ZIP Code 28168 - Vale North Carolina

ZIP Code 28168 is located in Vale North Carolina. Portions of 28168 are also in Bandy's Township and Howards Creek Township and North Brook Township and Jacobs Fork Township and Lower Fork Township. 28168 is primarily within Lincoln County, with some portions in Catawba County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Charlotte.

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ZIP Code 28168 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameVale
Primary CountyLincoln County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)10,632
Area Code(s)704 / 828 / 980
Current Time

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28168 Demographics

28168 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 28168 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28168 is White. The current unemployment level in 28168 is 3.5%.

Population Growth Rate4.16%
Population Density121 People per Square Mile
Total Households4,099
Percentage High Income Households0.7%
Median Household Income (2021)$56,828
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$423,280
Current Unemployment Rate (May 2024)3.5%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 89.06%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 87.42%

28168 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American00%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28168 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American00%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28168 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College4517.52%
Bachelor Degree86414.41%
High School Diploma2,00233.4%
No High School Diploma741.23%
GED or Alternate4697.82%
1 or More Years of College1,33222.22%
Associates Degree4417.36%
Masters Degree2834.72%
Professional Degree450.75%
Doctorate Degree330.55%

28168 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28168
RegionMetro Charlotte
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreasCharlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area88 Square Miles

28168 Politics

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28168 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Average First Frost DateOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DateApril 11 - 20
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion45e - Northern Inner Piedmont

28168 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)28303744546266655846373046
Avg Max Temp (°F)49546271788487868071615270
Avg Precip (In.)4.293.994.833.654.624.374.

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