28601 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Hickory, NC (37.26%), St. Stephens, NC (15.73%), Bethlehem, NC (8.94%), Northlakes, NC (3.71%), Long View, NC (2.60%), Rhodhiss, NC (1.08%), Conover, NC (0.68%), Hildebran, NC (0.07%)
Counties: Catawba County, NC (64.23%), Burke County, NC (14.96%), Alexander County, NC (13.28%), Caldwell County, NC (7.53%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 48,428
Zip code population in 2010: 50,026
Zip code population in 2000: 46,176

Houses and condos: 22,061
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,484
% of renters here:

34%
State:

36%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 28601: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 46.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,052 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 28601
Zip code 28601 (Hickory, North Carolina) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.8% ($1,249)
North Carolina:

0.8% ($1,304)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,315 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,123 (0.8%)

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Males: 22,843  (47.2%)
Females: 25,585  (52.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 28601:

For population 15 years and over in 28601:

Zip code 28601 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28601

  • Zip code 28601 races chart
    • 39,623White population
    • 3,072Black population
    • 106American Indian population
    • 1,568Asian population
    • 12Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 52Some other race population
    • 760Two or more races population
    • 4,833Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 47,279
Rural population: 1,148

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $152,500
28601:

$152,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Median resident age:
This zip code:

40.9 years
North Carolina median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28601, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $60,107 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$60,107
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $48,880 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$48,880
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.2% for AGIs below $25k, 81.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 53.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,682 (reported on 37.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,682
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,441 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
Here:

$9,441
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,660 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

+$10,660
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,047 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$15,047
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $16,250 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
28601:

$16,250
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $15,482 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
28601:

$15,482
North Carolina:

$21,078
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $25,688 (20% of AGI, reported on 33.2% of returns)
Here:

$25,688
State:

$23,438

Here:

20.4% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $25k, 10.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,756 (reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,756
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $10,230 (reported on 33.1% of returns)
28601:

$10,230
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,225 (reported on 19.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,225
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.8%
Here:

56%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 52.0% for AGIs below $25k, 53.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 82.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28601, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $55,315 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$55,315
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $43,042 (reported on 85.5% of returns)
Here:

$43,042
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 113.8% for AGIs below $10k, 82.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 51.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,162 (reported on 43.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,162
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $5,462 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,462
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$12,343 (reported on 20.7% of returns)
Here:

+$12,343
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,864 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$13,864
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,932 (reported on 2.5% of returns)
28601:

$2,932
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $15,892 (reported on 1.1% of returns)
Here:

$15,892
North Carolina:

$14,754
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $22,134 (20% of AGI, reported on 36.9% of returns)
Here:

$22,134
State:

$19,464

Here:

19.8% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.5% for AGIs below $10k, 9.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,132 (4% of AGI, reported on 32.8% of returns)
Here:

$5,132
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.3% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $10,147 (reported on 72.6% of returns)
28601:

$10,147
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,702 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,702
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.1%
Here:

63%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 56.2% for AGIs below $10k, 65.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$46,330
North Carolina:

$45,906
Hickory, NC (28601) map Nearest zip codes: 28667, 28637, 28630, 28602, 28613, 28666.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

48.5%
North Carolina:

50.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.9%
North Carolina:

5.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,154
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 16,826


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 452 (270 now married, 182 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 11,597 (5,066 now married, 6,531 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28601 with a mortgage: 7,721 (316 second mortgage, 1,473 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,775

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,162
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S355

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.0%
Whole state:

17.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

7.9%
Whole state:

10.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5
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Year house built

  • 152010 or later
  • 2,3942000 to 2009
  • 4,1221990 to 1999
  • 4,4361980 to 1989
  • 3,8431970 to 1979
  • 2,5611960 to 1969
  • 2,3591950 to 1959
  • 1,2781940 to 1949
  • 1,0531939 or earlier

Zip code 28601 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Hickory, NC (28601)

  • 46no bedroom
  • 741 bedroom
  • 2,1172 bedrooms
  • 6,7573 bedrooms
  • 2,6764 bedrooms
  • 8265+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hickory, NC (28601)

