Hickory, NC
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Hickory, North Carolina Info Snack

Population
40,634
Unemployment
8.5%
Poverty
17.1%
Median Home
$168,600
Median Income
$47,652
Median Rent
$734

Hickory SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Hickory, NC Crime Report

1,958
Total Crimes
4,771.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
92.63%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Hickory
/ 100k People
North Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,958 4,771.0 2,729.1 2,476.7
Violent Crime 165 402.0 371.8 366.7
Murder 4 9.7 6.0 5.0
Robbery 39 95.0 72.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 106 258.3 262.4 250.2
Property Crime 1,793 4,368.9 2,357.3 2,109.9
Burglary 235 572.6 519.1 340.5
Larceny 1,410 3,435.7 1,666.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 148 360.6 172.2 219.9

Hickory, NC Cost Of Living

96
Hickory's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Hickory North Carolina National Average
Overall 96 95 100
Services 106 101 100
Groceries 103 98 100
Health 101 108 100
Housing 81 85 100
Transportation 94 94 100
Utilities 95 98 100

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Rankings for Hickory in North Carolina

Map Of Hickory, NC

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Population over time in Hickory

Year Population % Change
2019 40,634 0.6%
2018 40,402 0.6%
2017 40,157 -0.3%
2016 40,274 0.3%
2015 40,172 0.2%
2014 40,108 -0.2%
2013 40,178 0.3%
2012 40,075 0.2%
2011 39,990 0.1%
2010 39,932 -

Race / Ethnicity in Hickory

White
67.0% (27,233)
African American
12.4% (5,050)
American Indian
0.0% (8)
Asian
5.0% (2,020)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (77)
Two Or More
2.6% (1,055)
Hispanic
12.8% (5,191)
Race Hickory NC USA
White 67.0% 63.1% 60.7%
African American 12.4% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 5.0% 2.8% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 12.8% 9.4% 18.0%

Gender in Hickory

Female
52.7% (21,433)
Male
47.3% (19,201)
Gender Hickory NC USA
Female 52.7% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 47.3% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Hickory for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,219)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (3,250)
High School / GED
26.0% (10,564)
Some College
19.0% (7,720)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (4,063)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (8,533)
Master's Degree
9.0% (3,657)
Professional Degree
2.0% (812)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (812)
Education Hickory NC USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Hickory, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
8.6% (351,317)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.0% (243,706)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.5% (549,983)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.2% (375,420)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (590,154)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.6% (716,025)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.6% (471,344)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.3% (378,585)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (173,102)
$200,000 or more
5.3% (213,760)
Income Hickory NC USA
Less than $10,000 8.6% 6.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.0% 5.0% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.5% 10.3% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.2% 10.3% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6% 18.0% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.6% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.3% 13.1% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 5.1% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 5.3% 5.4% 7.7%

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