Zip Code 28655 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMorganton
Zip Code StateNorth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Burke
Secondary County: Caldwell
Area Code828
Current Population:54996
Racial Majority:White 77.83%
Public School Racial Majority:White 66.5%
Unemployment Rate:5.3%
Median Household Income$43450
Average Adjusted Gross Income$48450
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time21.4 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range1083 - 3120 ft.
Area324 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.75514400, -81.74099600

Zip Code 28655 Description

Zip Code 28655 is located in the state of North Carolina in the Metro Charlotte metro area. Zip code 28655 is primarily located in Burke County. Portions of 28655 are also located in Caldwell County. The official US Postal Service name for 28655 is MORGANTON, North Carolina. Portions of zip code 28655 are contained within or border the city limits of Morganton, NC, Salem, NC, Glen Alpine, NC, Drexel, NC, and Gamewell, NC. The area code for zip code 28655 is 828. 28655 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in North Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 28655 is 5.3% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.1% 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 28655 increased to 54996 from 54898 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 28655 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 28655 public schools is White. 63% of students in 28655 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 42991 77.83% 42895 +0%
 Black Or African American 4854 8.79% 5353 -9%
 Hispanic 4029 7.29% 3783 +7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 223 0.4% 132 +69%
 Asian 1826 3.31% 1747 +5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 148 -100%
 Other Race 67 0.4% 67 +230%
 Two Or More Races 871 1.98% 871 +26%

Zip Code 28655 Race/Ethnicity

 White 66.5%
 Black Or African American 7.3%
 Hispanic 15.2%
 Asian 5.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 5.1%

Zip Code 28655 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population5499654898
Male Population50.70%
Female Population49.30%
Total Households21359
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$43450
Income Under $50K Per Year57.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year33.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.50%
28655 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
North Carolina District 11Mark MeadowsRepublican
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28655 North Carolina State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
86Hugh BlackwellRepublican
87Destin HallRepublican
112David RogersRepublican
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28655 North Carolina State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
45Deanna BallardRepublican
46Warren DanielRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$225869
Average Real Estate Sale Price$106367
Current Unemployment Level 5.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.1%
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 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 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
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
CBSA Type28655
CBSA Population368496
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours