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People

Total Population 1,869
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 25.8%
Employed Population 16+ 660
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,139
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.1%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $109,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Drexel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Burke
Metro Area Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28619
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.757
Longitude -81.604

Drexel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MORGANTON
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station HICKORY RGNL AP
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Station BLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 67.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Gamewell 3,986 $38,097
Hudson 3,732 $58,995
Morganton 16,748 $49,156
Rhodhiss 846 $35,469
Rutherford College 1,420 $60,625
Valdese 4,471 $63,638

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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