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People

Total Population 4,694
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,986
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,040
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $8,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,857

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,649
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $594
Median House Value $135,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 6.7%

Granite Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Caldwell
Metro Area Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir
Standard Zip Codes 28630
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.796
Longitude -81.43

Granite Falls 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 HICKORY RGNL AP
Distance 5.1 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 MORGANTON
Distance 13.9 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 BLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance 28.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Granite Falls, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baton (28630)

Dudley Shoals (28630)

Grace Chapel (28630)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hickory 40,108 $53,788
Hildebran 2,006 $39,408
Hudson 3,744 $61,274
Rhodhiss 988 $34,107
Rutherford College 1,092 $61,071
Valdese 4,468 $52,885
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Granite Falls High Schools

CALDWELL CO GATEWAY SCH
1889 DUDLEY SHOALS ROAD
828-396-8373
A Non-traditional School
Serves 86 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

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