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Population (year 2000): 37,222. Estimated population in July 2005: 40,232 (+8.1% change)
Males: 17,912 (48.1%), Females: 19,310 (51.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $37,236 (year 2000)
Median house value: $125,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Hickory:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.2%)
  • Black (14.1%)
  • Hispanic (7.7%)
  • Other race (3.1%)
  • Other Asian (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.5%), United States (12.5%), English (9.3%), Irish (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.6%).North Carolina forum

Land area: 28.1 square miles

Hickory,

For population 25 years and over in Hickory

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hickory city

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

10.0% Foreign born (5.6% Latin America, 2.8% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,650 (+25.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (34.9 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (50.2 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (517.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (2.7 miles Brookford, NC (3.6 miles Northlakes, View, NC (3.9 miles Long Stephens, NC (4.0 miles St. View, NC (4.7 miles Mountain NC (5.7 miles Bethlehem, NC (6.4 miles Hildebran, NC (7.5 miles Rhodhiss,


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
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 81.33 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.7%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +30,082 (+80.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,070 (63.7%)


 

Crime in Hickory by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 6 3 1 4
    per 100,000 8.1 16.1 8.1 2.7 10.7
Rapes 17 9 20 15 23
    per 100,000 45.7 24.2 53.7 40.3 61.8
Robberies 96 91 71 92 101
    per 100,000 257.9 244.5 190.7 247.2 271.3
Assaults 113 106 133 68 167
    per 100,000 303.6 284.8 357.3 182.7 448.7
Burglaries 611 571 482 623 758
    per 100,000 1641.5 1534.0 1294.9 1673.7 2036.4
Thefts 2,128 2,282 2,275 2,389 2,215
    per 100,000 5717.0 6130.8 6112.0 6418.2 5950.8
Auto thefts 166 228 159 176 113
    per 100,000 446.0 612.5 427.2 472.8 303.6
543.7 557.7 527.5 541.2 611.5

Average climate in Hickory, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hickory,

Hickory-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 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 4 tornado 9.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Dale Jarrett - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 26, 1956), Jason Jarrett - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Oct 14, 1975), Joe Fox - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Hickory, NC

), Andy Houston - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Nov 7, 1970).

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Hickory:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (810 FAIRGROVE CHURCH RD)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (420 N CENTER ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Hickory:
  • VALDESE GENERAL HOSPITAL INC (about 17 miles; VALDESE, NC)
  • LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC)
  • CALDWELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; LENOIR, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Hickory:
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 4 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 46 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 82 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Hickory:
  • WILSON'S (about 7 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: E40)
  • LANEYS (about 19 miles; MAIDEN, NC; ID: N92)
  • MORGANTON-LENOIR (about 20 miles; MORGANTON, NC; ID: MRN)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 109 $339,924 $37,422 0 $0
Sewerage 38 $104,927 $33,134 2 $2,113
Solid Waste Management 33 $82,687 $30,068 2 $1,997
Welfare 5 $11,081 $26,594 0 $0
Firefighters 122 $395,266 $38,878 0 $0
Airports 5 $15,019 $36,045 0 $0
Streets and Highways 53 $126,378 $28,613 1 $372
Fire - Other 5 $14,110 $33,864 3 $1,910
Financial Administration 22 $63,046 $34,388 0 $0
Other Government Administration 34 $146,790 $51,808 7 $6,700
Judicial and Legal 3 $12,806 $51,224 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 53 $154,587 $35,000 1 $292
Local Libraries 24 $68,402 $34,201 13 $9,180
Transit 14 $37,320 $31,988 5 $7,658
Water Supply 53 $136,225 $30,843 2 $1,422
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,726 $40,356 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 44 $110,941 $30,256 18 $12,822
Police - Other 26 $61,968 $28,600 13 $10,134
Totals for Government 645 $1,888,203 $35,129 67 $54,600
Colleges/Universities in Hickory:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,052; Location: 2550 HWY 70 SE; Public; Website: www.cvcc.cc.nc.us)
  • LENOIR-RHYNE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,345; Location: 7TH & 8TH STREET NE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lrc.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • CATAWBA HAIRSTYLING ACADEMY (Location: 229 FIRST AVE SE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Hickory:
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 30 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 51 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; SALISBURY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,499)
Public high schools in Hickory:
  • HICKORY HIGH (Students: 1,306; Location: 1234 3RD STREET NE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SAINT STEPHENS HIGH (Students: 1,209; Location: 3205 34TH STREET DRIVE NE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Hickory:
  • TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 1225 29TH AVE DR NE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Hickory:
  • CLYDE CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 770; Location: 2121 35TH AVENUE DRIVE NE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 683; Location: 5911 DWAYNE STARNES ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HARRY M ARNDT MIDDLE (Students: 655; Location: 3350 34TH STREET DRIVE NE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • NORTHVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 579; Location: 302 28TH AVENUE NE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RAY CHILDERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 540; Location: 1183 CAPE HICKORY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VIEWMONT ELEMENTARY (Students: 534; Location: 21 16TH AVENUE NW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WEBB A MURRAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 498; Location: 3901 SECTION HOUSE ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • W M JENKINS ELEMENTARY (Students: 486; Location: 3750 N CENTER STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GRANDVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 467; Location: 737 12TH STREET SW; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 403; Location: 1580 32ND STREET SW; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Hickory:
  • ST STEPHEN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 2304 SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HICKORY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 2535 21ST AVE. NE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MT OLIVE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 86; Location: 2780 N CENTER ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TREE OF LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: PO BOX 10009; Grades: KG - 11)
  • JOHNSTON ELEMENTARY SDA SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 172 23RD ST NW; Grades: 1 - 7)
Library in Hickory:
  • HICKORY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,780,628; Location: 375 3RD STREET, NE; 123,938 books; 5,080 audio materials; 5,843 video materials; 363 serial subscriptions)
 

Hickory compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
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.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
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)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

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