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28602 Zip Code (Hickory, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Hickory, NC (14.64%), Mountain View, NC (6.61%), Long View, NC (3.80%), Icard, NC (1.05%), Brookford, NC (0.89%)
Counties: Catawba County, NC (79.96%), Burke County, NC (20.04%)
Estimated zip code population in 2021: 29,656
Zip code population in 2010: 28,981
Zip code population in 2000: 27,482

Houses and condos: 12,912
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,862
% of renters here:

32%
State:

33%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 28602: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 69.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 426 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2021:
This zip code:

0.6% ($999)
North Carolina:

0.7% ($1,668)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,138 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $842 (0.7%)

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Males: 15,064  (50.8%)
Females: 14,592  (49.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 28602:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28602:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

Zip code 28602 compared to state average:

  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 28602 (2021)
    • 20,19968.1%White
    • 3,84713.0%Black
    • 2,4778.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,1727.3%Asian
    • 8923.0%Two or more races
    • 530.2%American Indian
    • 140.05%Some other race
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Urban population: 19,059
Rural population: 10,596

Estimated median house/condo value in 2021: $160,751
28602:

$160,751
North Carolina:

$236,900



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 75 registered sex offenders living in 28602 zip code as of February 28, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28602 is 399 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 28602, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $50,486 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$50,486
State:

$70,020

Salary/wage: $43,624 (reported on 86.2% of returns)
Here:

$43,624
State:

$58,387
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1202.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3697.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6903.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9833.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18010.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 68755.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $898 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$898
North Carolina:

$1,479
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $25k, 9.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 23.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 39.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1166.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,505 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,505
State:

$7,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.5% for AGIs below $25k, 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 45.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 96.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 201.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4031.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$16,574 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

+$16,574
State:

+$23,652
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 12.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 185.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 432.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 20841.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,549 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$9,549
State:

+$11,710
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 107.0% for AGIs below $25k, 103.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 176.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 369.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 462.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1518.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,503 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
28602:

$13,503
North Carolina:

$20,247
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 53.1% for AGIs below $25k, 61.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 170.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 308.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 495.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1731.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $36,412 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
Here:

$36,412
State:

$34,549
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.7% for AGIs below $25k, 66.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 172.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 250.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 777.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8777.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $13,991 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
Here:

$13,991
State:

$13,360
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 40.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 292.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3595.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,958 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
28602:

$6,958
State:

$7,586
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 32.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 206.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1386.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,230 (reported on 22.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,230
State:

$2,337
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 108.8% for AGIs below $25k, 73.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 93.8%
Here:

94%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 93.0% for AGIs below $25k, 95.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 95.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 94.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 92.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28602, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,778 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,778
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $37,847 (reported on 87.7% of returns)
Here:

$37,847
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.8% for AGIs below $25k, 84.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 64.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $630 (reported on 27.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$630
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,057 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,057
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,749 (reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,749
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,041 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

+$9,041
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,029 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
28602:

$11,029
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,481 (22% of AGI, reported on 25.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,481
State:

$23,438

Here:

22.3% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $25k, 9.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,553 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,553
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,559 (reported on 25.3% of returns)
28602:

$6,559
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,350 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,350
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.8%
Here:

55%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 52.3% for AGIs below $25k, 55.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 78.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28602, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $42,218 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,218
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $33,035 (reported on 90.5% of returns)
Here:

$33,035
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 112.6% for AGIs below $10k, 85.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $960 (reported on 33.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$960
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,691 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,691
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$37,449 (reported on 10.0% of returns)
Here:

+$37,449
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.4% for AGIs below $10k, -0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 25.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,989 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,989
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,948 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
28602:

$2,948
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% 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: $9,000 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
Here:

$9,000
North Carolina:

$14,754

Total itemized deductions: $16,866 (20% of AGI, reported on 29.3% of returns)
Here:

$16,866
State:

$19,464

Here:

19.6% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 6.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 17.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,811 (5% of AGI, reported on 25.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,811
State:

$4,035

Here:

4.8% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,036 (reported on 68.8% of returns)
28602:

$6,036
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,802 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,802
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.4%
Here:

