Hickory (zip 28602), North Carolina 

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Population

28,654

-1.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$40,869

Median Home Price

$116,900

Best Places to Live in Hickory (zip 28602), North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 28602 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Nearby mountains
Cost of living
Small-town feel
Cons
Employment
Arts and culture
Low ethnic diversity
 $149,900 
1140 16th St SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1344 SqFt
 $275,000 
2303 Westover Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2108 SqFt
 $176,900 
238 19th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1296 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


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City: Hickory
Zip Codes: Hickory (zip 28602)
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Hickory (zip 28602) is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hickory (zip 28602) jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Hickory (zip 28602)'s cost of living is 18.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hickory (zip 28602)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the 28602 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Catawba county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Hickory (zip 28602)'s population is 28,654 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Hickory (zip 28602) is $116,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Hickory (zip 28602) public schools spend $8,232 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in Hickory (zip 28602). More Education



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NEW LISTINGS IN 28602
$149,900
1140 16th St SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$275,000
2303 Westover Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$176,900
238 19th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$509,900
6369 Dwayne Starnes Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$509,900
6369 Dwayne Starnes Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$315,900
1428 Brandywine Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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