The City of Hickory is located in the western portion of North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles northwest of Charlotte, 80 miles east of Asheville, and 35 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The anchor city of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton MSA (estimated 2015 population - 362,510), Hickory's most recent population estimate was 40,374.
Hickory spans approximately 30 square miles and resides at the prime juncture of Interstate 40 and US 321 that makes it an excellent location for industrial, retail, and residential development. Citizens enjoy the advantages of a setting that allows easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Catawba chain of lakes, including Hickory, James, Rhodhiss, Lookout Shoals and Norman, a mild climate, and excellent interstate, rail and air access. The City operates a top rated library system and provides unparalleled cultural offerings for a city of this size
  Hickory Catawba County Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area
Population (2015 Estimates) 40,374 155,828 363,074
Total Households (2011-2015 ACS) 15,899 60,498 140,097
Median Household Income (2011-2015 ACS) $43,338 $40,450 $40,380
Mean Household Income (2011-2015 ACS) $66,150 $59,347 $55,285
Per Capita Income $26,851 $23,657 $21,537
% of Persons below the Poverty Level 17.5%




76 North Center Street
Hickory, NC 28601
Office: (828) 323-7412
Office Fax: (828) 323-7550


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