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Population in 2012: 604 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.5%
Males: 310  (51.3%)
Females: 294  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28609, 28610.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,336 (it was $42,031 in 2000)
Catawba:

$49,336
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,186

Catawba town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,300 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Catawba:

$106,300
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $142,364; Detached houses: $147,342; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,057; Mobile homes: $92,449; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $114,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 421 (69.8%)
  • Black alone - 129 (21.4%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (6.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.7%)

Races in Catawba detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Catawba: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.9%), Irish (11.5%), English (9.2%), Scottish (4.0%), United States (4.0%), Russian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 872 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Catawba:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Catawba town:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

19 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia).

This town:  3.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Catawba, North Carolina as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Catawba to the number of sex offenders is 55 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,226 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $714 (1.0%)

Catawba satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (32.0 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (37.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (439.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Claremont, NC (2.1 miles ), Conover, NC (2.8 miles ), Sherrills Ford, NC (2.9 miles ), Newton, NC (3.0 miles ), Lake Norman of Catawba, NC (3.1 miles ), Troutman, NC (3.2 miles ), Stony Point, NC (3.3 miles ), Maiden, NC (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.71 N, Longitude: 81.08 W

Area code: 828

Catawba household income distribution Catawba home values distribution

Property values in Catawba, NC


 

Crime rates in Catawba by Year
Type 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 01000000
per 100,000 0.0138.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 01101041
per 100,000 0.0138.7132.60.0122.40.0654.7164.5
Burglaries 15522626
per 100,000 139.3693.5663.1248.1244.8717.7327.3986.8
Thefts 1316111414875
per 100,000 1810.62219.11458.91737.01713.6956.91145.7822.4
Auto thefts 11100220
per 100,000 139.3138.7132.60.00.0239.2327.30.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 288.7) 94.1457.6143.287.6111.1108.6227.9136.1

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Crime rate in Catawba detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+19.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Catawba-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Catawba town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Catawba-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Catawba center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.5 miles away from Catawba center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Catawba County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Catawba topographic map

Birthplace of: Bobby Isaac - Racing driver, Justin Harper (American football) - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Catawba:

  • ABERNETHY LAURELS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NEWTON, NC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL SERVICES OF CATAWBA VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CONOVER, NC)
  • WEST IREDELL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Catawba, NC

Operable nuclear power plants near Catawba:

  • 20 miles: McGuire 1 and 2 in Cornelius, NC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Catawba:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 12 miles; Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,135)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 15 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 26 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Gaston College (about 30 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 35 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 18,379)
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 36 miles; Salisbury, NC; FT enrollment: 2,691)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 36 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,428)

Public high schools in Catawba:

Public elementary/middle school in Catawba:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hospital addition: Catawba Valley Medical Center (10 miles) and Frye Regional Medical Center (13 Miles) both located in Hickory

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Churches in Catawba include: Mount Sinai Church (A), Providence Church (B), Smyres Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Smyres Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Catawba County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.7. This is about average.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.62
U.S.:

3.63

Drinking water stations with addresses in Catawba and their reported violations in the past:

OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-27-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2004), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-02-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HUDSON CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
PISGAH UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-1996), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-1996), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-1997)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Catawba that have no violations reported:

  • CATAWBA, TOWN OF (Population served: 1130, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • LONG ISLAND CAMPGROUND (Population served: 56, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MATHIS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 1.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Catawba, NC

Catawba compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Catawba (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: Catawba Branch at 106 North Main Street, branch established on 1986/10/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,064.6 mil, Deposits: $842.9 mil, headquarters in Newton, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp Of North Carolina, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Catawba travel time to work - commute


Catawba mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Catawba town (based on Catawba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.51%
Here60.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents36.1%16.8%13.4%9.7%5.1%
Congregations30.0%16.9%12.1%5.8%1.0%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.5%2.9%1.7%1.5%9.4%
Congregations4.8%2.9%1.4%1.0%24.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Catawba County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Catawba County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 82
Catawba County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Catawba County:

