Hickory, North Carolina 

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Population

40,157

+0.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$42,393

Median Home Price

$154,800

Best Places to Live in Hickory, 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 Hickory, 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

Local Listings in Hickory
 $549,900 
4167 2nd St NW
Bed 5 | Bath 6 | 5205 SqFt
 $159,900 
629 3rd Ave NW
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1310 SqFt
 $469,000 
1122 Horse Rock Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 5275 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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QUICK FACTS

City: Hickory
Zip Codes: 28601 28602
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Hickory is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hickory jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Hickory's cost of living is 10.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Hickory's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
Catawba county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Hickory's population is 40,157 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 0.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Hickory is $154,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Hickory public schools spend $8,611 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Hickory. More Education


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Reviews for Hickory   6 Reviews
Hate of Southern American Culture - 9/10/2019
Cons, No ethnic diversity"... How is that a "Con"? That means it has a rich traditional culture, where most people share a interest in the same... Read More

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Hickory - 7/9/2011
I was born and raised in Hickory and I was finally able to escape. For anyone looking for a place to live and work, try somewhere else. The job market is absolutely... Read More

It doesn't really get any better than this! - 9/21/2008
Hickory is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the western part of North Carolina. Born and raised in Caldwell county, just over the bridge, I've... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN HICKORY
$549,900
4167 2nd St NW
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$159,900
629 3rd Ave NW
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$469,000
1122 Horse Rock Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$165,000
2618 32nd Ave NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$359,900
5116 Mark Dr NE
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$235,900
1676 Berkshire Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$567,900
97 42nd Avenue Dr NW
Bed 5 | Bath 4

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