Latest Data (2016)
Population 40,567
Nationwide Rank 931

Quick Facts

Hickory, North Carolina is the 931st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Hickory, North Carolina is a city.

Hickory, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Hickory had its largest population ever.

Hickory, North Carolina's growth is below average. 62% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Hickory, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
921 Bartlett, Illinois 41,178 11.8%
922 La Quinta, California 40,956 66.5%
923 Campbell, California 40,939 5.1%
924 Covington, Kentucky 40,797 -5.0%
925 Sumter, South Carolina 40,723 0.1%
926 Bremerton, Washington 40,675 9.2%
927 Puyallup, Washington 40,640 17.7%
928 Oakley, California 40,622 57.1%
929 Shakopee, Minnesota 40,610 92.6%
930 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 40,569 -5.6%
931 Hickory, North Carolina 40,567 7.6%
932 Quincy, Illinois 40,531 -0.3%
933 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 40,500 19.2%
934 Hagerstown, Maryland 40,452 9.9%
935 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,414 3.5%
936 San Gabriel, California 40,404 1.2%
937 La Puente, California 40,377 -1.8%
938 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,339 5.1%
939 Holyoke, Massachusetts 40,280 0.9%
940 Calexico, California 40,232 47.1%
941 Streamwood, Illinois 40,166 9.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
459 Gastonia 75,536 11.7%
523 Jacksonville 67,784 3.0%
627 Chapel Hill 59,246 23.3%
676 Rocky Mount 55,466 -5.7%
688 Huntersville 54,839 109.7%
719 Burlington 52,709 14.7%
761 Wilson 49,620 10.1%
798 Kannapolis 47,839 27.9%
810 Apex 47,349 122.9%
931 Hickory 40,567 7.6%
943 Wake Forest 40,112 206.7%
997 Indian Trail 38,222 180.5%
1044 Mooresville 36,543 87.4%
1065 Goldsboro 35,792 -10.8%
1094 Monroe 34,818 27.1%
1119 Salisbury 34,001 11.1%
1145 Holly Springs 33,260 228.5%
1199 Matthews 31,495 36.4%
1254 New Bern 30,101 29.3%
1285 Sanford 29,128 24.1%
1300 Garner 28,776 52.8%
1315 Cornelius 28,515 101.2%
1381 Thomasville 27,030 10.2%
1406 Statesville 26,506 12.6%
1421 Mint Hill 26,236 51.8%
1428 Asheboro 26,141 17.7%
1440 Fuquay-Varina 25,865 215.5%
1513 Morrisville 24,732 344.1%
1553 Kernersville 24,066 27.6%
1704 Lumberton 21,499 1.7%
1716 Carrboro 21,265 20.1%
1738 Kinston 20,923 -12.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 40,567 931
2015 40,374 934
2014 40,143 930
2013 40,361 915
2012 40,093 912
2011 39,970 904
2010 40,010 891
2009 41,469 849
2008 41,106 850
2007 40,770 844
2006 40,243 847
2005 39,812 839
2004 39,836 830
2003 39,566 834
2002 39,391 836
2001 38,475 848
2000 37,690 857
1990 29,474 945