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People

Total Population 1,513
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 608
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 61.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,500
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $670
Median House Value $109,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 7.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MORGANTON
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
Station HICKORY RGNL AP
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
Station GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Drexel 1,869 $45,139
Gamewell 3,986 $38,097
Marion 7,914 $33,912
Morganton 16,748 $49,156
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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