Hickory, NC Overview

Standing in a class of its own as the regional center for employment, culture, entertainment, healthcare, and education, the City of Hickory is enjoying phenomenal growth and expansion. The completion of the Hickory Ridge Shopping Center represented a $15 million investment in an already booming local economy. With 60 percent of the nation's furniture produced within a 200-mile radius of Hickory, the town attracts shoppers as well as those who are looking for a serene getaway. Historic sites and museums, discovery trails that are off the beaten path, performing arts productions, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality ensure an exceptional quality of life. Community theater, choral groups, musical concerts, the Hickory Museum of Art, Western Piedmont Symphony, and the talented groups of Lenoir-Rhyne College are just a few of the highlights in this active and balanced community. Newcomers will appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, nestled in the lush foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Summary

Population Growth (since 2000) 3%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,372.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.329
Households w/ Children 27%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 15%
5+ Years in Residency 33%
Median Year in Residency 2.86

Housing Inventory

Hickory, NC Housing Inventory 9,603 1,994 7,393 9,603 1,994

Market Overview

273 listings with an estimated median price of $299,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 25
$100K - 200K 61
$200K - 300K 58
$300K - 400K 48
$400K - 500K 29
$500K - 600K 17
$600K - 700K 7
$700K - 800K 10
$800K - 900K 2
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 14
Property Type Count
Single Family 161
Townhouse 7
Commercial 54
Rental 11
Lots and Land 49
Multi Family 2

(Data as of 6/24/2019)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Hickory, NC Population Demographics

Total: 40,998

Households:16,996

Median Age: 39.28

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Hickory, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Hickory, NC Weather Risk

Education

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Hickory, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Hickory, NC Highest Education Level Attained 2,752 7,088 5,532 1,919 2,569 5,271 2,558 2,752 7,088 1,919 2,569

Employment and Finance

Workforce

Hickory, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $39,966)

Hickory, NC Income by dollar range 1,369 1,245 1,103 1,235 1,252 1,403 897 868 705 1,238 1,610 1,404 916 634 842 110 151 14

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Studio
$548
One Bedroom
$553
Two Bedroom
$665
Three Bedroom
$852
Four Bedroom
$1,015

Smoking Ban

The Smoking Ban data indicates whether an area has a smoking ban in place for workplaces, restaurants or bars. This information represents that of the search area and may not reflect that of the whole County or State.

Workplaces
No
Restaurants
Yes
Bars
Yes

Crime

The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Hickory, NC Crime

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