ZIP Code 28697 - Wilkesboro North Carolina

ZIP Code 28697 is located in Wilkesboro North Carolina. Portions of 28697 are also in Moravian Falls and North Wilkesboro and Cricket and Wilkesboro Township and Reddies River Township and Moravian Falls Township and Lovelace Township and Antioch Township (Wilkes County). 28697 is entirely within Wilkes County. Regionally, 28697 is located in the Piedmont Triad Area.

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ZIP Code 28697 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameWilkesboro
Primary CountyWilkes County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)13,751
Area Code(s)336 / 743
Current Time
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28697 Demographics

28697 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 28697 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28697 is White. The current unemployment level in 28697 is 3.3%.

Population13,751
Population Growth Rate2.29%
Population Density221 People per Square Mile
Total Households5,292
Percentage High Income Households4.4%
Median Household Income (2021)$46,331
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$673,720
Current Unemployment Rate (June 2024)3.3%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 87.42%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 67.79%

28697 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Race/EthnictyTotalPercentage
White11,97586.59%
Black5864.24%
Hispanic9526.88%
Asian1210.87%
Native American640.46%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander1320.95%

28697 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Race/EthnictyTotalPercentage
White1,30772.45%
Black1196.6%
Hispanic35119.46%
Asian241.33%
Native American30.17%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28697 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College7119.86%
Bachelor Degree1,18416.42%
High School Diploma1,87225.96%
No High School Diploma1712.37%
GED or Alternate2423.36%
1 or More Years of College1,36818.97%
Associates Degree1,00313.91%
Masters Degree4516.25%
Professional Degree1411.96%
Doctorate Degree680.94%

28697 Geography

Coordinates36.13572311,-81.17179108
Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28697
RegionPiedmont Triad Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaNorth Wilkesboro, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area62 Square Miles

28697 Politics

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28697 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Average First Frost DateOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DateApril 21 - 31
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion45e - Northern Inner Piedmont

28697 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)24263341505964625542332643
Avg Max Temp (°F)47526070788488868071605169
Avg Precip (In.)4.293.94.884.24.634.564.34.094.43.783.573.5550.15

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