Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
161,011
0.979% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
0.48% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
2.72% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,070
7.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$194,000
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
72,124
1.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC had a population of 161k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $62,070. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC grew from 159,450 to 161,011, a 0.979% increase and its median household income grew from $57,899 to $62,070, a 7.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.06%), Other (Hispanic) (4.16%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.08%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%).

13.3% of the households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are Catawba Valley Community College (1,765 degrees awarded in 2022) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (607 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was $194,000, and the homeownership rate was 71%.

Most people in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC is home to a population of 161k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.87% of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2022, there were 9.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are Spanish (13,302 households), Hmong (3,567 households), and Persian (Incl. Farsi, Dari) (472 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
82,005
Women
50.9%
79,221
Men
49.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 161,226 inhabitants, with 49.1% men, and 50.9% women.

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Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 552
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13k ± 633
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.7k ± 923
10.4%
Hispanic Population
16.7k people

In 2022, there were 9.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.4% of the people in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are hispanic (16.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,162 ± 1,563 people
  2. Laos
    885 ± 728 people
  3. Guatemala
    580 ± 590 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 4,162 Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC residents, followed by Laos with 885 and Guatemala with 580.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
6.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.9k people

As of 2022, 6.87% of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC residents (11.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was 6.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    13,302 households (8.73%)
  2. Hmong
    3,567 households (2.34%)
  3. Persian (Incl. Farsi, Dari)
    472 households (0.31%)

13.3% of the households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was Spanish. 8.73% of the households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,068 ± 330
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,088 ± 378
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,338 ± 306

Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC employs 72.1k people. The largest industries in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,782 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,362 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,733 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($177,766), Other personal services ($165,470), and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($157,752).

Males in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,150. The income inequality in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,529
Women
47.5%
37,030
Men
52.5%

The workforce of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC in 2020 was 70,559 people, with 47.5% woman, and 52.5% men.

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Occupations

72.1k
2022 Value
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 1.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 71.1k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC, are Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (2,465 people), Other managers (1,929 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.1k
2022 Value
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 1.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 71.1k employees to 72.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,782 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,362 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,733 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,067
Median earning men ± $1,191
$34,272
Median earning women ± $1,520

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($63,864), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,957), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,870).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,857), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,090), and Public Administration ($55,625).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC awarded 2,372 degrees. The student population of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,691 male students and 3,835 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are White (1,643 and 70.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (260 and 11.2%), Asian (165 and 7.1%), and Black or African American (142 and 6.11%).

The largest universities in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Catawba Valley Community College (1,765 and 74.4%) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (607 and 25.6%).

The most popular majors in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (597 and 25.2%), General Business Administration & Management (262 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (135 and 5.69%).

The median tuition cost in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC for private four year colleges is $43,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 8.74%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,526 (41.2% men and 58.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,526 students enrolled in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,247 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 79 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 597 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was Registered Nursing with 79 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,765 degrees awarded
  2. 607 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Catawba Valley Community College with 1,765 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,031 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC, which is 0.769 times less than the 1,341 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,643 degrees mean that there were 6.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 260 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($239) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (39.1k), Some college (27.2k), and Bachelors Degree (21.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was $194,000 in 2022, which is 0.688 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,100 to $194,000, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC is 71%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC is $62,070. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$194,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,104
$45,783
Median Property Taxes
±$1,642

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Rent vs Own

71%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71% of the housing units in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

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$62,070
Median Household Income
± $1,942
64.4k
Number of Households
± 2,142

In 2022, the median household income of the 64.4k households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC grew to $62,070 from the previous year's value of $57,899.

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Wage Distribution

0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC
0.441
2021 Wage GINI in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.582% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.39%)

In 2022, 80.9% of workers in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.72%) and those who worked at home (6.39%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC (20.6k out of 158k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Health

88.2% of the population of Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.8%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC grew by 1.54% from 11.7% to 11.8%.

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