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Demographics

People

Total Population4,408
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens26.1%
Employed Population 16+1,602
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,456
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,118
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,691

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,563
% Above Poverty Level79.8%
% Below Poverty Level20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$525
Median House Value$110,600

Ancestry

English14.4%
German13.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%
Irish8.6%
Scottish4.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Italian2.3%
Dutch2.2%
Welsh0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Polish0.3%
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Valdese Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burke County
Standard Zip Codes28690
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.74
Approximate Longitude-81.55

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)

StationMORGANTON
Distance5.8 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
StationMARION 2 NW
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationBLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance29.3 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
Drexel1,828$56,477
Granite Falls4,644$66,875
Hildebran2,160$34,063
Morganton16,478$52,880
Rhodhiss1,011$36,429
Rutherford College1,143$56,500

Valdese Public Schools

Heritage Middle
1951 Enon Road
ZIP: 28690
(828) 874-0731
Middle
Total Enrollment 540
Jimmy C Draughn High School
709 Lovelady Road Ne
ZIP: 28690
(828) 879-4200
High
Total Enrollment 722
Valdese Elementary
298 Praley Street
ZIP: 28690
(828) 874-0704
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
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