Catawba County

Hickory, NC: What you need to know

The hometown of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Hickory today houses large individual data centers operated by Apple, Google and Facebook, and 40 percent of the world’s fiber optic cable is manufactured in Hickory. This city nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains is home to Hickory Motor Speedway, nicknamed “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars,” and community amenities include Lake Hickory, Valley Hills Mall, five higher education campuses, Hickory Regional Airport and many arts offerings.


Hickory, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 40,172
Median Age 38
Median Household Income $43,338
Median Home Price $153,500
Walkscore 27

Hickory, NC Demographics

Median Population in Hickory , NC

Median Age 38.3%
Age 18 Over 77.2%
Age 21 Over 72.7%
Age 62 Over 19%
Age 65 Over 16%

Race in Hickory , NC

  Ethnicity White 73.9%
  Ethnicity Black 13.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 12.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 6.4%

Population By Gender in Hickory , NC

  Male 46.3%
  Female 53.7%

Language in Hickory , NC

  English Only 86%
  English Other 14%

Economics in Hickory , NC

  Median Household Income $43,338
  Median Home Price $153,500
  Homes Owned 46.4%
  Homes Rent 53.6%
  Median Property Rent $671

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Commute Types in Hickory , NC

  Walked 1.5%
  Worked at Home 3.2%
  Public Transportation 0.1%
  Other Means 1.2%
  Drove Alone 86.2%
  Carpooled 7.9%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 18
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