Hickory, NC 28602 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Hickory, NC 28602

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

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,510
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,680
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 751
  • 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).

Hickory, NC 28602 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28602 to the other 766 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 105 86th
Population Density1 # 191 75th
Diversity Index2 # 344 55th
Median Household Income # 377 51st
Per Capita Income # 408 47th

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Hickory, NC 28602 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 31,201
Population in Households 30,850
Population in Familes 25,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 351
Population Density1 425
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 12,247
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 8,271
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,950 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,297 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,406 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $139,451
Average Home Value $164,676


Median Household Income $40,895
Average Household Income $53,644
Per Capita Income $21,090
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.54% 0.41%
Households 0.58% 0.43%
Families 0.4% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

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