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Population (year 2000): 6,604. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,093 (+7.4% change)
Males: 3,137 (47.5%), Females: 3,467 (52.5%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $37,583 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Conover:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.7%)
  • Black (8.4%)
  • Hispanic (7.8%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Other Asian (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.9%), United States (14.7%), English (8.6%), Irish (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Dutch (2.0%).North Carolina

Elevation: 1062 feet

Land area: 10.2 square miles

Conover,

For population 25 years and over in Conover

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Conover city

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

9.5% Foreign born (7.3% Latin America, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,021 (+18.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (31.7 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (44.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (512.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC Newton, (3.2 miles NC (4.7 miles Claremont, Stephens, NC (5.5 miles St. NC (7.7 miles Hickory, NC (8.6 miles Bethlehem, NC (8.8 miles Brookford, NC (9.2 miles Maiden, NC (9.9 miles Catawba,

Latitude: 35.71 N, Longitude: 81.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (37.5%), Educational,health and social services (13.0%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,072 (+91.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 868 (24.2%)

Crime in Conover (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (14.9 per 100,000)
  • 8 robberies (119.1 per 100,000)
  • 13 assaults (193.6 per 100,000)
  • 61 burglaries (908.3 per 100,000)
  • 478 thefts (7117.3 per 100,000)
  • 36 auto thefts (536.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 479.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Conover (2004):
  • 1 murder (14.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (14.5 per 100,000)
  • 5 robberies (72.7 per 100,000)
  • 10 assaults (145.3 per 100,000)
  • 83 burglaries (1206.4 per 100,000)
  • 262 thefts (3808.1 per 100,000)
  • 25 auto thefts (363.4 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 351.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Conover, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Conover,

Conover-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Conover city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 tornado 13.9 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Morgan Shepherd - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Oct 21, 1941).


Hospitals/medical centers near Conover:
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; HICKORY, NC)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; HICKORY, NC)
  • LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Conover:
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 12 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 41 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 76 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Conover:
  • WILSON'S (about 10 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: E40)
  • LANEYS (about 13 miles; MAIDEN, NC; ID: N92)
  • LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY RGNL (about 18 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC; ID: IPJ)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 16 $38,180 $28,635 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $15,144 $30,288 0 $0
Police - Other 1 $2,068 $24,816 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $17,236 $29,547 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $11,150 $22,300 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $14,940 $22,410 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $21,606 $25,927 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $16,353 $21,804 0 $0
Firefighters 10 $26,291 $31,549 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 23 $65,032 $33,929 0 $0
Totals for Government 96 $228,000 $28,500 0 $0
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Conover:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 27 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 44 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
Private high school in Conover:
  • TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 1409 NC HWY 16N PO BOX 40; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Conover:
  • SAINT STEPHENS ELEMENTARY (Students: 782; Location: 684 30TH STREET NE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LYLE CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 638; Location: 1845 EDGEWATER DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SHUFORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 577; Location: 810 HUNSUCKER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CONOVER SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 147; Location: 108 7TH STREET PLACE SW; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle school in Conover:
  • CONCORDIA CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 215 5TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 8)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Tri-City Christian School needs to be added to the private primary/middle school listings.

Shopping Centers: Catawba Village Shopping Center (1), Villa Park Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Conover include: Trinity Church (A), Woodlawn Church (B), Saint Timothys Church (C), Fairgrove Church (D).

Reservoir: F J I Development Corporation Lake (A).

Creek: Bakers Creek (A).


Conover compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
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.)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, 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.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, 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.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Conover:
  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS 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)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
TV broadcast stations around Conover:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • 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.)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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