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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area


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2022 population: 368,347   ( 2,850 from 2010)
Land area: 1639.5 square miles
Population density: 224.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:291,703 79.19% 3.4%
Black:25,1706.83% 1.2%
Indian:1,0090.27% 27.4%
Asian:12,4043.37% 30.9%
2+ races:6,8981.87% 42.8%
Hispanic:31,1638.46% 35.1%
Total non-White:76,64420.81% 20.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:8,048 11.0
Deaths:11,39315.6
Net Migration: 5,9338.1
Net Immigration: 3040.4
Change in White population:-10,393 -2.8
Change in Non-White pop.:13,243 3.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
365,497
302,09682.65%
24,8606.80%
7920.22%
9,4752.59%
4,8311.32%
23,0636.31%
63,40117.35%

2000
341,851
292,92285.69%
23,4416.86%
7010.21%
7,9752.33%
2,6910.79%
13,8344.05%
48,92914.31%

1990
292,409
267,57091.51%
21,2797.28%
5990.20%
1,5870.54%
n/a
1,3740.47%
24,8398.49%

1980
270,457
247,81491.63%
20,2467.49%
2840.11%
4830.18%
n/a
1,5570.58%
22,6438.37%

1970
227,402
207,34691.18%
19,3828.52%
1160.05%
1560.07%
n/a
3490.15%
20,056 8.82%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
41,159 12.0
30,5979.0
6,6051.9
7,7712.3
9,174 2.7
14,472 4.2
1990's
NumberRate
42,670 14.6
27,8409.5
20,3427.0
1,8510.6
25,352 8.7
24,090 8.2
1980's
NumberRate
36,155 13.4
22,302 8.2
9,258 3.4
n/a
19,756 7.3
2,196 0.8
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
20,191 8.9
n/a
40,468 17.8
2,587 1.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
43.4
74,256 20.2%
294,091 79.8%
71,992 19.5%
145,518
2.46
98,807 67.9%
72,487 73.4%
8,430 8.5%
46,711 32.1%

2010
NumberPercent
40.5
84,222 23.0%
281,275 77.0%
54,889 15.0%
144,504
2.47
100,057 69.2%
74,520 74.5%
9,439 9.4%
44,447 30.8%

2000
NumberPercent
36.8
82,077 24.0%
259,774 76.0%
43,600 12.8%
134,105
2.50
96,169 71.7%
75,969 79.0%
8,196 8.5%
37,936 28.3%

1990
NumberPercent
34.6
69,694 23.8%
222,715 76.2%
35,582 12.2%
112,506
2.55
84,742 75.3%
69,528 82.0%
5,916 7.0%
27,764 24.7%

1980
NumberPercent
30.7
78,765 29.1%
191,692 70.9%
25,924 9.6%
94,377
2.81
75,971 80.5%
64,625 85.1%
5,082 6.7%
18,406 19.5%

2022 Housing Data for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units163,980 
Median Value$174,164 
Occupied145,51888.7%
Vacant18,46211.3%
Owned107,69674.0%
Rented37,82226.0%
Median Rent$796 
Single-Family Units116,72171.2%
    Detached113,30569.1%
    Attached3,4162.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units11,3186.9%
Mobile Homes27,76916.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0007,0104.8%
$10,000 to $14,9996,8974.7%
$15,000 to $19,9997,4345.1%
$20,000 to $24,9997,5445.2%
$25,000 to $29,9997,1694.9%
$30,000 to $34,9997,0874.9%
$35,000 to $39,9995,7063.9%
$40,000 to $44,9997,4555.1%
$45,000 to $49,9996,8834.7%
$50,000 to $59,99911,9408.2%
$60,000 to $74,99915,62010.7%
$75,000 to $99,99919,12413.1%
$100,000 to $124,99912,9168.9%
$125,000 to $149,9999,2246.3%
$150,000 to $199,9997,0234.8%
$200,000 or more6,4864.5%
Median Household Income57,976 
Per Capita Income31,942 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.74 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI7,6225.2%
Public Assistance2,9252.0%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps18,92513.0%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed145,06268.7%
Unemployed8,3303.9%
In Armed Forces660.0%
Total Labor Force153,45872.7%
Not in Labor Force57,68827.3%
Real Unemployment Rate 31.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector67,90352,85156.2%
Non-Profit3,4736,40735.2%
Self-Employed10,2115,22166.2%
Local Government4,5076,54640.8%
State Government3,7375,26441.5%
Federal Government6841,13837.5%
Total Private + Self78,11458,07257.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.12,40119,35539.1%
Total90,51577,42753.9%
Pct. Govt.13.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts22,11413.1%
Sales and Office Occupations32,62219.4%
Professional, Technical30,73518.2%
Service Occupations25,88915.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4380.3%
All others57,11633.9%
White Collar 50.7%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing42,68256.2%
Health care and social assistance20,99827.7%
Retail trade19,18825.3%
Educational services12,03815.9%
Accommodation and food services11,49215.1%
Construction10,28613.6%
Other services9,05411.9%
Transportation and warehousing8,08410.7%
Public administration6,7668.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.5,4457.2%
Wholesale trade5,2907.0%
Professional, scientific, technical5,1746.8%
Finance and insurance3,4584.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,1302.8%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,0092.6%
Information1,8612.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,3281.7%
Utilities1,0821.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction610.1%
Management500.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican15,5674.25%
Puerto Rican3,1500.86%
Cuban3420.09%
Dominican950.03%
Total Central American6,2711.71%
Costa Rican3370.09%
Guatemalan2,7770.76%
Honduran1,3680.37%
Nicaraguan2330.06%
Panamanian350.01%
Salvadoran1,4670.40%
Other Central American540.01%
Total South American1,6620.45%
Argentinean2100.06%
Bolivian420.01%
Chilean2840.08%
Colombian5210.14%
Ecuadorian2850.08%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian1440.04%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan1720.05%
Other South American40.00%
Other Hispanic2,2770.62%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Hmong6,9821.91%
Chinese6700.18%
Laotian5310.15%
Vietnamese5300.14%
Filipino4580.13%
Thai3100.08%
Indian2920.08%
Mien1880.05%
Korean1580.04%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English312,81090.0%
Spanish22,9986.6%
Other Asian6,1071.8%
Other Indo-European1,4620.4%
German, other Germanic7740.2%
Arabic6040.2%
Chinese5230.2%
Tagalog5180.1%
Other4900.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American72,88019.9%
German49,72213.6%
English39,71510.9%
Irish32,4108.9%
Scottish8,2552.3%
European8,0122.2%
Scotch-Irish7,7842.1%
Italian7,5262.1%
Dutch4,8351.3%
French4,5451.2%
Polish4,0761.1%
British2,1580.6%
Welsh1,9580.5%
Norwegian1,8070.5%
Swedish1,4590.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen355,56697.1%
Not a citizen10,4652.9%
Native347,33894.9%
Foreign-born18,6935.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
13,315 5.1%24,914 9.5%83,753 32.1%84,665 32.4%37,512 14.4%17,134 6.6%
  Average years of education: 12.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 13,315 5.1%
9-12 Years 24,914 9.5%
H.S. Grad or GED 83,753 32.1%
Some College 84,665 32.4%
Bach. Degree 37,512 14.4%
Grad Degree 17,134 6.6%
Average years of education: 12.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 339,718 326,020 13,698 4.0%
1991 344,400 321,276 23,124 6.7%
1992 349,096 329,050 20,046 5.7%
1993 347,280 332,772 14,508 4.2%
1994 350,462 338,680 11,782 3.4%
1995 355,202 340,280 14,922 4.2%
1996 360,474 345,832 14,642 4.1%
1997 362,582 348,742 13,840 3.8%
1998 355,776 345,786 9,990 2.8%
1999 358,858 351,136 7,722 2.2%
2000 376,850 365,556 11,294 3.0%
2001 375,724 351,500 24,224 6.4%
2002 366,094 335,512 30,582 8.4%
2003 362,746 332,700 30,046 8.3%
2004 358,820 333,218 25,602 7.1%
2005 355,344 330,374 24,970 7.0%
2006 356,110 333,662 22,448 6.3%
2007 347,790 325,520 22,270 6.4%
2008 348,196 322,094 26,102 7.5%
2009 349,568 297,760 51,808 14.8%
2010 353,296 306,394 46,902 13.3%
2011 348,334 306,864 41,470 11.9%
2012 346,712 310,042 36,670 10.6%
2013 340,482 311,996 28,486 8.4%
2014 333,972 313,082 20,890 6.3%
2015 334,606 315,988 18,618 5.6%
2016 339,890 323,528 16,362 4.8%
2017 346,740 332,234 14,506 4.2%
2018 347,730 335,026 12,704 3.7%
2019 350,348 337,778 12,570 3.6%
2020 342,376 315,918 26,458 7.7%
2021 337,910 322,008 15,902 4.7%
2022 350,396 338,348 12,048 3.4%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com