Latest Data (2018)
Population 40,925
Nationwide Rank 946

Quick Facts

Hickory, North Carolina is the 946th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Hickory, North Carolina is a city.

Hickory, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Hickory had its largest population ever.

Hickory, North Carolina's growth is below average. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Hickory, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
936 Brighton, Colorado 41,254 93.7%
937 Bremerton, Washington 41,235 10.7%
938 Weslaco, Texas 41,171 43.0%
939 Wentzville, Missouri 41,164 451.2%
940 Shelton, Connecticut 41,097 7.5%
941 Greenacres, Florida 41,084 43.9%
942 Schertz, Texas 41,057 95.0%
943 Cedar Falls, Iowa 41,048 13.3%
944 Maplewood, Minnesota 41,004 15.8%
945 Bartlett, Illinois 40,931 11.1%
946 Hickory, North Carolina 40,925 8.5%
947 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,882 4.7%
948 Buffalo Grove, Illinois 40,853 -5.5%
949 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 40,806 -5.0%
950 Danville, Virginia 40,693 -15.6%
951 Hutchinson, Kansas 40,623 -2.8%
952 Gallatin, Tennessee 40,457 71.7%
953 Florence, Alabama 40,428 11.2%
954 Bullhead City, Arizona 40,421 19.0%
955 Lancaster, Ohio 40,414 13.8%
956 Woburn, Massachusetts 40,397 7.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
455 Gastonia 77,024 13.9%
495 Jacksonville 72,896 10.8%
616 Chapel Hill 60,988 26.9%
671 Huntersville 57,098 118.3%
712 Rocky Mount 54,242 -7.7%
724 Apex 53,852 153.6%
726 Burlington 53,748 17.0%
779 Kannapolis 49,761 33.0%
786 Wilson 49,329 9.4%
879 Wake Forest 44,046 236.8%
946 Hickory 40,925 8.5%
984 Indian Trail 39,619 190.8%
1008 Mooresville 38,431 97.1%
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%
1740 Carrboro 21,314 20.3%
1771 Lumberton 20,840 -1.3%
1790 Clemmons 20,563 29.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 40,925 946
2017 40,611 939
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