Conover, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 8,540 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.3%
Males: 4,276  (50.1%)
Females: 4,264  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28658.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,618 (it was $37,583 in 2000)
Conover:

$52,618
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,906 (it was $19,985 in 2000)

Conover city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $156,809 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Conover:

$156,809
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $188,744; detached houses: $195,684; townhouses or other attached units: $156,497; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,205; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $91,213; mobile homes: $13,135

Median gross rent in 2019: $714.

March 2019 cost of living index in Conover: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.6%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.0% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.3% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Conover, NC (2019)
    • 5,71166.1%White alone
    • 1,34615.6%Asian alone
    • 7218.3%Hispanic
    • 6677.7%Black alone
    • 1802.1%Two or more races
    • 370.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Conover, North Carolina as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Conover is 222 to 1.


Crime rates in Conover by year

Type

2007

2009

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(55.7)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
2
(24.3)
3
(36.3)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(111.4)
5
(68.0)
10
(120.9)
4
(48.6)
2
(24.2)
5
(60.8)
1
(12.1)
6
(71.8)
7
(83.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(194.9)
13
(176.9)
9
(108.8)
21
(254.9)
18
(218.2)
8
(97.3)
13
(157.4)
19
(227.4)
9
(107.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
93
(1,295)
86
(1,170)
79
(955.4)
70
(849.8)
65
(787.9)
55
(668.9)
46
(556.8)
86
(1,029)
61
(727.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
435
(6,056)
378
(5,144)
516
(6,240)
476
(5,779)
347
(4,206)
252
(3,065)
216
(2,615)
353
(4,226)
219
(2,610)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(710.0)
22
(299.4)
13
(157.2)
18
(218.5)
14
(169.7)
13
(158.1)
9
(108.9)
13
(155.6)
19
(226.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index506.6378.3387.1373.7297.6263.5216.4349.3248.5

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 Conover, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 27 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (29.3%), German (10.6%), English (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%), Irish (1.9%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1062 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles.

Population density: 835 people per square mile   (low).

Conover, North Carolina map

1,048 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America).

This city:

12.3%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,356 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,382 (0.9%)

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: +5,158 (+60.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,128 (28.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

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

Property values in Conover, NC

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

6.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Conover, NC
Historical housing units in Conover, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +1,021 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in Conover, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (15.5%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (16.2%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (14.7%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Apparel (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Conover, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)

Average climate in Conover, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Conover, 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 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
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 8.3 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 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 7% 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 53.3 miles away from Conover center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 237.0 miles away from Conover 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 146.2 miles away from Conover 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 228.9 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 154.0 miles away from Conover center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 108.5 miles away from the city 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).
Conover topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Conover:

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

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)

Public high school in Conover:

Private high schools in Conover:

  • TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 197, Location: 1409 NC HIGHWAY 16 N, Grades: PK-12)
  • CHRISTIAN FAMILY ACADEMY (Students: 83, Location: 4639 COUNTY HOME RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Conover:

Private elementary/middle schools in Conover:

  • CONCORDIA CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 252, Location: 215 5TH AVE SE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 2126 ST JOHNS CHURCH RD NE, Grades: PK-3)
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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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 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)
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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Conover:

Marital status in Conover, NC
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Conover:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Conover
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Conover, 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.
State:

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

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
Catawba County:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Catawba County:

9.2%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Catawba 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:

51.2%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Conover:

49.2%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Conover:

28.8
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Conover:

10.9%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Conover:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Conover:

35.1%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Conover:

79.0%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Conover, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 28$92,699$39,7281$135
Firefighters 18$65,519$43,67929$2,418
Water Supply 11$30,858$33,6630$0
Solid Waste Management 10$24,468$29,3620$0
Sewerage 9$32,169$42,8921$1,218
Streets and Highways 9$26,018$34,6910$0
Parks and Recreation 6$15,571$31,1420$0
Other and Unallocable 5$14,251$34,2020$0
Other Government Administration 5$27,909$66,9826$2,600
Financial Administration 4$20,336$61,0080$0
Fire - Other 1$2,918$35,0160$0
Police - Other 1$2,491$29,8921$1,484
Totals for Government 107$355,207$39,83638$7,854

Conover government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,133,000 ($132.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,014,000 ($118.74)
    Regular Highways: $766,000 ($89.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $362,000 ($42.39)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $3,522,000 ($412.41)
    Police Protection: $2,216,000 ($259.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,701,000 ($199.18)
    Central Staff Services: $960,000 ($112.41)
    Regular Highways: $949,000 ($111.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $706,000 ($82.67)
    General Public Buildings: $167,000 ($19.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000 ($3.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($3.04)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000 ($19.20)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $957,000 ($112.06)
    Other - Regular Highways: $325,000 ($38.06)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $230,000 ($26.93)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($5.50)
    Other - General - Other: $31,000 ($3.63)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $224,000 ($26.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $285,000 ($33.37)
    Police Protection: $266,000 ($31.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000 ($26.70)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($5.04)

Conover government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $509,000 ($59.60)
    Other: $41,000 ($4.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($2.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $184,000 ($21.55)
    Other: $36,000 ($4.22)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($1.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $195,000 ($22.83)
    Sale of Property: $161,000 ($18.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $80,000 ($9.37)
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000 ($3.98)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,341,000 ($508.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $997,000 ($116.74)
    Highways: $600,000 ($70.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $340,000 ($39.81)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.35)
  • Tax - Property: $5,176,000 ($606.09)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,172,000 ($254.33)
    Other License: $6,000 ($0.70)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($0.12)

Conover government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,244,000 ($614.05)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,749,000 ($438.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000,000 ($234.19)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $505,000 ($59.13)

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 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

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)
Conover fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Conover fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 93.3mTotal length
  • 432,760Total average daily traffic
  • 57,475Total average daily truck traffic
  • 458,520Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Conover, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Conover, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 10/02/2017, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Eric S Cramer, Registrant: Womble Bond Dickinson (Us) LLP, 1200 19th Street, Nw, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 857-4442, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (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 in Conover, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Conover, 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 62. The highest number of reported fires - 109 took place in 2007, and the least - 13 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Conover, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (36.9%), and Outside Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Conover, NC
    • 39036.9%Structure Fires
    • 37035.0%Outside Fires
    • 21320.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 837.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Conover, NC

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

  • Days Inn, 1710 Fairgrove Church Rd, Conover, North Carolina 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-2378, Fax: (704) 465-6488
  • Ramada Inn, 1607 Fairgrove Church Rd, Conover, North Carolina 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-1100, Fax: (704) 464-7014
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1607 Fairgrove Church Rd, Conover, North Carolina 28613 , Phone: (828) 465-1100, Fax: (828) 465-3090
  • Affordable Stay, Inc, 1225 Fedex Dr SW, Conover, North Carolina 28613 , Phone: (828) 464-7100, Fax: (828) 464-4308
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Conover, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Conover, NC
  • 72.3%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Conover, NC
  • 85.3%Electricity
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood


Conover compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Conover on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (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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