Hickory, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Hickory, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hickory had a population of 41,670 as of July 1, 2018. Hickory ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hickory is located at latitude 35.7414 and longitude -81.3242 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hickory (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Hickory are located in Catawba County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Burke County, and Caldwell County.

The City of Hickory (GNIS ID: 2404693) 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 Hickory is located within Township of Hickory, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hickory: Berryville, Hickory Tavern, West Hickory.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 41,670
Population in Households 40,272
Population in Familes 31,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,398
Population Density2 1,393
Diversity Index3 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,120
Average Household Income $68,059
Per Capita Income $28,845

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,951 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,237 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,004 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $165,004
Average Home Value $229,069
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,188
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 10,238
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.52%
Households 0.39% 0.48%
Families 0.31% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Hickory, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hickory to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 23 97th
Population Density # 108 86th
Diversity Index # 251 66th
Median Household Income # 351 53rd
Per Capita Income # 194 74th

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