Catawba County NC Information


Catawba County Subdivisions

Catawba County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 159,483
Population in Households 157,097
Population in Familes 129,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,386
Population Density1 400
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $48,440
Average Household Income $67,046
Per Capita Income $26,628


Total Housing Units 69,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,818 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,686 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,051 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $151,756
Average Home Value $216,409


Total Households 62,504
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 42,441
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.49%
Households 0.32% 0.44%
Families 0.18% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.55%


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, 2018 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 Density # 11 90th
Diversity Index # 57 44th
Median Household Income # 37 64th
Per Capita Income # 29 72nd

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