63%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 57.7% for AGIs below $10k, 67.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 65.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2021:
This zip code:

$49,502
North Carolina:

$61,972
Hickory, NC (28602) map Nearest zip codes: 28637, 28666, 28667, 28601, 28168, 28612.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.8%
North Carolina:

45.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.9%
North Carolina:

47.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,895
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 10,053


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 249 (168 now married, 81 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 6,339 (2,749 now married, 3,587 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28602 with a mortgage: 4,739 (389 second mortgage, 291 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 224

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,041
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2021:
This zip code:

18.3%
Whole state:

13.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2021:
This zip code:

9.0%
Whole state:

6.9%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02020 or later
  • 5902010 to 2019
  • 1,6812000 to 2009
  • 1,9501990 to 1999
  • 1,8441980 to 1989
  • 2,1771970 to 1979
  • 1,4881960 to 1969
  • 1,2291950 to 1959
  • 8031940 to 1949
  • 8741939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Hickory, NC (28602)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Hickory, NC (28602)
  • 5no bedroom
  • 851 bedroom
  • 1,5882 bedrooms
  • 5,0603 bedrooms
  • 1,0314 bedrooms
  • 2535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hickory, NC (28602)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hickory, NC (28602)
  • 72no bedroom
  • 5421 bedroom
  • 2,1682 bedrooms
  • 9073 bedrooms
  • 1304 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory, NC (28602) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory, NC (28602) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 170no vehicle
  • 1,9081 vehicle
  • 3,2332 vehicles
  • 1,7703 vehicles
  • 6194 vehicles
  • 3435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory, NC (28602) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hickory, NC (28602) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 524no vehicle
  • 1,7781 vehicle
  • 1,2392 vehicles
  • 1713 vehicles
  • 1184 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28602 household income distribution in 2021

  • Zip code 28602 household income distribution in 2021
  • 1,043Less than $10,000
  • 699$10,000 to $14,999
  • 666$15,000 to $19,999
  • 814$20,000 to $24,999
  • 483$25,000 to $29,999
  • 614$30,000 to $34,999
  • 750$35,000 to $39,999
  • 507$40,000 to $44,999
  • 440$45,000 to $49,999
  • 962$50,000 to $59,999
  • 931$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,540$75,000 to $99,999
  • 915$100,000 to $124,999
  • 735$125,000 to $149,999
  • 409$150,000 to $199,999
  • 351$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2021 in zip code 28602

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2021 in zip code 28602
  • 163Less than $10,000
  • 100$10,000 to $14,999
  • 75$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 92$25,000 to $29,999
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 61$35,000 to $39,999
  • 117$40,000 to $49,999
  • 353$50,000 to $59,999
  • 239$60,000 to $69,999
  • 214$70,000 to $79,999
  • 337$80,000 to $89,999
  • 236$90,000 to $99,999
  • 799$100,000 to $124,999
  • 817$125,000 to $149,999
  • 779$150,000 to $174,999
  • 657$175,000 to $199,999
  • 666$200,000 to $249,999
  • 667$250,000 to $299,999
  • 333$300,000 to $399,999
  • 189$400,000 to $499,999
  • 95$500,000 to $749,999
  • 13$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in zip code 28602

  • Rent paid by renters in 2021 in zip code 28602
  • 155Less than $100
  • 89$100 to $149
  • 15$150 to $199
  • 163$200 to $249
  • 74$250 to $299
  • 125$300 to $349
  • 213$350 to $399
  • 339$400 to $449
  • 233$450 to $499
  • 256$500 to $549
  • 258$550 to $599
  • 125$600 to $649
  • 165$650 to $699
  • 123$700 to $749
  • 37$750 to $799
  • 192$800 to $899
  • 253$900 to $999
  • 347$1,000 to $1,249
  • 176$1,250 to $1,499
  • 78$1,500 to $1,999
  • 236No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2021: $731.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2021: $200,298.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2021 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $175,708
  • Black or African American householders: $130,266
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $123,071
  • Asian householders: $148,064
  • Some other race householders: $160,940
  • Two or more races householders: $213,008
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $156,206

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $160,751
28602:

