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ZIP Code 28602

Primary City:Hickory, NC (View All Cities)
County: Catawba County
Timezone: Eastern (3:09am)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.7, -81.4
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28602

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 28602. 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 28602. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 28602, 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:
Long View, Longview, Mountain View, Mt View

Stats and Demographics for the 28602 ZIP Code

ZIP code 28602 is located in northwest 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 28602 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 large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 28602 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 28,981
Population Density 416 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,677
Median Home Value $121,700
Land Area 69.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.43 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,325
Median Household Income $37,803

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9561,0131,0281,0418028388521,0801,1231,1761,112892861592415290185100
Female9269369239478048598531,0831,0491,1041,125976922645507408276282
Total1,8821,9491,9511,9881,6061,6971,7052,1632,1722,2802,2371,8681,7831,237922698461382

Gender

 Male 14,356 50%
 Female 14,625 50%
Gender

Race

 White 22,135 76.4%
 Black Or African American 4,109 14.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 81 0.3%
 Asian 1,109 3.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 975 3.4%
 Two Or More Races 563 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner956521,3611,7391,5791,117644171
Renter34088188381554528715858
Total4351,5332,2442,5542,1241,404802229

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,422 48%
 Single Guardian 2,261 20%
 Singles 3,010 27%
 Singles With Roommate 632 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,503 66%
 Households with Kids 3,822 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male187200200200215190200217191205205217213188205215226211184150
Female169198207174177171212178198193186181177186202202218160165145
Total356398407374392361412395389398391398390374407417444371349295

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 28602 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 28602 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 28602 real estate data, the median home value of $121,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 28602. Rentals in 28602 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 28602 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 28,602 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 212 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 161 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,021 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,337 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,967 31%
 Households Vacant 1,352 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 561 41.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 17 1.3%
 For Sale Only 212 15.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 74 5.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 82 6.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 405 30.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 56 1%
 1 Bedroom 540 13%
 2 Bedroom 2,221 55%
 3+ Bedroom 1,253 31%
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 $37,803 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 28602 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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 28602 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,262 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,967 21%
 No Earnings 9,425 40%
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 9,262 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,967 21%
 No Earnings 9,425 40%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,043 95.3%
 Public transportation 12 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 45 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 183 1.4%
 Worked at Home 357 2.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,710 26.9%
 High School Graduate 4,927 49.0%
 Associate's degree 750 7.5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,164 11.6%
 Master's degree 421 4.2%
 Professional school degree 39 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 53 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,434 80.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 507 9.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 575 10.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 28602

ZIP Code 28602 is in the Catawba County School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28602.

Mountain View Elementary
5911 Dwayne Starnes Rd
Hickory, NC 28602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Grandview Middle School
451 Catawba Valley Blvd
Hickory, NC 28602
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Longview Elementary
2430 2nd Ave SW
Hickory, NC 28602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Southwest Elementary
1580 32nd St SW
Hickory, NC 28602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Challenger Early College High School
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Catawba County School District

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