Hickory Population By Year

Population Graph For Hickory, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 43,532 915 0.5%
2020 43,309 921 0.8%
2010 40,010 891 0.6%
2000 37,690 857 2.5%
1990 29,474 945

Hickory Population Facts

What is the current population of Hickory?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Hickory is 43,532. Hickory, North Carolina is the 915th largest city in the US.

What county is Hickory, North Carolina in?

Parts of Hickory are located within Burke County, Caldwell County and Catawba County.

What is the size of Hickory, North Carolina in square miles?

Hickory has an area of 29.7 square miles.

What was the peak population of Hickory?

The current population of Hickory (43,532) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Hickory growing?

Hickory has grown 15.5% since the 2000. Hickory, North Carolina's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Hickory, North Carolina?

Hickory has a population density of 1,346.8 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
664 Burlington 58,818 28.0%
733 Kannapolis 54,446 45.6%
739 Rocky Mount 53,957 -8.2%
772 Mooresville 51,594 164.6%
805 Wake Forest 49,657 279.7%
836 Wilson 47,731 5.9%
915 Hickory 43,532 15.5%
917 Holly Springs 43,524 329.9%
964 Indian Trail 40,953 200.6%
1081 Fuquay-Varina 36,736 348.1%
1111 Salisbury 35,760 16.9%
1142 Monroe 34,888 27.3%
1208 Goldsboro 32,749 -18.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
909 Greenacres, Florida 43,813 53.5%
910 Oakley, California 43,771 69.3%
911 Oakland Park, Florida 43,650 3.6%
912 Pittsfield, Massachusetts 43,641 -4.5%
913 Leominster, Massachusetts 43,613 5.1%
914 Linden, New Jersey 43,594 10.5%
915 Hickory, North Carolina 43,532 15.5%
916 Altoona, Pennsylvania 43,525 -11.9%
917 Holly Springs, North Carolina 43,524 329.9%
918 Ormond Beach, Florida 43,517 19.0%
919 Hagerstown, Maryland 43,487 18.2%
920 Gainesville, Georgia 43,417 64.8%
921 Waxahachie, Texas 43,368 100.0%

Hickory Demographics

What is the voting age population of Hickory, North Carolina?

The total voting age population of Hickory, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 29,464. The voting age population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 16.9% of the residents of Hickory are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Hickory, North Carolina?

The racial demographics of Hickory are 71.1% White, 12.6% Black, 8.3% Other, 5.1% Asian and 2.8% Two or more races. Additionally, 12.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Hickory, 17.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.3%. On a per-household basis, 11.1% of families are below the poverty line in Hickory.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 62.1% of Hickory residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Hickory, North Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.1% of Hickory residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 33.3% have a bachelor's degree and 12.5% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Hickory residents aged 5 and older, 16.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 11.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.6% speak an Asian language.

Hickory Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Hickory, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Hickory is 8.5%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Hickory, 9.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Hickory, North Carolina?

The median household income in Hickory is $47,652.

Hickory Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Hickory, North Carolina?

In Hickory, 54.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Hickory, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 45.2% of housing units in Hickory.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Hickory, 6.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Hickory, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Hickory, 13.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,600 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Hickory, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Hickory is $734.

What percentage of households in Hickory, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Hickory, 82.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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