$160,751
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,794 - $224,424

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $306,705
Here:

$306,705
State:

$316,354

Townhouses or other attached units: $517,558
Here:

$517,558
State:

$269,203

In 2-unit structures: $131,622
Here:

$131,622
State:

$212,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,783
Here:

$110,783
State:

$189,814

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,115
Here:

$141,115
State:

$258,822

Mobile homes: $32,350
Here:

$32,350
State:

$90,232
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28602
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,964
  • One, attached: 253
  • Two: 478
  • 3 or 4: 481
  • 5 to 9: 204
  • 10 to 19: 525
  • 20 to 49: 349
  • 50 or more: 101
  • Mobile homes: 1,479
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Unemployment: 7.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28602

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28602
  • 72.8%9,827Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%1,429Carpooled
  • 0.2%23Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.1%9Streetcar or trolley car
  • 0.2%24Motorcycle
  • 0.3%35Bicycle
  • 1.1%148Walked
  • 1.2%167Other means
  • 12.0%1,619Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28602

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28602
  • 370Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,1495 to 9 minutes
  • 2,09910 to 14 minutes
  • 2,72815 to 19 minutes
  • 1,92920 to 24 minutes
  • 77125 to 29 minutes
  • 1,00530 to 34 minutes
  • 19735 to 39 minutes
  • 19140 to 44 minutes
  • 41845 to 59 minutes
  • 41860 to 89 minutes
  • 20490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 77.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,656
  • Male householders: 6,044 (1,791 living alone), Female householders: 5,855 (1,679 living alone)
  • 5,336 spouses (5,298 opposite-sex spouses), 930 unmarried partners, (901 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,515 children (7,747 natural, 254 adopted, 513 stepchildren), 871 grandchildren, 438 brothers or sisters, 501 parents, 16 foster children, 301 other relatives, 587 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 310 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,538 2-persons, 1,612 3-persons, 1,566 4-persons, 435 5-persons, 396 6-persons, 234 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,468 1-person, 585 2-persons, 52 3-persons, 18 4-persons

4,030 married couples with children.
1,790 single-parent households (394 men, 1,396 women).

85.7% of residents of 28602 zip code speak English at home.
7.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% very well, 17% well, 10% not well, 2% not at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% very well, 14% well).
5.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% very well, 23% well, 4% not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (87% very well, 13% well).

Foreign born population: 2,131 (7.2%)
(42.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.2%
Whole state:

8.2%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 31%Honduras
  • 15%Sweden
  • 14%Indonesia
  • 10%Singapore
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 4%Zimbabwe
  • 3%Bolivia
Most common first ancestries reported in 28602
  • 23%American
  • 11%English
  • 7%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 4%European
  • 2%Scottish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3242010 or later
  • 7882000 to 2009
  • 5711990 to 1999
  • 609Before 1990

