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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.
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.
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.
28% of Hickory residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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
Median rent in Hickory, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,070.
Libraries in Hickory include Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Ridgeview Branch Library, Saint Stephens Branch Library, Southwest Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hickory include Hickory Daily Record
TV stations in Hickory include WHKY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WFHE.
Catawba County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hickory political report.
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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