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Conover, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Conover had a population of 8,440 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Conover is located at latitude 35.7152 and longitude -81.2168 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the City of Conover (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Conover (GNIS ID: 2404118) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Conover is located within Township of Newton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Conover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,440
Daytime Population: Workers 11,110
Daytime Population: Residents 4,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.82
Population in Households 8,321
Population in Familes 6,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density2 761
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $46,106
Average Household Income $64,250
Per Capita Income $26,469


Total Housing Units 3,755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,252 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,194 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $141,884
Average Home Value $191,829


Total Households 3,446
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,234
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 0.37% 0.36%
Households 0.24% 0.3%
Families 0.23% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Conover, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Conover to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 101 86th
Population Density # 327 56th
Diversity Index # 304 59th
Median Household Income # 268 64th
Per Capita Income # 229 69th

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