Catawba County NC Information


Catawba County Subdivisions

Catawba County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 158,261
Daytime Population: Workers 91,538
Daytime Population: Residents 81,867
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 173,405
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 155,900
Population in Familes 127,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,361
Population Density2 397
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $44,916
Average Household Income $63,652
Per Capita Income $25,255


Total Housing Units 69,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,664 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,258 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,243 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $144,721
Average Home Value $210,822


Total Households 61,922
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 42,032
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.35% 0.37%
Households 0.23% 0.3%
Families 0.07% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


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, 2017 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 # 40 61st
Per Capita Income # 29 72nd

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