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ZIP Code 28601

Primary City:Hickory, NC (View All Cities)
County: Catawba County
Timezone: Eastern (12:44pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.8, -81.3
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28601

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28601. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 28601. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28601, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Hickory, NC
Unacceptable:
Bethlehem, Lenoir Rhyne, Longview, View Mont, Viewmont

Stats and Demographics for the 28601 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28601 is located in north North Carolina and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 28601 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28601 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 50,026
Population Density 1,086 people per sq mi
Housing Units 22,696
Median Home Value $152,500
Land Area 46.05 sq mi
Water Area 3.23 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 20,398
Median Household Income $46,330

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6041,6531,6371,7091,5371,4271,4461,5991,7141,8861,6931,5191,4981,066825597454260
Female1,5051,5861,6211,6621,6111,4861,4381,6761,7711,8151,9101,6201,6581,322987866655713
Total3,1093,2393,2583,3713,1482,9132,8843,2753,4853,7013,6033,1393,1562,3881,8121,4631,109973

Gender

 Male 24,124 48%
 Female 25,902 52%
Gender

Race

 White 41,709 83.4%
 Black Or African American 3,122 6.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 165 0.3%
 Asian 1,576 3.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 21 0.0%
 Other Race 2,437 4.9%
 Two Or More Races 996 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1381,1112,2473,0162,8872,1891,419405
Renter8301,7001,3491,154863476373241
Total9682,8113,5964,1703,7502,6651,792646

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,941 49%
 Single Guardian 3,371 17%
 Singles 5,970 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,116 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 14,061 69%
 Households with Kids 6,337 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male305325320327303325316328381347309308331342362308326372341336
Female272306309318308309298334337336331322296336288335304371364352
Total577631629645611634614662718683640630627678650643630743705688

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28601 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28601 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 28601 real estate data, the median home value of $152,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28601. Rentals in 28601 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28601 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 48,817 97.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 5 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 312 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 723 1.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 169 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 9,137 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,275 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,986 31%
 Households Vacant 2,298 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,047 45.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 0.7%
 For Sale Only 450 19.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 85 3.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 237 10.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 463 20.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 212 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,236 19%
 2 Bedroom 3,149 49%
 3+ Bedroom 1,887 29%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $46,330 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 28601 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 28601 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 15,793 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,204 24%
 No Earnings 13,749 35%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 15,793 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 9,204 24%
 No Earnings 13,749 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,653 94.0%
 Public transportation 25 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 109 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 379 1.7%
 Worked at Home 804 3.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,305 15%
 High School Graduate 6,824 46%
 Associate's degree 1,082 7%
 Bachelor's degree 3,056 20%
 Master's degree 974 7%
 Professional school degree 530 4%
 Doctorate degree 185 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,345 77.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,125 11.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,008 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28601

ZIP Code 28601 is in the Hickory City School District. There are 17 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28601.

Frye School
S Campus 420 North Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hickory City School District
Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School
409 8th Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hickory City School District
Ray Childers Elementary
1183 Cape Hickory Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Clyde Campbell Elementary
2121 35th Ave Dr NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Webb a Murray Elementary
3901 Section House Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Snow Creek Elementary
3238 Snow Creek Rd
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Northview Middle School
302 28th Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
W M Jenkins Elementary
3750 North Center St
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Oakwood Elementary
366 4th St NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Viewmont Elementary
21 16th Ave NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Harry M Arndt Middle School
3350 34th St Dr NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Catawba County School District
Saint Stephens High School
3205 34th St Dr NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Catawba County School District
Hickory High School
1234 3rd St NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Hickory City School District
St Stephen Lutheran School
2304 Springs Rd NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hickory Christian Academy
3260 6th St Dr NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Johnston Wm Elementary School
174 23rd St NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hickory Day School
2535 21st Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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