Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Population

370,266

+0.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$40,820

Median Home Price

$180,200

Median Age

42.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.8 / 6.4

summer / winter

United States / North Carolina / Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: North Carolina
County:
Metro Area: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area
City: Hickory, Lenoir, 34 total
Zip Codes: 28655, 28601, 28645, 28602, 28658, 28681, 28613, 28630, 28612, 28650, 26 total
Cost of Living: -15.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Nearby mountains
Cost of living
Small-town feel
Cons
Employment
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area's cost of living is 15.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro area remained overwhelmingly Republican, 70.9% to 27.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area's population is 370,266 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area is Real Estate: $180,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%.

SCHOOLS
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area public schools spend $8,596 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

It's a good time to buy in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton. Home Appreciation is up 12.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton is $180,200.
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ZIP CODES IN HICKORY-LENOIR-MORGANTON METRO AREA, NORTH CAROLINA
28655, 28601, 28645, 28602, 28658, 28681, 28613, 28630, 28612, 28650, 26 total

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