Zip code 28602 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CAROLINA SOLVENTS INCORPORATED (2274 1ST ST., S.E. in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM, -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3X85FJH1, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: PAINTS, VARNISHES, LACQUERS, ENAMELS, AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
    Organizations: CAROLINA SOLVENTS, INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • AMERICAN SLATE & MARBLE (1027 19TH ST. S.W. in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, AIR PROGRAM, -115DA4YG00M29W84AX3YG9S9XQ, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: CUT STONE AND STONE PRODUCTS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: CUT STONE AND STONE PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.; CUT STONE AND STONE PRODUCT MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: T.R. BURNETT, CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMERICAN SLATE & MARBLE-HICKOR, AMERICAN SLATE AND MARBLE OF HICKORY
  • CITY OF HICKORY, HENRY FORK WWTP (4014 RIVER ROAD / SR 1144 in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00UX2W84DX0HG6A3TU, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -1783, AIR PROGRAM, -0-007262, UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, -3M05FMYG006TPDE49SAU0EX4EG, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: HICKORY REGIONAL COMPOST FACIL (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , HICKORY, CITY OF (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CITY OF HICKORY, HENRY FORK WWTP ** INACTIVE **, HICKORY CITY HENRY FORK WWTP, HICKORY (CITY) - WWTP
  • CLARK TIRE & AUTO SUPPLY COMPANY (220 S CENTER ST in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: TIRE RETREADING AND REPAIR SHOPS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: CLARK TIRE AND AUTO SUPPLY CO
  • ALEXVALE FURNITURE INCORPORATED PLANT NUMBER 3 (6005 HWY. 10 W. in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, -115DA4YG00M29W84AX3YGFTTX6, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -1171, AIR PROGRAM
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, UPHOLSTERED; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: UPHOLSTERED HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: ALEXVALE FURNITURE, INC. (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ALEXVALE FURN PLT 3, ALEXVALE FURNITURE CO
  • C R LAINE FURNITURE CO INC INACTIVE (2829 US HIGHWAY 70 SW in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3XGF8RS1, WASTEWATER FACILITY
    Business SIC classification: WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, UPHOLSTERED
    Business NAICS classification: UPHOLSTERED HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING.
  • BARNHARDT MANUFACTURING COMPANY (2725 TATE BOULEVARD SOUTHEAST in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: FINISHERS OF TEXTILES; PLASTICS FOAM PRODUCTS
  • CHELSEA HOUSE PORT ROYAL INCORPORATED (280 15TH ST SE in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: WOOD HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, EXCEPT UPHOLSTERED
    Organizations: BILL CAIN (CONTACT/OWNER) , WILLIAM S CAIN (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CAROLINA PAVING OF HICKORY INCORPORATED (445 9TH STREET SE in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3X80AF1M, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -1185, AIR PROGRAM
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURES AND BLOCKS
    Business NAICS classification: ASPHALT PAVING MIXTURE AND BLOCK MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: CAROLINA PAVING OF HICKORY, IN
  • CANIPE & LYNN ELEC MOTOR (1909 1ST AVE SW in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: ARMATURE REWINDING SHOPS
    Alternative names: CANIPE & LYNN ELEC MOTOR *INACTIVE*
  • BELL SPRINGS MANUFACTURING (1525 NINTH AVENUE SE in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: WIRE SPRINGS
    Alternative names: BELL SPRINGS MANUFACTURING *INACTIVE*
  • CATHOLIC CONFERENCE CENTER (1551 TRINITY LANE STATE ROAD 1120 in HICKORY, NC)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - -115DA4YG00NP3W64FBEN03SES8, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -000118690, DRINKING WATER PROGRAM, -NC0118690,
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: HOTELS AND MOTELS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
  • BLUE TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1202 13TH STREET S.W. in HICKORY, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC classification: GRAY AND DUCTILE IRON FOUNDRIES
    Business NAICS classification: IRON FOUNDRIES.

Zip code 28602 marital status for males
Zip code 28602 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 74.2%Electricity
  • 14.0%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood

Population in 1990: 21,020. Population change in the 1990s: +6,462 (+30.7%).

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

  • This state: 20,299
  • Northeast: 1,412
  • Midwest: 831
  • South: 3,106
  • West: 1,624

60% of the 28602 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

89% of the 28602 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Hickory, NC (28602)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 260
Here:

8.3%
North Carolina:

14.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

11.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 182
Here:

20.1%
North Carolina:

17.5%
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Class of Workers in 2021
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 83,988Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 66,564Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 62,632Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 60,517Management occupations
  • 57,240Legal occupations
  • 55,484Business and financial operations occupations

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

  • INTRAMCO, INC (6420 GRGE HLDBRAN SCHL RD; small business) : $320,600 in 6 contracts from 1999 to 2006
    Contracts for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Museums and Exhibition Buildings, Other Quality Control, Testing and Inspection Services -- Miscellaneous, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Miscellaneous Buildings by National Park Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Navy, United States Coast Guard (disused code: now 7008), and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $127,000; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $0; 2005: $91,300; 2006: $101,300.

