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Valdese is a town in Burke County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
The community name derives from Italian term for "valley of our lord."
The latitude of Valdese is 35.740N. The longitude is -81.563W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,217 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,549.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Valdese demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burke County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28671 ZIP code.
16% of Valdese residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Valdese ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Valdese was $18,965, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Valdese residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Valdese, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.
Libraries in Valdese include Valdese Public Library ... View libraries
Burke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Valdese political report.
The average commute time for Valdese workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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