Conover, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 8,236 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.7%
Males: 4,299  (52.2%)
Females: 3,937  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28658.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,377 (it was $37,583 in 2000)
Conover:

$43,377
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,107 (it was $19,985 in 2000)

Conover city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,400 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Conover:

$130,400
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $172,340; Detached houses: $181,130; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,248; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $121,591; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $118,130; Mobile homes: $11,919

Median gross rent in 2012: $648.

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Conover races chart
  • White alone - 5,919 (72.5%)
  • Hispanic - 993 (12.2%)
  • Black alone - 740 (9.1%)
  • Asian alone - 339 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 157 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Conover: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), United States (12.6%), Irish (8.2%), English (5.5%), French (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1062 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 805 people per square mile   (low).

Conover,NC real estate house value index trend

Conover, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Conover:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Conover city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

1,080 residents are foreign born

This city:  13.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Conover, North Carolina as of April 18, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Conover to the number of sex offenders is 314 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,191 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,206 (0.9%)

Conover satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (31.6 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (41.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (444.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Newton, NC (1.8 miles ), Claremont, NC (2.0 miles ), St. Stephens, NC (2.2 miles ), Hickory, NC (2.5 miles ), Brookford, NC (2.7 miles ), Catawba, NC (2.8 miles ), Bethlehem, NC (2.8 miles ), Mountain View, NC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.71 N, Longitude: 81.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,337 (+53.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 746 (19.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Conover household income distribution Conover home values distribution

Property values in Conover, NC


Crime rates in Conover by Year
Type 2001 2004 2007 2009 2011 2012
Murders 010000
per 100,000 0.014.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 114100
per 100,000 14.914.555.713.60.00.0
Robberies 8585104
per 100,000 119.172.7111.468.0120.948.6
Assaults 13101413921
per 100,000 193.6145.3194.9176.9108.8254.9
Burglaries 618393867970
per 100,000 908.31206.41294.71170.4955.4849.8
Thefts 478262435378516476
per 100,000 7117.33808.16056.05144.36240.25778.8
Auto thefts 362551221318
per 100,000 536.0363.4710.0299.4157.2218.5
Arson 000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.012.112.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.3) 438.4328.1465.1347.3355.4343.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Conover detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.16
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,021 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Conover: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Conover, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Conover, North Carolina average temperatures Conover, North Carolina average precipitation Conover, North Carolina humidity Conover, North Carolina wind speed Conover, North Carolina snowfall Conover, North Carolina sunshine Conover, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Conover-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the Conover city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 12.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Conover-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 228.9 miles away from Conover center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 108.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 110.1 miles away from Conover center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 203.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Conover topographic map

Birthplace of: Dale Jarrett - Racing driver, Ned Jarrett - Racing driver, Morgan Shepherd - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Oct 21, 1941), Pauletta Pearson Washington - Actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Conover:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL SERVICES OF CATAWBA VALLEY (301 10TH STREET NW)
  • CONOVER NURSING AND REHAB CTR (920 4TH STREET SOUTH WEST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Conover:

  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • CATAWBA COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHABI HICK (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF HICKORY (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • ABERNETHY LAURELS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NEWTON, NC)
  • GUARDIAN HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HICKORY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Conover:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 4 miles; Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,785)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 18 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 19 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 22 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 27 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Gaston College (about 28 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 30 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)

Private high schools in Conover:

  • TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 1409 NC HWY 16 N; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY ACADEMY (Students: 167; Location: 4639 COUNTY HOME RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Conover:

Private elementary/middle school in Conover:

  • CONCORDIA CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 215 5TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Conover

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Tri-City Christian School needs to be added to the private primary/middle school listings.
  • Tri-City Christian School needs to be added to the private primary/middle school listings.
  • Please add to the list of churches - Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Zion located at 524 2nd Place SW ~ Conover, NC 28613 www.thomaschapel.org - Rev. Lenton D. Rhodes, Pastor added by Pam

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Shopping Centers: Catawba Village Shopping Center (1), Villa Park Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Conover include: Trinity Church (A), Woodlawn Church (B), Fairgrove Church (C), Saint Timothys Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: F J I Development Corporation Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Catawba County Firefighters Museum (3957 Herman Sipe Road Northwest).

Hotel: Affordable Suites of America (1225 Fedex Drive Southwest).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.8. This is about average.

City:

80.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.35
U.S.:

9.14

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

SIGMONS GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
H G & H SPORTS (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-25-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-20-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • CONOVER, CITY OF (Population served: 14,554, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • OXFORD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PROPST SUPERETTE NO 2/PRODUCE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEAL APARTMENTS (Population served: 58, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SCHRONCE USED PARTS & CARS INC (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Conover in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Conover in 2000:

  • 24 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill

Conover, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Conover compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Conover (2011 data):

  • Woodforest National Bank: Conover Walmart Branch at 201 Zelkosa Northwest, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Bank of Granite: Conover Office at 1109 Conover Boulevard East, branch established on 2003/12/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, headquarters in Granite Falls, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Peoples Bank: Conover Branch at 213 First Street West, branch established on 1993/10/18. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Conover Main Branch at 106 First Avenue South, branch established on 1946/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Conover Branch at 202 First Avenue South, branch established on 1932/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Conover, North Carolina:

