ZIP Code 28601 - Hickory North Carolina

ZIP Code 28601 is located in Hickory North Carolina. Portions of 28601 are also in St. Stephens and Conover and Bethlehem and Long View and Hickory Township and Clines Township and Icard Township and Lovelady Township (Caldwell County) and Wittenburg Township. 28601 is primarily within Catawba County, with some portions in Alexander County and Burke County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Charlotte.

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ZIP Code 28601 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameHickory
Primary CountyCatawba County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)53,172
Area Code(s)828
Current Time

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28601 Demographics

28601 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 28601 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28601 is White. The current unemployment level in 28601 is 3.9%.

Population Growth Rate4.19%
Population Density1,056 People per Square Mile
Total Households19,472
Percentage High Income Households4.6%
Median Houshold Income (2021)$60,277
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$71,980
Current Unemployment Rate (February 2024)3.9%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 77.47%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 49.16%

28601 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American520.1%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28601 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American130.22%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander50.08%

28601 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College2,1497.52%
Bachelor Degree6,30922.08%
High School Diploma7,38425.84%
No High School Diploma3231.13%
GED or Alternate1,0813.78%
1 or More Years of College5,24818.37%
Associates Degree3,14711.01%
Masters Degree2,0077.02%
Professional Degree6932.43%
Doctorate Degree2320.81%

28601 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28601
RegionMetro Charlotte
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaHickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area50 Square Miles

28601 Politics

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28601 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Average First Frost DateOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DateApril 1 - 10
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion45e - Northern Inner Piedmont

28601 Annual Climate Data

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

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