Hickory Information

Hickory Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Hickory, NC

General Hickory Information

State: North Carolina

County: Catawba County

Close cities: Long View, NC, Brookford, NC, Conover, NC, Northlakes, NC, Mountain View, NC, Hildebran, NC, St. Stephens, NC, Bethlehem, NC, Hickory, NC

Hickory Population (census data)
Total 40,985 (+8.7% since 2000)
Male 19,722 (48.1%)
Female 21,263 (51.9%)

Population Density: 1,460 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 85.7 (US Avg is 100)

Land Area: 28.1 square miles

Median Household Income: $39,155

Zip Codes: 28602, 28601, and 28603.

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Hickory Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • 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%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (15.5%)
  • United States (12.5%)
  • English (9.3%)
  • Irish (7.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.7%)
  • Scottish (2.6%)
Foriegn Born: 3,704 people (9.0%)
  • Latin America (58.9%)
  • Asia (29.5%)
  • Europe (11.6%)

Local Hickory Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
NFL Football: Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons
NBA Basketball:
NHL Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes
NCAA Sports: Gardner-Webb University, Davidson College

Hickory School Information

High Schools
Catawba Valley Challenger High School - The Early College High School (CVCC- 2550 US Highway #70 SE, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Catawba County Schools NC District)
Catawba Valley Early College High (2550 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Catawba County Schools District)
Catawba Valley High (409 8th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)
Hickory High (1234 3rd Street NE, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)
Saint Stephens High (3205 34th Street Drive NE, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Catawba County Schools District)
Middle Schools
Grandview Middle (451 Catawba Valley Boulevard, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Hickory City Schools District)
Harry M Arndt Middle (3350 34th Street Drive NE, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Catawba County Schools District)
Northview Middle (302 28th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Clyde Campbell Elementary (2121 35th Avenue Drive NE, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Catawba County Schools District)
Longview Elementary (2430 2nd Avenue SW, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Hickory City Schools District)
Mountain View Elementary (5911 Dwayne Starnes Road, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Catawba County Schools District)
Oakwood Elementary (366 4th Street NW, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)
Ray Childers Elementary (1183 Cape Hickory Road, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Burke County Schools District)
Southwest Elementary (1580 32nd Street SW, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Hickory City Schools District)
Sweetwater Elementary (2110 Main Avenue SE, Hickory, NC, 28602 - Catawba County Schools District)
Viewmont Elementary (21 16th Avenue NW, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)
W M Jenkins Elementary (3750 N Center Street, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)
Webb A Murray Elementary (3901 Section House Road, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Catawba County Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Frye School (South Campus 420 N Center Street, Hickory, NC, 28601 - Hickory City Schools District)

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