Zip Code 28697 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameWilkesboro
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Wilkes
Area Code336 / 743
Current Population:12930
Racial Majority:White 83.27%
Public School Racial Majority:White 74.6%
Unemployment Rate:3.5%
Median Household Income$47948
Average Adjusted Gross Income$63860
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time19.8 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range1027 - 1522 ft.
Area62 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.13572400, -81.17179000

Zip Code 28697 Description

Zip Code 28697 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Greensboro - Winston-Salem metro area. Zip code 28697 is primarily located in Wilkes County. The official US Postal Service name for 28697 is WILKESBORO, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28697 are contained within or border the city limits of Wilkesboro, NC, Moravian Falls, NC, North Wilkesboro, NC, Cricket, NC, and Millers Creek, NC. The area code for zip code 28697 is 336. 28697 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28697 is 3.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.8% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 3.6% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28697 increased to 12930 from 12222 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28697 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28697 public schools is White. 57.5% of students in 28697 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 10487 83.27% 10852 -3%
 Black Or African American 677 5.38% 725 -7%
 Hispanic 1107 8.79% 1008 +10%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 43 0.34% 18 +139%
 Asian 55 0.44% 144 -62%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 7 -100%
 Other Race 8 0% 8 -100%
 Two Or More Races 168 1.79% 168 +34%

Zip Code 28697 Race/Ethnicity

 White 74.6%
 Black Or African American 6.1%
 Hispanic 14.6%
 Asian 0.9%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 3.6%

Zip Code 28697 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1293012222
Male Population49.00%
Female Population51.00%
Total Households5364
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$47948
Income Under $50K Per Year52.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year32.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year15.50%
28697 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 5Virginia FoxxRepublican
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28697 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
94Jeffrey ElmoreRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$247640
Average Real Estate Sale Price$107642
Current Unemployment Level 3.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.7%
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 28697 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)24263341505964625542332643
Avg Max Temp (°F)47526070788488868071605169
Avg Precip (In.)
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
North Wilkesboro, NC
CBSA Type28697
CBSA Population67430
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours