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Demographics

People

Total Population4,686
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+2,022
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,487
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,227
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,013

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,504
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$645
Median House Value$139,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23%
German16.7%
Irish10%
English6.7%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.3%
Dutch2.3%
Arab1.8%
Jordanian1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Palestinian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Polish0.5%
African0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Granite Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Caldwell County
Standard Zip Codes28630
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.8
Approximate Longitude-81.42

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)

StationHICKORY RGNL AP
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationMORGANTON
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationBLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip67.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hickory40,274$55,213
Hildebran2,076$42,109
Hudson3,733$58,536
Rhodhiss1,026$38,750
Rutherford College1,434$57,768
Valdese4,467$56,206

Granite Falls Public Schools

Baton Elementary
1400 Baton School Road
ZIP: 28630
(828) 728-9531
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Dudley Shoals Elementary
1500 Dudley Shoals Road
ZIP: 28630
(828) 396-3457
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Gateway School
1889 Dudley Shoals Road
ZIP: 28630
(828) 396-8373
Other
Total Enrollment 44
Granite Falls Elementary
60 N Highland Avenue
ZIP: 28630
(828) 396-2222
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Granite Falls Middle
90 N Main Street
ZIP: 28630
(828) 396-2341
Middle
Total Enrollment 620
Sawmills Elementary
4436 Sawmills School Road
ZIP: 28630
(828) 396-2610
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
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