    Biggest contracts:
    $123,000 with National Park Service for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Museums and Exhibition Buildings. Taking place in VT. Signed on 2000-11-15. Completion date: 2001-08-15.
    $91,300 with Department of Veterans Affairs for Other Quality Control, Testing and Inspection Services -- Miscellaneous. Taking place in GA. Signed on 2005-01-19. Effective on 2005-02-01. Completion date: 2010-01-31.
    $66,300, same as above. Signed on 2006-01-17. Effective on 2006-02-01. Completion date: 2007-01-31.
    $35,000 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities. Taking place in VA. Signed on 2006-05-12. Completion date: 2006-07-14.
  • NATIONAL WELDERS SUPPLY COMPAN (2341 HWY 64-70 WEST)
    $39,330 with Navy for Gases: Compressed and Liquefied. Signed on 2002-10-01. Completion date: 2003-09-30.
  • CAROLINA PUMP & SUPPLY CORP (315 9TH ST SE)
    $28,791 with Navy for Power and Hand Pumps. Signed on 2000-06-16. Completion date: 2000-08-28.
  • DRILLING EQUIPMENT SALES INC (2515 HWY 70 SW; small business)
    $17,750 with Army for Mining, Rock Drilling, Earth Boring and Related Equipment. Taking place in ND. Signed on 2004-10-18. Completion date: 2004-12-15.
  • CAROLINA TAPE & SUPPLY CORPORA (502 19TH STREET PL SE; small business) : $14,531 in 3 contracts in 2005
    $7,265 with Navy for Office Supplies. Signed on 2005-04-04. Completion date: 2005-04-18.
    $4,301, same as above. Signed on 2005-08-01. Completion date: 2005-08-22.
    $2,965, same as above. Signed on 2005-09-29. Completion date: 2005-10-31.
  • CRYO-CARE LLC (4240-A JOHNSON BRIDGE RD; small business)
    $9,114 with Army for Hospital Furniture, Equipment, Utensils, and Supplies. Signed on 2002-09-23. Completion date: 2002-10-12.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249 employees: 2 establishments, 50-99 employees: 12 establishments, 20-49 employees: 12 establishments, 10-19 employees: 7 establishments, 5-9 employees: 3 establishments, 1-4 employees: 4 establishments)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (over 1000: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 5, 20-49: 7, 10-19: 10, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 13, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 5, 1-4: 13)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (100-249: 2, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 212 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 169 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 12 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 ORIGINATED184$138,132174$141,312826$145,87154$56,1082$341,50063$79,77937$76,824
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$64,07521$89,26859$119,4123$11,3830$08$29,7985$40,832
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$139,08720$106,524357$129,72523$49,2120$023$69,46020$57,622
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$96,77221$163,151175$143,4821$5,0000$012$52,6272$57,645
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$152,7105$209,61067$132,6133$47,4930$01$572,2406$56,255
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$181,00819$203,9870$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$147,1569$201,8562$95,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$169,6844$261,3082$104,305
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$146,2600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$113,4750$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 28602
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 28602 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 167. The highest number of fire incidents - 311 took place in 2002, and the least - 31 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28602 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.0%), and Structure Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28602
    • 1,13540.0%Outside Fires
    • 87730.9%Structure Fires
    • 52518.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 29910.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28602, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28602 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8774.6 years
James8370.9 years
William7174.9 years
Robert6169.8 years
John5571.3 years
Charles5068.3 years
George3773.0 years
Ruth3578.9 years
Betty3168.2 years
Paul2867.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 28602 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5173.3 years
Whitener3880.9 years
Huffman3676.8 years
Wilson3672.4 years
Young3477.7 years
Johnson3169.6 years
Propst3172.7 years
Brittain2975.6 years
Williams2971.7 years
Miller2774.9 years
Businesses in zip code 28602
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1LensCrafters1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Marriott2
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Advance Auto Parts3Maurices1
Aeropostale1McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Motherhood Maternity1
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1New York & Co1
Ashley Furniture1Nike13
AutoZone1Nissan1
Avenue1Office Depot1
Barnes & Noble1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster2Outback Steakhouse1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
CVS1Panda Express1
CarMax1Penske1
Catherines1PetSmart1
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A2Quiznos1
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack2
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry4Ruby Tuesday1
Discount Tire1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts2Shoe Carnival1
FedEx4Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel4
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Subaru1
GameStop3Subway3
Gap1T-Mobile2
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's1Target1
Hilton1Tire Kingdom1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul3
Hyundai1UPS9
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture1YMCA2
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