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Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hickory, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Hillsborough is 12% less densely populated than Hickory.
People are 1% more likely to be married in Hickory.
The Median Age is 2.3 years younger in Hillsborough.

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PEOPLE
 Hillsborough, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 Population6,41540,374321,418,820
 Population - 20105,97239,932308,745,538
 Population - 20005,44637,222285,036,114
 Population - 19904,26328,301251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now50.48%42.66%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now17.79%8.47%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,2021,35191
 Land Area5303,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age35.73837.4
 Female Population44.05%53.99%50.81%
 Male Population55.95%46.01%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Hillsborough, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.56%5.99%6.36%
 Age 5 to 97.13%7.04%6.51%
 Age 10 to 149.83%6.14%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.60%3.88%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.19%4.46%4.35%
 Age 21 to 243.96%6.12%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3411.57%12.46%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4417.82%14.16%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.66%12.52%14.09%
 Age 55 to 594.51%6.52%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.68%5.07%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.07%8.32%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.53%5.35%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.89%1.98%1.85%
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 RACE
 Hillsborough, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 White56.92%69.27%62.77%
 Black33.60%13.76%12.24%
 Asian1.60%3.19%4.95%
 Native American1.01%0.40%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.10%0.30%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.07%1.17%2.13%
 Hispanic3.71%11.90%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic96.29%88.11%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Hillsborough, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 Households2,27415,991116,211,000
 Family Households1,3989,67676,958,100
 Non Family Households8766,31539,253,000
 Household Size2.532.422.63
 Married Population47.50%46.56%50.58%
 Single Population52.50%53.44%49.42%
 Now Married44.28%44.02%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.22%2.54%2.17%
 Never Married36.19%34.60%32.55%
 Widowed4.53%7.63%5.95%
 Divorced11.78%11.22%10.92%
 Married, w/children38.70%28.61%31.68%
 Married, no children30.76%40.80%41.44%
 Single, w/children18.38%20.84%16.94%
 Single, no children12.16%9.76%9.95%
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