ZIP Code 28694 - West Jefferson North Carolina

ZIP Code 28694 is located in West Jefferson North Carolina. Portions of 28694 are also in Jefferson and West Jefferson Township and Old Fields Township (Ashe County) and Obids Township and Pine Swamp Township and Jefferson Township (Ashe County) and Jobs Cabin Township and Creston Township and Clifton Township. 28694 is primarily within Ashe County, with some portions in Wilkes County. Regionally, 28694 is located in the Tri-Cities Region.

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ZIP Code 28694 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameWest Jefferson
Primary CountyAshe County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)6,809
Area Code(s)336 / 743
Current Time

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28694 Demographics

28694 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 28694 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28694 is White. The current unemployment level in 28694 is 3.3%.

Population Growth Rate-5.33%
Population Density95 People per Square Mile
Total Households3,710
Percentage High Income Households1.1%
Median Household Income (2021)$44,456
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$402,200
Current Unemployment Rate (July 2024)3.3%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 90.46%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 83.99%

28694 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American00%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28694 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American20.15%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28694 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College4819.72%
Bachelor Degree60712.27%
High School Diploma1,76135.58%
No High School Diploma480.97%
GED or Alternate1783.6%
1 or More Years of College85117.2%
Associates Degree65813.3%
Masters Degree2645.33%
Professional Degree651.31%
Doctorate Degree360.73%

28694 Geography

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Cities/Towns in 28694
RegionsTri-Cities Region
Piedmont Triad Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaNorth Wilkesboro, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area72 Square Miles

28694 Politics

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28694 Schools

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28694 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Average First Frost DateOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DateMay 11 - 20
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfb - Oceanic Climate
Ecoregion66c - New River Plateau

28694 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)21222936455358565038302338
Avg Max Temp (°F)42455361697680787363544561
Avg Precip (In.)4.163.924.964.375.184.654.544.174.283.934.373.4251.96

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