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Demographics

Catawba County Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton M.S.A.
Population (2017) 157,794 366,534
Total Households (2016) 61,828 141,250
Median Household Income (2016) $55,539 $48,079
Mean Household Income (2016) $72,992 $65,388
Per Capita Income (2016) $29,099 $25,996
Retail Sales (FY 2015-16) $2.37 billion $3.86 billion
Age Range (2017) Catawba County (%) Hky-Len-Morg M.S.A. (%)
0-19 years 24.8 23.8
20-24 years 6.5 5.7
25-34 years 11.8 11.0
35-44 years 11.9 12.0
45-54 years 14.2 14.8
55-64 years 13.0 13.9
65+ years 17.8 18.7
White 79.7 84.0
Black or African American 8.6 6.9
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3 0.4
Asian 3.9 2.8
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0
Some Other Race 5.6 4.4
Two or More Races 1.9 1.6
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 9.0 6.8
Educational Attainment (2016) Catawba County (%) Hky-Len-Morg M.S.A. (%)
Less than High School 16.6 17.6
High School Graduate 30.5 32.3
Some College 21.1 20.3
Associate Degree 10.2 11.8
Bachelor's Degree 14.7 11.0
Master's Degree or Higher 6.9 6.9
Top 10 Manufacturers (Q1 2019) Line of Business Local Employee Count
1 Corning Optical Communications Fiber Optic cable 1000+
2 CommScope Inc. Cable 1000+
3 GKN e-Powertrain Automotive Components 1000+
4 Century Furniture Furniture 500-999
5 Pierre Foods Frozen Foods 500-999
6 Sutter Street Manufacturing Furniture 500-999
7 McCreary Modern Furniture 500-999
8 Lee Industries Furniture 500-999
9 Ethan Allen Furniture 500-999
10 Bassett Furniture Furniture 500-999
Top 25 Employers (Q1 2019) Line of Business Local Employee Count
1 Catawba County Schools Education 1000+
2 Catawba Valley Medical Center Health Services 1000+
3 Corning Optical Communications Fiber optic cable 1000+
4 CommScope Cable 1000+
5 GKN e-Powertrain Automotive Components 1000+
6 County of Component Government 1000+
7 Duke LifePoint/Frye Regional Health Services 1000+
8 Wal-mart Retail 1000+
9 Target Stores Distribution Center Trade & Transportation 500-999
10 Century Furniture Furniture 500-999
11 Academy Sports & Outdoors Trade & Transportation 500-999
12 Catawba Valley Community College Education & Health Services 500-999
13 Advance Pierre Foods Frozen Foods 500-999
14 Concentrix Customer Service Center 500-999
15 Sutter Street Manufacturing Furniture 500-999
16 McCreary Modern Furniture 500-999
17 City of Hickory Government 500-999
18 Lee Industries Furniture 500-999
19 Performance Food Group Trade & Transportation 500-999
20 Ethan Allen Furniture 500-999
21 Cargo Transporters Trade & Transportation 500-999
22 Bassett Furniture Furniture 500-999
23 Shurtape Technologies Furniture 500-999
24 Hickory Public Schools Education & Health Services 500-999
25 Sherrill Furniture Company Furniture 500-999