ZIP Code 28655 - Morganton North Carolina

ZIP Code 28655 is located in Morganton North Carolina. Portions of 28655 are also in Drexel and Salem and Valdese and Glen Alpine and Morganton Township and Upper Creek Township and Silver Creek Township and Quaker Meadows Township and Drexel Township. 28655 is primarily within Burke County, with some portions in Caldwell County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Charlotte.

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ZIP Code 28655 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameMorganton
Primary CountyBurke County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)56,692
Area Code(s)828
Current Time

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28655 Demographics

28655 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 28655 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28655 is White. The current unemployment level in 28655 is 3.8%.

Population Growth Rate2.60%
Population Density174 People per Square Mile
Total Households21,144
Percentage High Income Households1.3%
Median Houshold Income (2021)$45,725
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$52,800
Current Unemployment Rate (February 2024)3.8%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 79.27%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 58.33%

28655 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American7791.39%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander700.12%

28655 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American140.2%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander140.2%

28655 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College2,5488.59%
Bachelor Degree4,11813.89%
High School Diploma8,62629.09%
No High School Diploma4501.52%
GED or Alternate2,3738%
1 or More Years of College4,73815.98%
Associates Degree4,35914.7%
Masters Degree1,7886.03%
Professional Degree3571.2%
Doctorate Degree2930.99%

28655 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28655
RegionMetro Charlotte
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaHickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area326 Square Miles

28655 Politics

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28655 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Average First Frost DateOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DateApril 21 - 31
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion45e - Northern Inner Piedmont

28655 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)26283543526165645744352845
Avg Max Temp (°F)49546271788589878071615270
Avg Precip (In.)4.314.084.863.824.644.634.073.824.213.863.83.6549.73

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