Zip Code 28601 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameHickory
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Catawba
Secondary County: Burke
Area Code828
Current Population:50026
Racial Majority:White 80.34%
Public School Racial Majority:White 58.4%
Unemployment Rate:4.5%
Median Household Income$52182
Average Adjusted Gross Income$70410
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time18.3 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range991 - 1099 ft.
Area50 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.77373400, -81.32526700

Zip Code 28601 Description

Zip Code 28601 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28601 is primarily located in Catawba County. Portions of 28601 are also located in Burke County. The official US Postal Service name for 28601 is HICKORY, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28601 are contained within or border the city limits of Hickory, NC, St. Stephens, NC, Bethlehem, NC, Northlakes, NC, Long View, NC, Rhodhiss, NC, Conover, NC, and Hildebran, NC. The area code for zip code 28601 is 828. 28601 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28601 is 4.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 4.9% 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 28601 increased to 50026 from 46176 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28601 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28601 public schools is White. 55.4% of students in 28601 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 39060 80.34% 39623 -1%
 Black Or African American 2880 5.92% 3072 -6%
 Hispanic 3988 8.2% 4833 -17%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 82 0.17% 106 -23%
 Asian 1483 3.05% 1568 -5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 12 -100%
 Other Race 52 0.23% 52 +115%
 Two Or More Races 760 2.09% 760 +33%

Zip Code 28601 Race/Ethnicity

 White 58.4%
 Black Or African American 12%
 Hispanic 20.1%
 Asian 4.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 5.2%

Zip Code 28601 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population5002646176
Male Population48.20%
Female Population51.80%
Total Households20398
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
90.9%
Median Household Income$52182
Income Under $50K Per Year47.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year34.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year18.30%
28601 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 10Patrick McHenryRepublican
North Carolina District 5Virginia FoxxRepublican
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28601 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
73Lee ZacharyRepublican
86Hugh BlackwellRepublican
87Destin HallRepublican
96Jay AdamsRepublican
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28601 North Carolina State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
42Andy WellsRepublican
45Deanna BallardRepublican
46Warren DanielRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$199127
Average Real Estate Sale Price$165188
Current Unemployment Level 4.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.3%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45e - Northern Inner Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 28601 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)27293644536266655946373046
Avg Max Temp (°F)49536171778387858071615269
Avg Precip (In.)4.163.934.833.674.484.64.193.874.243.63.593.6148.78
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
CBSA Type28601
CBSA Population368496
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours