Hickory, NC 28601 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28601: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hickory, NC 28601

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bethlehem, NC 28601
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,362
  • Single Family Addresses: 20,436
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,936
  • County: Catawba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.754, Longitude -81.325
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28601 has segments in 4 Counties (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba).

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Hickory, NC 28601 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,088
Population in Households 47,908
Population in Familes 38,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,180
Population Density1 1,060
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 19,958
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 12,787
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,438 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,520 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,276 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $169,586
Average Home Value $235,862


Median Household Income $45,540
Average Household Income $70,280
Per Capita Income $29,093
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.25%
Households 0.15% 0.2%
Families -0.03% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hickory, NC 28601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28601 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 33 96th
Population Density1 # 107 86th
Diversity Index2 # 425 46th
Median Household Income # 329 58th
Per Capita Income # 157 80th

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