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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



Historical Presidential Election Results for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 66% Donald Trump* (R) 135,614 71.0% Joe Biden (D) 53,197 27.8% 2,281 [+] 1.2% 191,092 24 0.12%
2016 58% Donald Trump (R) 115,076 69.4% Hillary Clinton (D) 44,659 26.9% 6,127 [+] 3.7% 165,862 23 0.12%
2012 56% Mitt Romney (R) 102,287 64.7% Barack Obama* (D) 53,279 33.7% 2,507 [+] 1.6% 158,073 18 0.12%
2008 58% John McCain (R) 99,411 62.4% Barack Obama (D) 57,805 36.3% 2,087 [+] 1.3% 159,303 17 0.12%
2004 51% George W. Bush* (R) 90,638 66.5% John Kerry (D) 45,203 33.1% 557 [+] 0.4% 136,398 16 0.11%
2000 47% George W. Bush (R) 79,289 65.5% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 40,924 33.8% 893 [+] 0.7% 121,106 18 0.11%
1996 45% Robert Dole (R) 60,152 55.0% Bill Clinton* (D) 39,284 35.9% 9,870 [+] 9.0% 109,306 14 0.11%
1992 52% George Bush* (R) 58,170 49.0% Bill Clinton (D) 42,781 36.0% 17,782 [+] 15.0% 118,733 12 0.11%
1988 48% George Bush (R) 67,949 65.4% Michael Dukakis (D) 35,780 34.4% 153 [+] 0.1% 103,882 12 0.11%
1984 53% Ronald Reagan* (R) 75,768 69.6% Walter Mondale (D) 32,945 30.2% 216 0.2% 108,929 11 0.12%
1980 50% Ronald Reagan (R) 55,170 57.0% Jimmy Carter* (D) 38,837 40.2% 2,707 [+] 2.8% 96,714 6 0.11%
1976 55% Jimmy Carter (D) 48,297 52.5% Gerald Ford* (R) 43,299 47.1% 412 [+] 0.4% 92,008 -1 0.11%
1972 51% Richard Nixon* (R) 57,394 71.7% George McGovern (D) 21,295 26.6% 1,313 [+] 1.6% 80,002 11 0.10%
1968 68% Richard Nixon (R) 44,273 52.7% George Wallace (AIP) 20,475 24.4% 19,258 [+] 22.9% 84,006 9 0.11%
1964 73% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 43,197 52.1% Barry Goldwater (R) 39,690 47.9% 0 0.0% 82,887 9 0.12%
1960 79% Richard Nixon (R) 47,788 56.9% John Kennedy (D) 36,184 43.1% 0 0.0% 83,972 7 0.12%
1956 74% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 45,669 61.2% Adlai Stevenson (D) 28,994 38.8% 0 0.0% 74,663 4 0.12%
1952 74% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 40,684 58.0% Adlai Stevenson (D) 29,484 42.0% 0 0.0% 70,168 3 0.11%
1948 58% Thomas Dewey (R) 23,146 47.2% Harry Truman* (D) 22,160 45.2% 3,727 [+] 7.6% 49,033 2 0.10%
1944 57% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 24,642 54.7% Thomas Dewey (R) 20,402 45.3% 0 0.0% 45,044 -1 0.09%
1940 59% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 27,548 63.6% Wendell Willkie (R) 15,767 36.4% 0 0.0% 43,315 -8 0.09%
1936 75% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 28,742 61.8% Alf Landon (R) 17,765 38.2% 0 0.0% 46,507 2 0.10%
1932 69% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 22,744 57.9% Herbert Hoover* (R) 16,342 41.6% 198 [+] 0.5% 39,284 2 0.10%
1928 62% Herbert Hoover (R) 19,476 62.3% Al Smith (D) 11,810 37.7% 0 0.0% 31,286 4 0.08%
1924 65% John Davis (D) 15,530 52.0% Calvin Coolidge (R) 14,128 47.3% 213 [+] 0.7% 29,871 -7 0.10%
1920 71% Warren Harding (R) 15,468 53.1% James Cox (D) 13,642 46.9% 0 0.0% 29,110 -7 0.11%
1916 36% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 6,944 50.2% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 6,869 49.7% 14 [+] 0.1% 13,827 4 0.07%
1912 32% Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,954 49.4% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 4,824 40.0% 1,270 [+] 10.5% 12,048 -13 0.08%
1908 34% William Taft (R) 6,187 53.5% William J. Bryan (D) 5,380 46.5% 0 0.0% 11,567 2 0.08%
1904 30% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 4,666 49.1% Alton Parker (D) 4,516 47.5% 318 [+] 3.3% 9,500 -7 0.07%
1900 35% William McKinley* (R) 4,887 48.8% William J. Bryan (D) 4,886 48.8% 234 [+] 2.3% 10,007 -3 0.07%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 53,197 27.8%
Donald Trump* (R) 135,614 71.0%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,322 0.7%
Other 959 0.5%
TOTAL 191,092
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): 24


2016 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 44,659 26.9%
Donald Trump (R) 115,076 69.4%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 4,247 2.6%
Jill Stein (Grn) 418 0.3%
Other 1,462 0.9%
TOTAL 165,862
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 23


2012 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 53,279 33.7%
Mitt Romney (R) 102,287 64.7%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,956 1.2%
Other 551 0.3%
TOTAL 158,073
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): 18


2008 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 57,805 36.3%
John McCain (R) 99,411 62.4%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 1,282 0.8%
Other 805 0.5%
TOTAL 159,303
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 17


2004 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 90,638 66.5%
John Kerry (D) 45,203 33.1%
Other 557 0.4%
TOTAL 136,398
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 16


2000 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 79,289 65.5%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 40,924 33.8%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 422 0.3%
Other 471 0.4%
TOTAL 121,106
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 18


1996 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 39,284 35.9%
Robert Dole (R) 60,152 55.0%
Ross Perot (Ref) 9,386 8.6%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 310 0.3%
Other 174 0.2%
TOTAL 109,306
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): 14


1992 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 42,781 36.0%
George Bush* (R) 58,170 49.0%
Ross Perot (I) 17,614 14.8%
Other 168 0.1%
TOTAL 118,733
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 12


1988 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 67,949 65.4%
Michael Dukakis (D) 35,780 34.4%
Other 153 0.1%
TOTAL 103,882
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 12


1984 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 75,768 69.6%
Walter Mondale (D) 32,945 30.2%
Other 216 0.2%
TOTAL 108,929
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 11


1980 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 55,170 57.0%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 38,837 40.2%
John Anderson (I) 2,001 2.1%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 590 0.6%
Other 116 0.1%
TOTAL 96,714
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 6


1976 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 48,297 52.5%
Gerald Ford* (R) 43,299 47.1%
Other 412 0.4%
TOTAL 92,008
Turnout: 55% Diff (US): -1


1972 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 57,394 71.7%
George McGovern (D) 21,295 26.6%
John Schmitz (Amer) 1,313 1.6%
TOTAL 80,002
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): 11


1968 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 44,273 52.7%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 19,258 22.9%
George Wallace (AIP) 20,475 24.4%
TOTAL 84,006
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): 9


1964 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 43,197 52.1%
Barry Goldwater (R) 39,690 47.9%
TOTAL 82,887
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): 9


1956 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 45,669 61.2%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 28,994 38.8%
TOTAL 74,663
Turnout: 74% Diff (US): 4


1952 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 40,684 58.0%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 29,484 42.0%
TOTAL 70,168
Turnout: 74% Diff (US): 3


1948 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 22,160 45.2%
Thomas Dewey (R) 23,146 47.2%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 3,630 7.4%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 97 0.2%
TOTAL 49,033
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): 2


1944 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 24,642 54.7%
Thomas Dewey (R) 20,402 45.3%
TOTAL 45,044
Turnout: 57% Diff (US): -1


1940 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 27,548 63.6%
Wendell Willkie (R) 15,767 36.4%
TOTAL 43,315
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -8


1936 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 28,742 61.8%
Alf Landon (R) 17,765 38.2%
TOTAL 46,507
Turnout: 75% Diff (US): 2


1932 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 22,744 57.9%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 16,342 41.6%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 198 0.5%
TOTAL 39,284
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): 2


1928 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 19,476 62.3%
Al Smith (D) 11,810 37.7%
TOTAL 31,286
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): 4


1924 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 14,128 47.3%
John Davis (D) 15,530 52.0%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 213 0.7%
TOTAL 29,871
Turnout: 65% Diff (US): -7


1920 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 15,468 53.1%
James Cox (D) 13,642 46.9%
TOTAL 29,110
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): -7


1916 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 6,869 49.7%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 6,944 50.2%
Other 14 0.1%
TOTAL 13,827
Turnout: 36% Diff (US): 4


1912 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,954 49.4%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 4,824 40.0%
William Taft* (R) 1,256 10.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 11 0.1%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 3 0.0%
TOTAL 12,048
Turnout: 32% Diff (US): -13


1908 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 6,187 53.5%
William J. Bryan (D) 5,380 46.5%
TOTAL 11,567
Turnout: 34% Diff (US): 2


1904 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 4,666 49.1%
Alton Parker (D) 4,516 47.5%
Other 318 3.3%
TOTAL 9,500
Turnout: 30% Diff (US): -7


1900 President, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 4,887 48.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 4,886 48.8%
Other 234 2.3%
TOTAL 10,007
Turnout: 35% Diff (US): -3
* incumbent