Statewide Claims to Fame

Hickory is 9th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Hickory is 11th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Hickory is 14th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Hickory is 14th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Hickory is 15th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Hickory is 19th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Hickory is 19th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Hickory is 20th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Hickory, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 40,093 22nd 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 29.7 19th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,346.8 60th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 73rd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.6% 84th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.3% 68th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 83.0% 89th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 29.0% 59th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 74.9% 66th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 14.3% 77th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 106th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.2% 24th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 121st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.2% 68th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 11.4% 32nd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 69.4% 71st 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 52.3% 75th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.8% 28th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 18,719 19th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 39.1% 9th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 16,526 20th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 53.7% 105th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $151,600 75th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 102nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $26,324 51st $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $37,939 91st $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.0% 63rd 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Hickory Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,422 15th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,807,227 11th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $44,327 14th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $196,579 14th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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