28605 is 828. 28605 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28605 is 3.4% 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 28605 increased to 3412 from 3280 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28605 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28605 public schools is White. 21.1% of students in 28605 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 3630 95.96% 3273 +11%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 11 -100%
 Hispanic 113 2.99% 51 +122%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.16% 6 +0%
 Asian 0 0% 17 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 2 0% 2 -100%
 Two Or More Races 52 0.9% 52 -35%

Zip Code 28605 Race/Ethnicity

 White 90.9%
 Black Or African American 1.8%
 Hispanic 2.4%
 Asian 0.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.6%
 Two or More Races 3.9%

Zip Code 28605 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population34123280
Male Population49.40%
Female Population50.60%
Total Households1599
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$53988
Income Under $50K Per Year46.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year34.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year19.40%
28605 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 5Virginia FoxxRepublican
North Carolina District 11Mark MeadowsRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$487649
Average Real Estate Sale Price$422071
Current Unemployment Level 3.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfb - Oceanic Climate
Ecoregion 66d - Southern Crystalline Ridges and Mountains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 28605 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)23243139485660595341332641
Avg Max Temp (°F)42455363707679787263544662
Avg Precip (In.)5.174.536.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Boone, NC
CBSA Type28605
CBSA Population46678
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours