Hickory, North Carolina 

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Population

40,374

43% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$42,393

Avg. Home Price

$136,200

Best Places to Live in Hickory, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

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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

City: Hickory
Zip Codes: 28601 28602
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Hickory is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hickory jobs have increased by 1.15%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Hickory's cost of living is 12.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Hickory's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Hickory's population is 40,374 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.66%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Hickory is $136,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.62%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Hickory public schools spend $8,611 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Hickory. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Hickory

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Reviews for Hickory   5 Reviews
Hickory - 7/9/2011
I was born and raised in Hickory and I was finally able to escape. For anyone looking for a place to live and work, try somewhere else. The job market is absolutely... Read More

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It doesn't really get any better than this! - 9/21/2008
Hickory is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the western part of North Carolina. Born and raised in Caldwell county, just over the bridge, I've... Read More

Hickory is a great city! - 4/10/2007
Hickory is a great city to live in. Located in the North Carolina foothills in Catawba county, it is also bordered by Lake Hickory. The city is growing but is not... Read More


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