ZIP Code 28690 - Valdese North Carolina

ZIP Code 28690 is located in Valdese North Carolina. Portions of 28690 are also in Rutherford College and Lovelady Township (Burke County) and Drexel Township and Morganton Township and Icard Township and Lower Fork Township. 28690 is entirely within Burke County. Regionally, it is located in Metro Charlotte.

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ZIP Code 28690 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameValdese
Primary CountyBurke County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)9,212
Area Code(s)828
Current Time

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28690 Demographics

28690 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 28690 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 28690 is White. The current unemployment level in 28690 is 3.8%.

Population Growth Rate1.54%
Population Density411 People per Square Mile
Total Households3,872
Percentage High Income Households1.6%
Median Household Income (2021)$60,079
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2021)$421,700
Current Unemployment Rate (May 2024)3.8%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 89.62%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 76.48%

28690 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American70.08%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

28690 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American20.12%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander40.25%

28690 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College4367.78%
Bachelor Degree89816.03%
High School Diploma1,66329.69%
No High School Diploma520.93%
GED or Alternate3546.32%
1 or More Years of College97517.41%
Associates Degree65811.75%
Masters Degree4728.43%
Professional Degree821.46%
Doctorate Degree110.2%

28690 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 28690
RegionMetro Charlotte
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaHickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area22 Square Miles

28690 Politics

US Congressional Districts in 28690
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28690 Weather and Climate Data

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

28690 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)26283543526065645744352845
Avg Max Temp (°F)49536270788488868071615269
Avg Precip (In.)

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