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Hickory is a city in Catawba County. (The community straddles Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for a local tavern made of hickory logs

The latitude of Hickory is 35.733N. The longitude is -81.341W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,148 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,476.


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Median household income
Local
$37,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hickory demographic reports
Hickory is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Berryville
· Hickory Tavern
· Highland
· West Hickory
Public transportation: Piedmont Wagon Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 176. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 cities, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hickory web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Western Piedmont Symphony
Hickory attractions: Hickory Furniture Mart
Sports teams: Crawdads (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Catawba Valley Furniture Museum, Hickory Museum of Art, Catawba Science Center
Colleges and universities: Lenoir-Rhyne College, Catawba Valley Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 88

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hickory demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Catawba County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28613 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Hickory residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hickory ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hickory was $23,263, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% of Hickory residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fall foliagePlaces to view colors: U.S. 321

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Historic districts in Hickory include Claremont High School Historic District, Kenworth Historic District, Second Street Place Southwest Historic District, Yoder's Mills Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hickory, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,070.


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Libraries in Hickory include Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Ridgeview Branch Library, Saint Stephens Branch Library, Southwest Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hickory include Hickory Daily Record

TV stations in Hickory include WHKY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFHE.

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Catawba County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hickory political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hickory workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hickory between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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