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Granite Falls is a town in Caldwell County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
The community was named for falls on Gunpowder Creek.
The latitude of Granite Falls is 35.796N. The longitude is -81.43W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,191 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,572.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Granite Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Caldwell 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 28630 ZIP code.
12% of Granite Falls residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Granite Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Granite Falls was $17,750, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Granite Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Granite Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $939.
Libraries in Granite Falls include Granite Falls Branch Library ... View libraries
Caldwell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Granite Falls political report.
The average commute time for Granite Falls workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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