Catawba, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 624 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.6%
Males: 339  (54.4%)
Females: 285  (45.6%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28609, 28610.

Catawba Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,185 (it was $42,031 in 2000)
Catawba:

$50,185
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,097 (it was $20,933 in 2000)

Catawba town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $111,777 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Catawba:

$111,777
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $175,371; detached houses: $188,298; mobile homes: $57,922

Median gross rent in 2019: $742.

March 2019 cost of living index in Catawba: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.7%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for Black residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Catawba, NC (2019)
    • 36376.9%White alone
    • 8918.9%Black alone
    • 71.5%Hispanic
    • 61.3%Two or more races
    • 20.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Catawba, North Carolina as of June 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Catawba is 41 to 1.


Crime rates in Catawba by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(132.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(122.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(654.7)
1
(164.5)
2
(330.6)
1
(162.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(663.1)
2
(248.1)
2
(244.8)
6
(717.7)
2
(327.3)
6
(986.8)
6
(991.7)
12
(1,948)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(1,459)
14
(1,737)
14
(1,714)
8
(956.9)
7
(1,146)
5
(822.4)
7
(1,157)
11
(1,786)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(132.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(239.2)
2
(327.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index141.986.8110.2107.7225.9134.9181.8240.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Catawba, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
North Carolina average:

2.55
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Ancestries: American (22.4%), German (16.4%), Scotch-Irish (10.7%), English (4.0%), Irish (4.0%), European (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 872 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles.

Population density: 273 people per square mile   (very low).

Catawba, North Carolina map

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,276 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $769 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Catawba, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Catawba, NC in 2019

Property values in Catawba, NC

Catawba satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+19.9%).
Most common industries in Catawba, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (12.2%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (13.9%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Apparel (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Catawba, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Top executives (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

Average climate in Catawba, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Catawba, North Carolina average temperatures Catawba, North Carolina average precipitation Catawba, North Carolina humidity Catawba, North Carolina wind speed Catawba, North Carolina snowfall Catawba, North Carolina sunshine Catawba, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
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 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
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 15.5 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 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Catawba-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 14% smaller 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from Catawba center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 231.0 miles away from Catawba center
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 150.3 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) earthquake occurred 234.3 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 162.1 miles away from Catawba center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 111.9 miles away from Catawba center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Catawba County (13) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Catawba topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • CATAWBA COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • WENDOVER HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MAIDEN, NC)
  • IREDELL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; STATESVILLE, 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:

  • Mitchell Community College (about 12 miles; Statesville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,458)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 12 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 15 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 26 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Gaston College (about 29 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 31 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 34 miles; Salisbury, NC; FT enrollment: 5,749)

Public high schools in Catawba:

Public elementary/middle school in Catawba:

See full list of schools located in Catawba

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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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

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

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 Catawba and their reported violations in the past:

OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-29-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-29-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MATHIS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HUDSON CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-05-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2010), State No Longer Subject to Rule (OCT-13-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LONG ISLAND CAMPGROUND (Population served: 56, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Catawba:

Marital status in Catawba, NC
  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

For population 25 years and over in Catawba:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Catawba, 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
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
North Carolina:

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

17.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.3%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.5%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Catawba:

29.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Catawba:

22.6%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Catawba:

12.4%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Catawba:

35.5%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Catawba:

78.3%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Catawba, NC Residents

Catawba government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,000 ($9.62)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($258.01)
    Regular Highways: $128,000 ($205.13)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($168.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $75,000 ($120.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($59.29)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($51.28)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($12.82)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($12.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($11.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $33,000 ($52.88)

Catawba government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($59.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $15,000 ($24.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($19.23)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.60)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $210,000 ($336.54)
    Highways: $22,000 ($35.26)
  • Tax - Property: $325,000 ($520.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($1.60)

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 Catawba, NC

  • U-Haul: 1

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:

Feb 26, 2018 12:52 AM, Us-70, Ssr-1717, Lat: 35.717736, Lon: -81.080522, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 12, 2016 09:36 AM, Sr-10, Us-70, Lat: 35.717564, Lon: -81.080578, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 30, 2008 01:25 AM, Rp-1722, 7th St Sw, Lat: 35.706790, Lon: -81.093520, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 9, 2007 12:29 AM, Rp-1822, Lat: 35.711953, Lon: -81.077728, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 4, 1979 00:03 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 1976 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Aug 9, 1975 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 505ft / 154mTotal length
  • 238,090Total average daily traffic
  • 47,117Total average daily truck traffic
  • 325,420Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Catawba, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 161950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Catawba, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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:
  • 5040 E Bandys Cross Rd (Lat: 35.644778 Lon: -81.085444), Call Sign: WRBT578,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.645 MHz, 160.065 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2018, Expiration Date: 06/14/2028, Certifier: Lynn Hedspeth, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, 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, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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 fire incidents per year is 50. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 145 took place in 2007, and the least - 13 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Catawba, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.8%), and Structure Fires (32.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Catawba, NC
    • 36442.8%Outside Fires
    • 27932.8%Structure Fires
    • 12514.7%Other
    • 839.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Catawba, NC
  • 80.9%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Wood
  • 1.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Catawba, NC
  • 80.3%Electricity
  • 10.6%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Catawba compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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