Latest Data (2017)
Population 40,611
Nationwide Rank 939

Quick Facts

Hickory, North Carolina is the 939th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Hickory, North Carolina is a city.

Hickory, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 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
2000-2017
929 Bremerton, Washington 41,041 10.2%
930 Grove City, Ohio 41,022 48.3%
931 Puyallup, Washington 41,001 18.7%
932 Maplewood, Minnesota 40,918 15.6%
933 Shakopee, Minnesota 40,893 93.9%
934 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 40,806 -5.0%
935 Fitchburg, Massachusetts 40,793 4.5%
936 Oviedo, Florida 40,785 54.2%
937 Hutchinson, Kansas 40,772 -2.5%
938 Greenacres, Florida 40,719 42.6%
939 Hickory, North Carolina 40,611 7.7%
940 Brighton, Colorado 40,562 90.4%
941 Apache Junction, Arizona 40,538 26.3%
942 San Gabriel, California 40,514 1.5%
943 Covington, Kentucky 40,455 -5.8%
944 Crystal Lake, Illinois 40,421 5.4%
945 Gainesville, Georgia 40,359 53.2%
946 Weslaco, Texas 40,358 40.2%
947 Calexico, California 40,351 47.5%
948 Holyoke, Massachusetts 40,341 1.1%
949 La Puente, California 40,322 -1.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
456 Gastonia 76,593 13.2%
490 Jacksonville 72,447 10.1%
628 Chapel Hill 59,862 24.6%
672 Huntersville 56,212 115.0%
701 Rocky Mount 54,523 -7.3%
728 Burlington 53,077 15.5%
759 Apex 50,451 137.6%
776 Wilson 49,348 9.5%
791 Kannapolis 48,806 30.5%
903 Wake Forest 42,269 223.2%
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%
1399 Mint Hill 26,748 54.8%
1408 Statesville 26,657 13.2%
1411 Thomasville 26,615 8.5%
1423 Morrisville 26,461 375.2%
1451 Asheboro 25,863 16.4%
1546 Kernersville 24,386 29.3%
1709 Carrboro 21,544 21.6%
1717 Clayton 21,405 149.0%
1741 Lumberton 21,040 -0.3%
1782 Kinston 20,509 -13.8%
1792 Clemmons 20,420 29.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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