There’s a reason more than 7,000 people have chosen to call Lake Norman their home. Encompassing the counties of Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg, the residents of the area are situated along the man-made Lake Norman, which is fed by the Catawba River.
The Lake Norman area receives about 45 inches of rain each year and two inches of snow. The sun shines on the waters of Lake Norman and surrounding areas 214 days of the year with summer high temperatures around 88 degrees and winter lows just below freezing a 29 degrees.
The population in the 28031 zip code has nearly doubled what it was in 2,000, now housing 25,834 residents. The 28031 zip code encompasses 14.5 square miles of land and an additional 11.8 square miles of water. Popular areas within the zip code include Vineyard Point Marina, Outrigger Harbor, Kings Point Marina, Wher-Rena Marina, and Holiday Harbor. The area is also home to Davidson Creek, Ramsey Creek, Knox Creek, Hager Creek, and Gambles Creek.
There are 44.4 square miles of land an 8.6 square miles of water in the 28037 zip code. 18,822 residents make themselves at home here with house and condo values estimated at 282,300. Also within the 28037 zip code are Rock Springs Campground, Cove Haven, Ranger Island Marina, Westport Golf Course, and the Jarrett Racing Adventure Amusement Park.
McEver Field, the West Branch Rocky River, and several small lakes reside within the 28036 zip code, along with 16,009 residents living a combination of urban and rural lifestyles. The area encompasses 22.6 square miles of land and an additional 0.6 square miles of water. Homes in the 28036 zip code hold median values of about $360,500.
Nearly twice what it was in 2,000, there are 56,105 people living in the 28708 zip code. The area consists of 63.8 square miles of land plus 1.5 square miles of water. The zip code is comprised primarily of urban living, although thousands of residents still enjoy rural lifestyles. Average household income is around $89,774 with median home values of around $248,6000. Popular areas include Buzzard Rock Overlook, Cookson Dairy Farm, several small lakes and creeks, as well as nature preserves, wildlife refuges, and historic places.
An eclectic combination of urban and rural lifestyles converges in the 28115 zip code. The area is comprised of 73.7 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of water. Median home values in the area are around $171,200. Notable areas in the 28115 zip code include Carrigan Farms, Mooresville Plaza, and a handful of streams, rivers, and creeks.
Long Camp, The Pier Marina, Johns Landing, Jims Marina, Lake Norman Yacht Club and Commodore Marina are right at home in the 28117 zip code, along with several reservoirs, streams, rivers, creeks, and about 36,351 residents. The area encompasses 39.9 square miles of land and an additional 15.9 square miles of water. Rural and urban lifestyles combine with average annual household incomes of about $77,791. Median home values are $343,500.
Primarily rural with a few urban pockets, the 28166 zip code is home to approximately 9,310 residents spanning 28.9 square miles of land and 1.5 square miles of water. Average annual household incomes are around $54,282 with median home values of $160,500. The hushed community is also home to Skippers Landing as well as reservoirs, streams, rivers, and creeks.
The 28625 zip code envelops 195.8 square miles of land and an additional 1.3 square miles of water. Mostly rural with urbanized areas, the community is comprised of a population of 38,422 residents. Average annual household income is about $46,377 with median home values of around $140,000. Also at home in the 28625 zip code are Camp Alwood, Twin Oaks Golf Course, Statesville Country Club, Arts and Science Museum, a few farms, Newtowne Mall and smaller shopping centers, as well as several streams, rivers, creeks, and reservoirs.
Barely above its size in the year 2,000 the 28624 zip code is home to just 1,791 residents who enjoy a completely rural lifestyle. The area encompasses 62.4 square miles of land and no water. Home values in the 28624 zip code are an estimated $91,400 supported by annual household incomes of around $23,000.
The 28660 zip code spans 32 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of water. The rural community consists of 2,406 residents with average household incomes around $46,438. The majority of houses in the area were built between 1990 and 1999 and hold median values of around $152,600.
Slightly above its population in the year 2,000 the 28673 zip code is home to approximately 5,696 residents. The zip code spans 25.4 square miles of land and 4.7 miles of water. Average annual household incomes are around $65,174 with home values estimated at around $229,100. Notable areas include Camp Dogwood, Keisters Store, and Marshall Steam Station.
There are 33,789 people living in the 28667 zip code across 82.4 square miles of land and 2.7 square miles of water. Residents enjoy a combination of rural and urban lifestyles. Average household income is around $28,170 supporting median home values of around $113,700. Also in the 28667 zip code are Lakewood Golf Course, Vance House Museum, Southern Railroad Station, and several shopping centers.
Rural living is what the 28689 zip code is all about. One of the few zip codes to have decreased in size rather than increase, there are 1,290 residents in the area, almost 500 less than in the year 2,000. The small population is spread across 44.7 square miles of land, and 0.2 square miles of water. Homes in the area were built primarily between 2000-2009 with median values of around $135,300 supported by annual household incomes averaging $47,543 per year.
No matter what zip code you choose to live in, whether rural or urban lifestyles, Lake Norman and surrounding areas are beautiful places to call home.
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