Zip Code 28609 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameCatawba
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Catawba
Area Code828
Current Population:5864
Racial Majority:White 91.74%
Public School Racial Majority:White 81.6%
Unemployment Rate:5.4%
Median Household Income$48734
Average Adjusted Gross Income$67810
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time29.3 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range794 - 1007 ft.
Area48 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.67759700, -81.05385500

Zip Code 28609 Description

Zip Code 28609 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28609 is primarily located in Catawba County. The official US Postal Service name for 28609 is CATAWBA, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28609 are contained within or border the city limits of Catawba, NC, Lake Norman of Catawba, NC, and Sherrills Ford, NC. The area code for zip code 28609 is 828. 28609 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28609 is 5.4% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.9% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 5.6% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 28609 increased to 5864 from 5513 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28609 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28609 public schools is White. 45.5% of students in 28609 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 5487 91.74% 5172 +6%
 Black Or African American 236 3.95% 404 -42%
 Hispanic 159 2.66% 188 -15%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.07% 23 -83%
 Asian 0 0% 36 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 4 -100%
 Other Race 3 0% 3 -100%
 Two Or More Races 34 1.59% 34 +179%

Zip Code 28609 Race/Ethnicity

 White 81.6%
 Black Or African American 4.9%
 Hispanic 7.2%
 Asian 2.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.5%
 Two or More Races 3.3%

Zip Code 28609 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population58645513
Male Population51.00%
Female Population49.00%
Total Households2302
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.5%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
50.0%
Median Household Income$48734
Income Under $50K Per Year51.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year37.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year10.90%
28609 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 10Patrick McHenryRepublican
North Carolina District 9Dan BishopRepublican
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28609 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
89Mitchell S. SetzerRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$302814
Average Real Estate Sale Price$161469
Current Unemployment Level 5.4%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.0%
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 11 - 20

Zip Code 28609 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)27293644536266655845362946
Avg Max Temp (°F)49546271788488868071615270
Avg Precip (In.)4.063.774.653.494.414.384.033.754.113.583.423.5947.23
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
CBSA Type28609
CBSA Population368496
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours