Hickory, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 40,611 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.1%
 
Males: 18,934  (46.6%)
Females: 21,677  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28601.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,825 (it was $37,236 in 2000)
Hickory:

$48,825
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,025 (it was $23,263 in 2000)

Hickory city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $167,561 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Hickory:

$167,561
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $217,324; detached houses: $230,212; townhouses or other attached units: $262,944; in 2-unit structures: $274,214; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $408,693; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,486; mobile homes: $31,106

Median gross rent in 2017: $713.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hickory: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.8%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 40.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hickory, NC (2017)
    • 27,30666.5%White alone
    • 5,67313.8%Hispanic
    • 5,13912.5%Black alone
    • 1,9144.7%Asian alone
    • 8702.1%Two or more races
    • 1730.4%Other race alone
    • 440.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 133 registered sex offenders living in Hickory, North Carolina as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hickory is 309 to 1.


Crime rates in Hickory by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(4.9)
1
(2.4)
5
(12.2)
3
(7.2)
5
(12.0)
1
(2.4)
5
(12.3)
3
(7.4)
3
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(10.0)
6
(14.8)
8
(19.7)
3
(7.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
28
(68.7)
26
(63.4)
21
(51.2)
22
(53.1)
14
(33.6)
22
(52.5)
11
(27.1)
22
(54.5)
8
(19.9)
20
(49.5)
15
(37.3)
19
(47.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
112
(274.7)
115
(280.2)
116
(282.9)
116
(280.1)
118
(282.9)
76
(181.4)
75
(185.1)
81
(200.7)
64
(159.6)
38
(94.0)
46
(114.5)
56
(138.5)
54
(132.8)
39
(95.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
226
(554.2)
178
(433.8)
226
(551.1)
190
(458.8)
201
(481.8)
118
(281.7)
147
(362.8)
159
(393.9)
92
(229.4)
100
(247.3)
92
(229.1)
84
(207.7)
152
(373.9)
118
(289.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
773
(1,896)
736
(1,794)
783
(1,909)
615
(1,485)
670
(1,606)
616
(1,470)
536
(1,323)
475
(1,177)
467
(1,164)
357
(882.9)
309
(769.4)
362
(895.2)
325
(799.4)
300
(737.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,381
(5,839)
2,082
(5,074)
2,338
(5,701)
2,361
(5,701)
2,020
(4,842)
1,836
(4,383)
1,850
(4,566)
2,003
(4,963)
1,590
(3,964)
1,442
(3,566)
1,527
(3,802)
1,482
(3,665)
1,590
(3,911)
1,390
(3,415)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
281
(689.1)
245
(597.1)
277
(675.5)
204
(492.6)
143
(342.8)
121
(288.8)
114
(281.4)
162
(401.4)
151
(376.5)
96
(237.4)
101
(251.5)
109
(269.6)
178
(437.9)
194
(476.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(36.8)
10
(24.4)
26
(63.4)
N/A21
(50.3)
13
(31.0)
9
(22.2)
13
(32.2)
11
(27.4)
12
(29.7)
4
(10.0)
8
(19.8)
9
(22.1)
4
(9.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)679.3602.7676.2604.2565.6458.9472.2510.5394.8340.7356.0381.2438.8365.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Hickory, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 138 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (17.3%), German (8.7%), English (6.6%), Irish (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Land area: 28.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,447 people per square mile   (low).

Hickory, North Carolina map

4,195 residents are foreign born (5.9% Latin America, 2.6% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

This city:

10.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,588 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,549 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (34.4 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (46.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (447.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Brookford, NC (1.6 miles ),
Long View, NC (1.8 miles ),
Northlakes, NC (1.8 miles ),
St. Stephens, NC (1.9 miles ),
Mountain View, NC (2.1 miles ),
Hildebran, NC (2.3 miles ),
Bethlehem, NC (2.3 miles ),
Rhodhiss, NC (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 81.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +25,173 (+62.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,070 (58.2%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Hickory, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hickory, NC in 2017

Property values in Hickory, NC

Hickory satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 251 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 1998: 242 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 1999: 231 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2000: 309 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2001: 236 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2002: 177 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2003: 69 buildings, average cost: $140,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Hickory, NC residents
Average permit cost in Hickory, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Hickory, NC
Historical housing units in Hickory, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +7,650 (+25.9%).
Most common industries in Hickory, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.4%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.3%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.0%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.6%)
  • Apparel (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Hickory, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Top executives (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)

Average climate in Hickory, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hickory, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.7. This is about average.

City:

67.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hickory-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Hickory 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 9.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hickory-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 144.9 miles away from Hickory 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 223.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 147.9 miles away from Hickory center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 104.6 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 106.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 207.6 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hickory topographic map

Main business address for: COMMSCOPE INC (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), INTEGRITY FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Hickory:

  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 810 FAIRGROVE CHURCH RD)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 420 N CENTER ST)
  • HICKORY MEMORIAL HOSP (219 N CENTER ST)

Nursing Homes in Hickory:

  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB HICKORY VIEWMONT (220 13TH AVE PLACE NW)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF HICKORY (220 13TH AVENUE PLACE NW)
  • BRIAN CENTER OF NURSING CARE CATAWBA (ROUTE 3 BOX 518)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHABI HICK (3031 TATE BLVD SE)
  • LUTHERAN HOME - HICKORY (1265 21 ST NE)
  • LUTHERAN HOME - HICKORY WEST (1125 10 ST BLVD NW)
  • PELLCARE (1125 10TH ST BLVD NW)

Dialysis Facilities in Hickory:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF HICKORY (1899 TATE BLVD STE 1103)

Home Health Centers in Hickory:

  • CATAWBA COUNTY HOME HEALTH (3070 11TH AVENUE DR. SE)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (1144 LENOIR RHYNE BLVD SE)
  • GUARDIAN HEALTH SERVICES LLC (1771 TATE BOULEVARD SE, SUITE 101)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF THE TRIA (858 SECOND ST. NE)

Airports and heliports located in Hickory:

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Colleges/Universities in Hickory:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,785; Location: 2550 Hwy 70 SE; Public; Website: www.cvcc.edu)
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University (Full-time enrollment: 1,783; Location: 625 7th Avenue NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lr.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hickory:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 12 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 21 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 25 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 29 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 29 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Gaston College (about 31 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 34 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Public high schools in Hickory:

  • SAINT STEPHENS HIGH (Location: 3205 34TH STREET DRIVE NE, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHALLENGER EARLY COLLEGE HIGH (Location: 2550 HWY 70 SE, Grades: 9-12)
  • HICKORY HIGH (Location: 1234 3RD STREET NE, Grades: 9-12)
  • HICKORY CAREER ARTS MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 409 8TH AVENUE NE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high schools in Hickory:

  • HICKORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 390, Location: 3260 6TH ST DR NW, Grades: PK-12)
  • HICKORY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 73, Location: 2535 21ST AVE NE, Grades: PK-9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Hickory:

Private elementary/middle schools in Hickory:

  • ST STEPHEN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 173, Location: 2304 SPRINGS RD NE, Grades: KG-8)
  • JOHNSTON WM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 17, Location: 174 23RD ST NW, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Hickory

Library in Hickory:

  • HICKORY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,972,444; Location: 375 3RD STREET, NE; 113,275 books; 5,550 e-books; 8,965 audio materials; 13,445 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 351 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hickory: Northgate Plaza (A), The Colonnade (B), Lake Hickory Country Club (C), Hickory Speedway (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valley Hills Mall (1), North Pointe Shopping Center (2), Midland Shopping Center (3), Catawba Mall (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Hickory include: COMMSCOPE INC (A), INTEGRITY FINANCIAL CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hickory include: Temple Church (A), Augustana Church (B), Mount Olive Church (C), Corinth Church (D), Good Shepherd Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Old Robinson Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Ridgeview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Martin-Marietta Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cripple Creek (A), Miller Branch (B), Longview Creek (C), Frye Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hickory: Weavers Avenue Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Catawba Science Center (Museums; 243 3rd Avenue Northeast) (1), Maple Grove (Museums; 542 2nd Street Northeast) (2), Hickory Landmarks Society (Museums; 542 2nd Street Northeast) (3), Hickory City - Libraries- Neighborhood Coordinator (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 76 North Center Street) (4), Catawba County - Libraries- Southwest Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2940 South Nc 127 Highway) (5), Hickory Museum Of Art (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 243 3rd Ave Ne) (6), B & B Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 225 2nd Avenue Southwest) (7), Chamber of Commerce-Hickory (1055 Southgate Parkway Southwest) (8), Jackpot Distributors (221 2nd Avenue Southwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn (1520 13th Avenue Drive Southeast) (1), Gateway Best Hotel & Conference Center (909 US Highway 70 Southwest) (2), Fran Mar Motel (2710 US Highway 70 Southwest) (3), Comfort Suites (1125 13th Avenue Drive Southeast) (4), Four Seasons Sunrooms Design & Remodeling Center (341 Northwest Road) (5), Hampton Inn Hickory (1520 13th Avenue Drive Southeast) (6), Comfort Suites Hickory (1125 13th Avenue Drive Southeast) (7), Budget Inn Express (484 US Highway 70 Southwest) (8), Claude & Mariette Gagne- Realtors (336 LR Boulevard SE) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: N C State - District Court Judge (111 Main Avenue Northeast) (1), Carrington Court Direct (1026 Main Avenue Southeast) (2), N C State - Clerk Of Court (111 Main Avenue Northeast) (3), N C State - District Attorney- District Court Building (111 Main Avenue Northeast) (4), Federal Bureau of Investigation (231 Government Avenue Southwest) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gunner (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Bobby Lutz (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, Rick Barnes - Basketball player-coach, Andy Petree - Motorsports commentator, Cass Ballenger - Politician, Chris Hughes - Entrepreneur, Chris Washburn - Basketball player, Dale Jarrett - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 26, 1956), Jason Jarrett - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Oct 14, 1975), Matthew Settle - Actor.

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

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

ALEXANDER CO WTR DIST (Population served: 12,195, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
CLAREMONT, CITY OF (Population served: 2,347, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2008)
CATAWBA, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,176, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2008)
HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VALLEY HAVEN (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WESLEY CHAPEL U/METH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIVERS EDGE MARINA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-28-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2013)
SPIRIT FILLED WORSHIP CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • UNITY MISSIONARY BAPT CHURCH (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW COVENANT CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EVANS DRUG (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.9%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
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 Hickory in 2010:

  • 723 people in college/university student housing
  • 312 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 169 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 125 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Hickory in 2000:

  • 632 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 400 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with most branches in Hickory (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Mountain View Branch, Springs Road Branch, Viewmont Branch, Valley Hills Branch, Hickory Main Branch, Longview Branch. 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
  • Bank of Granite: Mountain View Office, Viewmont Office, Springs Road Office, Hickory Office. 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.
  • Communityone Bank, National Association: Catawba Valley Bank Branch, Second Street Branch, Spring Road Branch, Messenger Service. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Hickory Main Branch, Longview Branch, Viewmont Branch, Highland Branch. 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
  • Peoples Bank: Springs Road, Catawba Valley Blvd Branch, Hickory Viewmont Branch. 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.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Hickory-Viewmont Branch, Valley Hills Mall Branch, Hickory Main Branch. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Viewmont Branch at 1858 North Center Street, branch established on 1982/06/28; Hickory Main Branch at 205 Second Street, N.W., branch established on 1969/07/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Hickory Viewmont Branch at 1625 North Center Street, branch established on 2004/08/16. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Taylorsville Savings Bank, SSB: Bethlehem Branch at 9645 Hwy 127 N, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2008/12/16: Bank assets: $89.9 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, headquarters in Taylorsville, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Hickory:

Marital status in Hickory, NC
  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Hickory:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hickory
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hickory, NC (based on Catawba County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant52,233182
Mainline Protestant32,75175
Catholic4,7562
Black Protestant2,27614
Other2,0048
None61,254-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Catawba County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Catawba County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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.
North Carolina:

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

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Catawba County:

17.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hickory:

47.4%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Hickory:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hickory:

21.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Hickory:

54.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Hickory:

78.4%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hickory, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 124$436,510$42,2430$0
Police Protection - Officers 115$382,560$39,9190$0
Sewerage 59$185,833$37,7972$3,698
Streets and Highways 49$135,576$33,2020$0
Other and Unallocable 39$78,800$24,2462$1,776
Parks and Recreation 39$115,765$35,62011$12,201
Water Supply 32$102,478$38,4290$0
Solid Waste Management 31$98,677$38,1981$957
Other Government Administration 30$226,770$90,7088$6,150
Financial Administration 25$76,850$36,8880$0
Police - Other 18$47,230$31,48722$10,820
Local Libraries 16$50,560$37,92016$15,870
Airports 8$25,379$38,0695$7,108
Fire - Other 6$18,820$37,6401$800
Judicial and Legal 2$9,490$56,9400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,860$46,3200$0
Totals for Government 594$1,995,158$40,30668$59,380

Hickory government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,001,000 ($24.65)
    Air Transportation: $961,000 ($23.66)
    Sewerage: $668,000 ($16.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $508,000 ($12.51)
    General Public Buildings: $446,000 ($10.98)
    General - Other: $162,000 ($3.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,968,000 ($270.07)
    Water Utilities: $10,127,000 ($249.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,385,000 ($231.10)
    Sewerage: $6,885,000 ($169.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,097,000 ($100.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,091,000 ($100.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,304,000 ($81.36)
    Regular Highways: $3,239,000 ($79.76)
    General - Other: $2,988,000 ($73.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,519,000 ($62.03)
    Libraries: $1,943,000 ($47.84)
    Transit Utilities: $1,640,000 ($40.38)
    Central Staff Services: $1,530,000 ($37.67)
    General Public Buildings: $1,217,000 ($29.97)
    Air Transportation: $1,117,000 ($27.50)
    Financial Administration: $440,000 ($10.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $473,000 ($11.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,676,000 ($41.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,444,000 ($35.56)
    Sewerage: $1,253,000 ($30.85)
    Police Protection: $918,000 ($22.60)
    General Public Building: $889,000 ($21.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $428,000 ($10.54)
    Regular Highways: $285,000 ($7.02)
    Libraries: $115,000 ($2.83)
    Central Staff Services: $110,000 ($2.71)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($1.85)
    Transit Utilities: $59,000 ($1.45)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($1.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($0.34)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($0.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $479,000 ($11.79)

Hickory government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,629,000 ($237.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,147,000 ($102.12)
    Air Transportation: $1,353,000 ($33.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $334,000 ($8.22)
    Other: $258,000 ($6.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $213,000 ($5.24)
    Parking Facilities: $53,000 ($1.31)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $536,000 ($13.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,219,000 ($54.64)
    General Local Government Support: $280,000 ($6.89)
    Sewerage: $147,000 ($3.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,036,000 ($25.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $930,000 ($22.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $158,000 ($3.89)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.20)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,762,000 ($363.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,735,000 ($141.22)
    Highways: $1,520,000 ($37.43)
    Other: $1,336,000 ($32.90)
    Sewerage: $829,000 ($20.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $421,000 ($10.37)
  • Tax - Property: $25,913,000 ($638.08)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,131,000 ($200.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,889,000 ($46.51)
    Motor Vehicle License: $324,000 ($7.98)
    Other License: $26,000 ($0.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($0.20)

Hickory government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,505,000 ($972.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,057,000 ($863.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,448,000 ($109.53)

6.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Burke County, NC  0.75% ($32,809 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.57% ($37,985)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.47% ($43,146)


