Glen Alpine, North Carolina

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Glen Alpine, North Carolina

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High Points

Glen Alpine strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Glen Alpine Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 12% Glen Alpine Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Glen Alpine, North Carolina

Comparing Glen Alpine to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Glen Alpine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles E of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Burke
Metro Area Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28628
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.728
Longitude -81.779

Glen Alpine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 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
Distance 22.2 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
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 51 F
Jul Temp 57 to 69 F
Oct Temp 40 to 54 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
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Glen Alpine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,090 100%
Male 532 48.8%
Female 558 51.2%
Under 18 277 25.4%
18+ 813 74.6%
65+ 171 15.7%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3.05
White 886 81.3%
African-American 42 3.9%
Asian 147 13.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 7 0.6%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.7%

Estimated Glen Alpine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,072
Growth -18
Growth % -1.7%

Glen Alpine Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 18.9%
German 11.9%
Irish 9.2%
English 8%
Italian 2.8%
Scottish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Polish 0.8%
British 0.7%
European 0.7%
Hungarian 0.4%
Slovak 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glen Alpine 1,090 $44,167
Drexel 1,938 $41,917
Gamewell 3,644 $43,167
Marion 4,943 $35,463
Morganton 17,310 $42,687
Rutherford College 1,293 $42,206
Valdese 4,485 $41,411
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