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-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel


-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


Quick Facts About Lenoir

    The unemployment rate in Lenoir is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lenoir jobs have Increased by 0.70 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lenoir's cost of living is 14.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Lenoir's population is 18,171 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.22 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Lenoir is $103,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.50 percent.
    Lenoir public schools spend $8,740 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Lenoir.

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