5.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Burke County, NC  0.61% ($33,212 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.51% ($37,685)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.51% ($37,037)
Businesses in Hickory, NC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T2Lane Furniture1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware2Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts4Marriott2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets4
American Eagle Outfitters2Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's5
Arby's2Motherhood Maternity1
Ashley Furniture1New Balance2
AutoZone2New York & Co1
Avenue1Nike13
Barnes & Noble1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster3Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS4Pac Sun1
CarMax1Panda Express1
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A2PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen3Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry4Red Roof Inn1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid4
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts6Sam's Club1
FedEx14Sears2
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sleep Inn1
GNC2Spencer Gifts1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel4
Gap1Starbucks2
Gymboree1Subaru1
H&R Block3Subway8
Hardee's2T-Mobile4
Haworth1T.J.Maxx1
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn2Target1
Hollister Co.1Tire Kingdom1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul8
IHOP1UPS21
JCPenney1Vans2
Jack In The Box2Verizon Wireless1
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York1Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House1
Justice1Walgreens3
KFC2Walmart1
Kincaid1Wendy's3
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA3

Strongest AM radio stations in Hickory:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hickory:

  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hickory:

  • 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.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, 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.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Hickory fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 121Number of bridges
  • 1,378ft / 420mTotal length
  • 1,899,055Total average daily traffic
  • 254,808Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,877,410Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hickory, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 171950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 541970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 211990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hickory, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hickory)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 440 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hickory, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 335 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hickory)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Hickory)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 70 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 18 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED97$117,418145$157,573500$164,63128$85,6174$2,324,31358$94,1114$86,850
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$95,4307$161,03136$161,6622$55,7600$08$53,8400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$102,16515$198,289148$145,63822$31,3191$31,31011$74,6173$64,797
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$91,09015$96,89080$145,6275$48,9200$07$72,6490$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$180,6802$353,12523$181,4292$75,5200$02$89,3951$32,990

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Hickory, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 17 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$181,92013$205,4470$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$182,6023$223,1870$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$135,0954$176,2400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$171,2402$144,1850$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$93,8072$258,9901$68,470
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hickory, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hickory, NC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 352. The highest number of fire incidents - 510 took place in 2002, and the least - 222 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Hickory, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.2%), and Structure Fires (34.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hickory, NC
    • 2,40540.2%Outside Fires
    • 2,07934.8%Structure Fires
    • 1,04417.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4547.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hickory, NC

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

  • Red Roof Inn, 1184 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd, Hickory, North Carolina 28602 , Phone: (828) 323-1500, Fax: (828) 323-1509
  • Hampton Inn, 1520 13TH Ave Dr SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601 , Phone: (828) 323-1150, Fax: (828) 324-8979
  • Quality Suites, 1125 13TH Ave Dr SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602 , Phone: (828) 323-1211, Fax: (828) 322-4395
  • Sleep Inn, 1179 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602 , Phone: (828) 323-1140, Fax: (828) 324-6203
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1725 13TH Ave Dr NW, Hickory, North Carolina 28601 , Phone: (828) 431-2100, Fax: (828) 431-2109
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2250 Us Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602 , Phone: (828) 328-2081, Fax: (828) 328-2085
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1120 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602 , Phone: (828) 304-0410, Fax: (828) 304-0411
  • Hampton Inn II Of Hickory, 1956 13th Ave Drive SE, Hickory, North Carolina 28602 , Phone: (828) 624-2000, Fax: (828) 624-3000
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hickory, North Carolina
Most common first names in Hickory, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41671.5 years
John39072.6 years
Mary38377.4 years
William37473.6 years
Robert28170.8 years
Charles22368.0 years
George19374.8 years
Ruth16379.3 years
Margaret14376.4 years
Paul14070.0 years
Most common last names in Hickory, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22971.8 years
Huffman19076.7 years
Sigmon16275.2 years
Miller16176.8 years
Bowman14276.1 years
Johnson13771.9 years
Bolick13275.6 years
Wilson12574.0 years
Lail12375.0 years
Hefner12376.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hickory, NC
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hickory, NC
  • 82.5%Electricity
  • 14.0%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Wood


Hickory compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.

Hickory on our top lists:

  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time firefighters per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Dennis Michael Knecht (65)
  • Eric L. Buckland (55)
  • James P. Luther (41)
  • Terry L. Cooke (38)
  • Thomas Theuerkorn (33)
  • Dennis M. Knecht (27)
  • Enrico Mortarino (27)
  • David L. Dean, Jr. (26)
  • Andrew Llc (25)

Total of 910 patent applications in 2008-2020.