26.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,525$39,1502$682
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,258$31,5480$0
Firefighters 1$2,936$35,2322$469
Streets and Highways 2$5,311$31,8660$0
Totals for Government 7$20,030$34,3374$1,151

Catawba government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $118,000 ($195.36)
    Fire Protection: $92,000 ($152.32)
    Sewerage: $86,000 ($142.38)
    Police Protection: $59,000 ($97.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($74.50)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($71.19)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($61.26)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($38.08)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($33.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($29.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($4.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $344,000 ($569.54)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($59.60)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($11.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $243,000 ($402.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Catawba government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $103,000 ($170.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $181,000 ($299.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($18.21)
    Rents: $7,000 ($11.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($4.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($72.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($49.67)
    General Support: $28,000 ($46.36)
    Housing & Community Development: $22,000 ($36.42)
    All Other: $16,000 ($26.49)
  • Tax - Property: $304,000 ($503.31)
    NEC: $5,000 ($8.28)

Catawba government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $50,000 ($82.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $40,000 ($66.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($16.56)

Catawba government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $709,000 ($1173.84)

6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($146 average AGI)
Catawba County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Burke County, NC  0.72% ($31,433 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.57% ($28,517)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.55% ($35,239)


6.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($494 average AGI)
Catawba County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Burke County, NC  0.63% ($27,954 average AGI)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.54% ($29,689)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.50% ($33,464)

Strongest AM radio stations in Catawba:

  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Catawba:

  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Catawba:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Catawba fatal accident list:

Nov 4, 1979 00:03 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 1975 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Catawba)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Fire Dept 1st Ave & 1st West St (Lat: 35.700694 Lon: -81.078139), Call Sign: KEL487
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/23/2021, Certifier: Robert A Pope
    Registrant: County Of Catawba, Newton, NC 28658, Phone: (828) 465-8330, Fax: (828) 465-1220, Email:
  • Catawba Rescue Squad Bldg 2nd St And Woodland Dr (Lat: 35.712917 Lon: -81.137028), Call Sign: KIJ498
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2012, Expiration Date: 10/19/2022
    Registrant: County Of Catawba, Newton, Newton, NC 28658, Phone: (828) 465-8330, Fax: (828) 465-1220, Email:
  • Rt 1 Sr 1802 (Lat: 35.637639 Lon: -81.127583), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: KNAC392
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/2002, Expiration Date: 12/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2010
    Registrant: Commscope, Inc., 1100 Commscope Place Se, Hickory, NC 28602, Phone: (828) 323-4994, Fax: (828) 431-2520, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DUKE LOOKOUT, Cr 1500 (Lat: 35.758167 Lon: -81.085333), Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPNB575
    Assigned Frequencies: 19112.5 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/1997, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 783-4141
  • EAST CATAWBA, 3705 Old Settler Road (Lat: 35.738167 Lon: -81.105778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WHC959
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2010, Certifier: Douglas J Minster
    Registrant: Allied Wireless Communications Corporation, 1001 Technology Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: (501) 448-1249, Fax: (501) 448-1580, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Catawba)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Catawba)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 68
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Catawba


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Catawba, NC

Most common first names in Catawba, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4276.7 years
James3373.0 years
Robert2871.0 years
Mary2475.5 years
William2375.4 years
Charles2070.1 years
George1578.2 years
Annie1579.9 years
Paul1472.8 years
Walter1375.2 years
Most common last names in Catawba, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sigmon2773.0 years
Stewart2180.2 years
Shook2067.8 years
Brown2074.9 years
Miller1874.4 years
Wilson1777.3 years
Setzer1577.9 years
Elmore1569.6 years
Edwards1477.9 years
Huffman1369.1 years

Businesses in Catawba, NC

  • U-Haul: 1

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