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Drexel is a town in Burke County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
The community was named for the Drexel family of Philadelphia
The latitude of Drexel is 35.757N. The longitude is -81.604W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,194 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,906.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Drexel 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 28619 ZIP code.
11% of Drexel residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Drexel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Drexel was $18,463, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Drexel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Drexel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $327. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.
Burke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Drexel political report.
The average commute time for Drexel workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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