NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Hickory, NC

Hickory, NC is located in Catawba County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Hickory is about 85,286 with about 536 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 218,323.

The Average Home Value is $147,750.00, which is roughly 7% lower than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 22% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $49,157.00, which is roughly 1% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 15% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Hickory is about 8.4%.

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Catawba County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 54.61% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 67.83%
Democratic: 30.79%
Libertarian: 0.78%
Other: 0.36%
Green: 0.23%


Nearby Locations

Hildebran, NC (6.21 mi.)
Conover, NC (7.09 mi.)
Newton, NC (8.34 mi.)
Sawmills, NC (8.57 mi.)
Taylorsville, NC (10.31 mi.)
Claremont, NC (10.38 mi.)
Hudson, NC (11.28 mi.)
Valdese, NC (13.39 mi.)
Maiden, NC (13.99 mi.)
Connelly Spg, NC (16.92 mi.)
Stony Point, NC (17.14 mi.)
Lenoir, NC (17.71 mi.)
Cajahs Mtn, NC (17.71 mi.)
Cedar Rock, NC (17.71 mi.)
Vale, NC (18.59 mi.)
Catawba, NC (19.19 mi.)
Longisland, NC (19.19 mi.)
Boger City, NC (19.38 mi.)
Lincolnton, NC (19.38 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28601, 28602
Latitude : 35.676820
Longitude : -81.385287
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 1168 ft.
Area Code(s) : 828

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.46
Male Population Estimate : 45.12%
Female Population Estimate : 47.52%
Median Age : 39.4
Male Median Age : 38.3
Female Median Age : 40.5

White Population Estimate : 76.45%
Black Population Estimate : 9.55%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 8.18%
Asian Population Estimate : 3.48%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.07%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.64%
Other Population Estimate : 4.36%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Hickory specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Catawba County: About 5 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Catawba County: About 267 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Catawba County is about 25% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 7% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.