Zip Code 28602 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:28981
Racial Majority:White 70.91%
Public School Racial Majority:White 53.9%
Unemployment Rate:4.5%
Median Household Income$44584
Average Adjusted Gross Income$49460
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time21 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range951 - 1214 ft.
Area69 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.67564800, -81.38303300

Zip Code 28602 Description

Zip Code 28602 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28602 is primarily located in Catawba County. Portions of 28602 are also located in Burke County. The official US Postal Service name for 28602 is HICKORY, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28602 are contained within or border the city limits of Hickory, NC, Mountain View, NC, Long View, NC, Brookford, NC, Icard, NC, Hildebran, NC, Newton, NC, and Conover, NC. Zip code 28602 is within area code 828, area code 704 and area code 980. 28602 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28602 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 28602 increased to 28981 from 27482 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28602 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28602 public schools is White. 63.2% of students in 28602 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 21047 70.91% 21069 +-0%
 Black Or African American 4494 15.14% 4066 +11%
 Hispanic 2930 9.87% 2140 +37%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 273 0.92% 68 +301%
 Asian 613 2.07% 1099 -44%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 41 0.04% 41 -73%
 Two Or More Races 493 1.06% 493 -36%

Zip Code 28602 Race/Ethnicity

 White 53.9%
 Black Or African American 14.8%
 Hispanic 16.9%
 Asian 8.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 5.5%

Zip Code 28602 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2898127482
Male Population49.50%
Female Population50.50%
Total Households11325
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.2%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$44584
Income Under $50K Per Year55.70%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year33.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.40%
28602 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 10Patrick McHenryRepublican
North Carolina District 11Mark MeadowsRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina Congressional Districts

28602 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
86Hugh BlackwellRepublican
89Mitchell S. SetzerRepublican
96Jay AdamsRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$173033
Average Real Estate Sale Price$107091
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 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 1 - 10

Zip Code 28602 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
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
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
CBSA Type28602
CBSA Population368496
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours