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, 2017)


Total Population 29,381
Daytime Population: Workers 30,597
Daytime Population: Residents 15,444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,041
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 29,090
Population in Familes 23,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 291
Population Density2 436
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $39,348
Average Household Income $54,712
Per Capita Income $21,555


Total Housing Units 12,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,273 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,167 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,375 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $127,179
Average Home Value $156,531


Total Households 11,440
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 7,698
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.5%
Households 0.48% 0.43%
Families 0.3% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Hickory, NC 28602 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28602 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 # 114 86th
Population Density # 199 75th
Diversity Index # 321 59th
Median Household Income # 510 35th
Per Capita Income # 495 37th

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