Zip Code 28168 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameVale
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Lincoln
Secondary County: Catawba
Area Code704 / 980
Current Population:10230
Racial Majority:White 92.42%
Public School Racial Majority:White 90.5%
Unemployment Rate:3.9%
Median Household Income$47122
Average Adjusted Gross Income$48100
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time31.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range873 - 1207 ft.
Area88 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.55220300, -81.41989300

Zip Code 28168 Description

Zip Code 28168 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28168 is primarily located in Lincoln County. Portions of 28168 are also located in Catawba County. The official US Postal Service name for 28168 is VALE, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28168 are contained within or border the city limits of Belwood, NC, . Zip code 28168 is within area code 704, area code 980 and area code 828. 28168 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28168 is 3.9% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.6% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 4.6% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 5.2%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28168 increased to 10230 from 9366 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28168 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28168 public schools is White. 58.7% of students in 28168 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 9712 92.42% 9436 +3%
 Black Or African American 77 0.73% 239 -68%
 Hispanic 494 4.7% 356 +39%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 25 -100%
 Asian 119 1.13% 78 +53%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 2 -100%
 Other Race 6 0% 6 -100%
 Two Or More Races 88 1.01% 88 +20%

Zip Code 28168 Race/Ethnicity

 White 90.5%
 Black Or African American 1.7%
 Hispanic 4.7%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 2.4%

Zip Code 28168 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population102309366
Male Population49.80%
Female Population50.20%
Total Households3941
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$47122
Income Under $50K Per Year53.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.50%
28168 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 10Patrick McHenryRepublican
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28168 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
89Mitchell S. SetzerRepublican
97Jason SaineRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$155614
Average Real Estate Sale Price$75298
Current Unemployment Level 3.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45e - Northern Inner Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 28168 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)28303744546266655846373046
Avg Max Temp (°F)49546271788487868071615270
Avg Precip (In.)4.293.994.833.654.624.374.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Lincolnton, NC
CBSA Type28168
CBSA Population78115
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
List of High Schools in Zipcode 28168
Fred T Foard High SchoolCatawba
West Lincoln High SchoolLincoln
List of Middle Schools in Zipcode 28168
West Lincoln Middle SchoolLincoln