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People

Total Population 4,471
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 27.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,627
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,638
% Above Poverty Level 76.3%
% Below Poverty Level 23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 41.3%
Median Gross Rent $354
Median House Value $129,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 19.5%
Irish 11.8%

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

Valdese Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Burke
Metro Area Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir
Standard Zip Codes 28690
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.74
Longitude -81.563

Valdese 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 5.8 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 MARION 2 NW
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Station BLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance 29.3 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
Drexel 1,869 $45,139
Granite Falls 4,683 $57,021
Hildebran 2,173 $43,796
Morganton 16,748 $49,156
Rhodhiss 846 $35,469
Rutherford College 1,420 $60,625

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

Valdese Hospitals

VALDESE GENERAL HOSPITAL INC
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
720 MALCOLM BLVD
(828) 874-2251
Emergency Service: Yes

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