  • Days Inn, 1710 Fairgrove Church Rd, Conover, NC 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-2378, Fax: (704) 465-6488
  • Ramada Inn, 1607 Fairgrove Church Rd, Conover, NC 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-1100, Fax: (704) 464-7014
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 104 10TH St NW, Conover, NC 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-7070, Fax: (828) 465-7090
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1607 Fairgrove Church Rd, Conover, NC 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-1100, Fax: (828) 465-3090
  • Affordable Stay, Inc, 1225 Fedex Dr SW, Conover, NC 28613 , Phone: (828) 464-7100, Fax: (828) 464-4308
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Conover, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Conover travel time to work - commute Conover mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Conover city (based on Catawba County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.51%
Here: 60.5%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$18,396$55,1880$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,068$60,2046$2,150
Police Protection - Officers 24$78,494$39,2470$0
Police - Other 1$2,544$30,5280$0
Firefighters 15$46,938$37,55028$3,320
Fire - Other 1$2,737$32,8440$0
Streets and Highways 8$17,745$26,6181$77
Solid Waste Management 10$22,665$27,1980$0
Sewerage 9$28,077$37,4361$1,138
Parks and Recreation 5$11,116$26,6780$0
Water Supply 9$24,344$32,4591$1,811
Other and Unallocable 8$27,291$40,9370$0
Totals for Government 98$300,415$36,78637$8,496

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

  • Construction - General: $372,000 ($45.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $319,000 ($38.73)
    Water Utilities: $116,000 ($14.08)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($8.74)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,247,000 ($151.41)
    Sewerage: $1,184,000 ($143.76)
    Central Staff Services: $880,000 ($106.85)
    Fire Protection: $728,000 ($88.39)
    Regular Highways: $698,000 ($84.75)
    General - Other: $595,000 ($72.24)
    Water Utilities: $507,000 ($61.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $493,000 ($59.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $85,000 ($10.32)
    General Public Buildings: $49,000 ($5.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($2.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000 ($31.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $299,000 ($36.30)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($2.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($14.93)
    Police Protection: $106,000 ($12.87)
    General - Other: $77,000 ($9.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($6.68)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($5.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $38,000 ($4.61)
    Central Staff: $16,000 ($1.94)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($0.61)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,550,000 ($431.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($6.68)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,063,000 ($250.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($10.08)
    All Other: $50,000 ($6.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $384,000 ($46.62)
    All Other: $355,000 ($43.10)
    General Support: $15,000 ($1.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,012,000 ($122.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $218,000 ($26.47)
    General Revenue, NEC: $159,000 ($19.31)
    Property Sale Other: $12,000 ($1.46)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.61)
    Special Assessments: $5,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $884,000 ($107.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $613,000 ($74.43)
    Highways: $237,000 ($28.78)
    All Other: $7,000 ($0.85)
  • Tax - Property: $3,110,000 ($377.61)
    NEC: $58,000 ($7.04)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($0.12)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $925,000 ($112.31)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,325,000 ($525.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,000,000 ($242.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,000,000 ($242.84)
    Water Utilities: $874,000 ($106.12)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $325,000 ($39.46)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($6.19)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $276,000 ($33.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,999,000 ($971.22)

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($72 average AGI)
Catawba County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burke County, NC  0.56% ($28,013 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.50% ($29,444)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.46% ($34,093)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($67 average AGI)
Catawba County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burke County, NC  0.84% ($25,877 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.47% ($31,697)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.45% ($53,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Conover:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Conover:

  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, 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.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Conover:

  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • 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.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Conover, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 38
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 60
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 40
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 97
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Conover fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 87 meters (285ft)
Total average daily traffic: 246,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 34,676

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 6
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Conover, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Conover)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Conover, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MONTFORD DRIVE, 5304 Springs Rd (Lat: 35.797083 Lon: -81.220361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WPOM897
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6152.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2000, Expiration Date: 03/16/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2010, Certifier: Richard J Lynch
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • LaQuinta POP, Lat: 35.700556 Lon: -81.260639, Type: Bant, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: WQIA423
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2007, Expiration Date: 12/07/2017, Certifier: David Torres
    Registrant: North Carolina Wireless, LLC, 1985 Tate Blvd. Se. #43, Hickory, NC 28602, Phone: (828) 322-1505, Fax: (866) 559-5682, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Conover)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Conover)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED27$109,72021$112,35895$125,3495$82,4905$74,3144$66,673
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$135,5002$102,3907$122,9161$3,2000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$108,7634$99,53037$116,9173$27,1134$69,8631$101,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$118,7451$233,75021$137,7001$74,2500$01$82,970
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$131,1600$07$144,1810$00$01$47,890

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02 , 0102.02, 0113.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$148,9735$140,986
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$114,9502$104,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$140,430
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.02 , 0102.02, 0113.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 102
  • Hazardous Condition: 119
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Conover

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Conover, NC
Most common first names in Conover, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8776.3 years
James8470.0 years
Robert7473.6 years
John7171.4 years
William6470.8 years
Charles4866.2 years
Paul3974.3 years
George3675.3 years
Betty3263.3 years
Margaret2777.6 years
Most common last names in Conover, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sigmon10377.0 years
Smith6875.5 years
Lail5674.6 years
Hefner5474.2 years
Little5375.4 years
Eckard4175.0 years
Huffman4168.8 years
Hedrick4074.4 years
Bolick3874.4 years
Baker3373.8 years
Businesses in Conover, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Subway4
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile1
FedEx5U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La Quinta1YMCA1
McDonald's3

Conover on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael John Gimblet (10)
  • Myron Yount (5)
  • Jason C. Lail (5)
  • Randall Dwaine Tuttle (5)
  • Darrin M. Miller (4)
  • Michael J. Gimblet (4)
  • Rodney M. Burns (4)
  • Louis Alexander Barrett (3)
  • Gregory A. Lochkovic (3)
  • H. Edward Hudson (3)

Total of 73 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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