Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area, North Carolina 

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Population

364,044

+0.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$40,820

Median Home Price

$134,257

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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.

Pros
Nearby mountains
Cost of living
Small-town feel
Cons
Employment
Arts and culture
Low ethnic diversity
 $165,000 
1902 19th Ave NE
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1066 SqFt
 $499,900 
321 40th Avenue Drive Dr NW
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 3353 SqFt
 $255,000 
4260 1st St NE Unit 1 /B
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1988 SqFt

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.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: North Carolina
County:
Metro Area: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Hickory, Lenoir, 34 total
Zip Codes: 28655, 28601, 28645, 28602, 28658, 28681, 28613, 28630, 28612, 28650, 26 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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
The Hickory metro area voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area's population is 364,044 people. Since 2010, 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 $134,257. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%. Check out the homes in the area

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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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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NEW LISTINGS IN HICKORY
$165,000
1902 19th Ave NE
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$499,900
321 40th Avenue Drive Dr NW
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$255,000
4260 1st St NE Unit 1 /B
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$375,000
964 19th Ave NW
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$200,000
1732 15th Street Pl NE
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$184,900
1756 15th Street Pl NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$350,000
549 N Center St
Bed 4 | Bath 4

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