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Morganton, North Carolina
Hickory, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Morganton is 55% less densely populated than Hickory.
People are 3% less likely to be married in Hickory.
The Median Age is 3.7 years older in Morganton.

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PEOPLE
 Morganton, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 Population16,69240,374321,418,820
 Population - 201016,97239,932308,745,538
 Population - 200017,31037,222285,036,114
 Population - 199015,08528,301251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now10.65%42.66%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now-3.57%8.47%12.76%
 Pop. Density8721,35191
 Land Area19303,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age41.73837.4
 Female Population51.81%53.99%50.81%
 Male Population48.19%46.01%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Morganton, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.10%5.99%6.36%
 Age 5 to 95.89%7.04%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.33%6.14%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.12%3.88%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.21%4.46%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.36%6.12%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3410.88%12.46%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4411.81%14.16%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.40%12.52%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.71%6.52%6.57%
 Age 60 to 647.28%5.07%5.72%
 Age 65 to 748.67%8.32%7.64%
 Age 75 to 847.23%5.35%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.03%1.98%1.85%
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 RACE
 Morganton, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 White66.32%69.27%62.77%
 Black11.41%13.76%12.24%
 Asian0.95%3.19%4.95%
 Native American0.00%0.40%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other1.02%0.30%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.41%1.17%2.13%
 Hispanic16.90%11.90%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic83.10%88.11%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Morganton, NCHickory, NCUnited States
 Households6,59015,991116,211,000
 Family Households3,8389,67676,958,100
 Non Family Households2,7526,31539,253,000
 Household Size2.382.422.63
 Married Population43.06%46.56%50.58%
 Single Population56.94%53.44%49.42%
 Now Married39.05%44.02%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.01%2.54%2.17%
 Never Married31.67%34.60%32.55%
 Widowed9.57%7.63%5.95%
 Divorced15.71%11.22%10.92%
 Married, w/children20.45%28.61%31.68%
 Married, no children39.76%40.80%41.44%
 Single, w/children27.57%20.84%16.94%
 Single, no children12.22%9.76%9.95%
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