Catawba County NC Information


Catawba County Subdivisions

Catawba County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 157,425
Population in Households 155,157
Population in Familes 127,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,268
Population Density1 395
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 61,586
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 41,915
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 68,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,774 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,812 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,383 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $142,715
Average Home Value $205,007


Median Household Income $43,396
Average Household Income $60,851
Per Capita Income $24,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.32%
Households 0.18% 0.23%
Families 0.04% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Catawba County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catawba County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 83rd
Population Density1 # 11 90th
Diversity Index2 # 57 43rd
Median Household Income # 41 60th
Per Capita Income # 29 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.