Zip Code 28659 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameNorth Wilkesboro
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Wilkes
Area Code336 / 743
Alternate Zip Code NamesN WILKESBORO
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesCALL
Current Population:21134
Racial Majority:White 83.85%
Public School Racial Majority:White 70.6%
Unemployment Rate:5.4%
Median Household Income$37758
Average Adjusted Gross Income$47140
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time22.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range1043 - 1572 ft.
Area100 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.16588400, -81.07745500

Zip Code 28659 Description

Zip Code 28659 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Greensboro - Winston-Salem metro area. Zip code 28659 is primarily located in Wilkes County. The official US Postal Service name for 28659 is NORTH WILKESBORO, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28659 are contained within or border the city limits of Mulberry, NC, North Wilkesboro, NC, Fairplains, NC, Cricket, NC, Hays, NC, Wilkesboro, NC, and Millers Creek, NC. Zip code 28659 is within area code 336, area code 704 and area code 980. 28659 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28659 is 5.4% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.8% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 5.6% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28659 decreased to 21134 from 21559 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28659 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28659 public schools is White. 79.5% of students in 28659 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 16693 83.85% 17786 -6%
 Black Or African American 1246 6.26% 1222 +2%
 Hispanic 1646 8.27% 1719 -4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 8 0.04% 40 -80%
 Asian 50 0.25% 69 -28%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 3 -100%
 Other Race 47 0% 47 -100%
 Two Or More Races 248 1.34% 248 +7%

Zip Code 28659 Race/Ethnicity

 White 70.6%
 Black Or African American 6.2%
 Hispanic 18.8%
 Asian 0.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 4.2%

Zip Code 28659 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2113421559
Male Population49.50%
Female Population50.50%
Total Households8622
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$37758
Income Under $50K Per Year65.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.00%
28659 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 5Virginia FoxxRepublican
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28659 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
73Lee ZacharyRepublican
94Jeffrey ElmoreRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$165730
Average Real Estate Sale Price$91905
Current Unemployment Level 5.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45e - Northern Inner Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 28659 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)24263341505964625542332643
Avg Max Temp (°F)47526070788488868071605169
Avg Precip (In.)4.33.894.864.244.634.534.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
North Wilkesboro, NC
CBSA Type28659
CBSA Population67430
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours