Hickory, NC 28602 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28602: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Hickory, NC 28602

Not Acceptable, USPS
Long View, NC 28602
Longview, NC 28602
Mountain View, NC 28602
Mt View, NC 28602

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,587
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,898
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 786
  • County: Catawba County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.662, Longitude -81.37
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28602 has segments in 2 Counties (Burke, Catawba).

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Hickory, NC 28602 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,643
Population in Households 29,339
Population in Familes 23,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density1 423
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 11,508
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,393 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,115 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,437 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $124,654
Average Home Value $152,303


Median Household Income $38,398
Average Household Income $52,478
Per Capita Income $20,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.48%
Households 0.45% 0.39%
Families 0.29% 0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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 28602 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28602 to the other 775 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 114 85th
Population Density1 # 193 75th
Diversity Index2 # 324 58th
Median Household Income # 506 35th
Per Capita Income # 499 36th

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