Valdese, North Carolina is 39 miles NW of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center) and 53 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is in Burke county. The town is part of the Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir metro area. The population of Valdese is 4,485.
In Valdese, about 51% of adults are married. Adults in Valdese are more likely than in most places to live alone.
The town has disproportionaly more women residents than most towns.
In 2000, Valdese had a median family income of $41,411.
Among Valdese political contributors, John Kerry was favored among Presidential candidates in 2004, with $500. The Democratic party attracted the largest share of donations from the town.
Of the housing in Valdese, approximately 66% is occupied by their owners. Rents in the town are lower than most places in North Carolina.
In Valdese, 95% of commuters drive to work. Valdese features shorter commuting times than most similar places.
Valdese strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):
|Affordability of Rents |
|Low Violent Crime |
|Short Commute Times |
|Racial Diversity |
|Low Property Crime |
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