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ZIP Code 28601

Post Office City:Hickory, NC (View All Cities)
County: Catawba County
Timezone: Eastern (8:58pm)
Area code: 828 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.8, -81.3
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 28601

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 28601. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 28601 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred 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 northern 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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 51,6041,5053,109
5-91,6531,5863,239
10-141,6371,6213,258
15-191,7091,6623,371
20-241,5371,6113,148
25-291,4271,4862,913
30-341,4461,4382,884
35-391,5991,6763,275
40-441,7141,7713,485
45-491,8861,8153,701
50-541,6931,9103,603
55-591,5191,6203,139
60-641,4981,6583,156
65-691,0661,3222,388
70-748259871,812
75-795978661,463
80-844546551,109
85 Plus260713973

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


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24138830968
25-341,1111,7002,811
35-442,2471,3493,596
45-543,0161,1544,170
55-642,8878633,750
65-742,1894762,665
75-841,4193731,792
85 Plus405241646

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


MaleFemaleTotal
1305272577
2325306631
3320309629
4327318645
5303308611
6325309634
7316298614
8328334662
9381337718
10347336683
11309331640
12308322630
13331296627
14342336678
15362288650
16308335643
17326304630
18372371743
19341364705
20336352688

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.

For more information, see Hickory, NC transportation.

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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, 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 4,807 15%
 High School Graduate 15,343 47%
 Associate's degree 3,111 10%
 Bachelor's degree 6,314 19%
 Master's degree 2,049 6%
 Professional school degree 671 2%
 Doctorate degree 305 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 following school districts: Hickory City School District, Burke County School District, Catawba County School District, and Private. There are 19 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 28601.

Hickory Career Arts Magnet High School
409 8th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Hickory City School District
Ray Childers Elementary
1183 Cape Hickory Road
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Burke County School District
Clyde Campbell Elementary
2121 35th Avenue Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Catawba County School District
Webb a Murray Elementary
3901 Section House Road
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 Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
W M Jenkins Elementary
3750 N Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Oakwood Elementary
366 4th Street NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Viewmont Elementary
21 16th Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hickory City School District
Harry M Arndt Middle School
3350 34th Street Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Catawba County School District
Saint Stephens High School
3205 34th Street Drive NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Catawba County School District
Hickory High School
1234 3rd Street 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 Street Dr NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Johnston Wh Elementary School
172 23rd St NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cornerstone Christian Academy
231 3rd Ave. NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
University Christian High School
629 8th Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Tabernacle Christian School
1225 29th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Hickory Day School
2535 21st Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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