ZIP Code 28602 - Hickory North Carolina

ZIP Code 28602 is located in Hickory North Carolina. Portions of 28602 are also in Mountain View and Long View and Hildebran and Brookford and Hickory Township and Icard Township and Jacobs Fork Township and Bandy's Township and Lower Fork Township. 28602 is primarily within Catawba County, with some portions in Burke County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Charlotte.

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ZIP Code 28602 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameHickory
Primary CountyCatawba County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)29,298
Area Code(s)704 / 828 / 980
Current Time

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28602 Demographics

28602 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 28602 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28602 is White. The current unemployment level in 28602 is 3.9%.

Population Growth Rate2.82%
Population Density419 People per Square Mile
Total Households11,218
Percentage High Income Households1.1%
Median Household Income (2021)$49,008
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$50,490
Current Unemployment Rate (April 2024)3.9%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 70.64%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 46.10%

28602 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American1490.51%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28602 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American10.05%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander110.56%

28602 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1,2437.73%
Bachelor Degree2,41014.98%
High School Diploma5,14932.02%
No High School Diploma4062.52%
GED or Alternate1,2227.6%
1 or More Years of College2,50015.54%
Associates Degree1,80811.24%
Masters Degree1,1957.43%
Professional Degree820.51%
Doctorate Degree680.42%

28602 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28602
RegionMetro Charlotte
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaHickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area70 Square Miles

28602 Politics

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28602 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

28602 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)28303744546267655946373047
Avg Max Temp (°F)49536270778387858071615269
Avg Precip (In.)4.173.934.843.654.484.594.193.874.223.633.63.6248.79

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