  • 212no bedroom
  • 1,2361 bedroom
  • 3,1492 bedrooms
  • 1,6503 bedrooms
  • 2224 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory, NC (28601) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 276no vehicle
  • 2,9621 vehicle
  • 5,4532 vehicles
  • 2,7813 vehicles
  • 7304 vehicles
  • 2945+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory, NC (28601) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 738no vehicle
  • 3,1071 vehicle
  • 2,1392 vehicles
  • 3693 vehicles
  • 1184 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $676.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $265,107.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $152,500
28601:

$152,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,000 - $236,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $209,284
Here:

$209,284
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $152,453
Here:

$152,453
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $194,357
Here:

$194,357
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,386
Here:

$99,386
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $82,160
Here:

$82,160
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $49,267
Here:

$49,267
State:

$64,697

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 9.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 75.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,302

Size of family households: 5,711 2-persons, 2,957 3-persons, 2,173 4-persons, 991 5-persons, 243 6-persons, 132 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 5,613 1-person, 968 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 84 4-persons

6,941 married couples with children.
3,189 single-parent households (517 men, 2,672 women).

89.8% of residents of 28601 zip code speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% very well, 28% well, 25% not well, 2% not at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% very well, 14% well, 8% not well).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% very well, 14% well, 17% not well, 6% not at all).

Foreign born population: 3,531 (7.3%)
(33.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.3%
Whole state:

7.6%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 44%Mexico
  • 9%Vietnam
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 4%Honduras
  • 4%Canada
  • 3%Moldova

Most common first ancestries reported in 28601 (%)

  • 23%Other groups
  • 13%German
  • 12%American
  • 9%English
  • 8%Irish
  • 3%Scottish
  • 3%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 562010 or later
  • 1,3512000 to 2009
  • 1,2321990 to 1999
  • 1,137Before 1990

Zip code 28601 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 28601 not listed on the city page:

  • OAKWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 334; Location: 366 4TH STREET NW, HICKORY, NC; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY HIGH (Students: 104; Location: 409 8TH AVENUE NE, HICKORY, NC; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • FRYE SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: S CAMPUS 420 N CENTER ST, HICKORY, NC; Grades: UG - UG)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 28601:

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Zip code 28601 marital status for males
Zip code 28601 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 57%Electricity
  • 36%Utility gas
  • 5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 44,977. Population change in the 1990s: +1,199 (+2.7%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


54% of the 28601 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

90% of the 28601 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 568
Here:

11.3%
North Carolina:

9.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 138
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,138
Here:

33.2%
North Carolina:

17.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 62,566Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 61,472Management occupations
  • 56,779Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 52,298Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 50,781Legal occupations
  • 50,359Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (HICKORY, NC):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 723 people in college/university student housing
  • 312 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 150 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 632 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 400 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 18 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED271$122,182392$177,4081,590$171,73159$105,5733$8,099,710110$113,43222$68,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$143,01517$210,34498$178,8399$62,4710$05$66,4001$94,890
APPLICATIONS DENIED46$112,15141$159,742398$165,65647$36,7352$44,66028$93,71026$72,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$96,94534$126,240237$152,79610$126,4290$011$138,4152$48,340
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$129,9987$303,87166$183,0466$84,1130$05$119,6402$144,665
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED60$189,94742$197,7982$120,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$259,48611$230,5150$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$181,70511$181,1190$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$217,89010$182,0890$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$115,2936$260,7581$74,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 28601 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John32272.9 years
James31171.7 years
William28673.3 years
Mary28378.0 years
Robert21171.1 years
Charles16268.2 years
George14775.5 years
Ruth12479.2 years
Annie11481.8 years
Thomas11271.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 28601 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16971.6 years
Huffman15276.8 years
Sigmon13575.8 years
Miller12877.2 years
Bowman12676.6 years
Bolick10974.6 years
Teague10375.0 years
Johnson10373.3 years
Hefner10175.6 years
Lail9674.1 years
Businesses in zip code 28601
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Justice1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC2
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's3
AutoZone1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1Panera Bread1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza2Spencer Gifts1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx10Subway5
GNC1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Talbots1
Haworth1Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul5
Hollister Co.1UPS12
Jack In The Box1Walgreens2
JoS. A. Bank1Wendy's1
Jones New York1YMCA1

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