Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

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  6. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Education Information
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  8. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Public Benefits Information
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  10. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 341,851
  • Land Area (2000): 4,243.633 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 70.850 square kilometers

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 327,067 2002 353,354 2005 358,599
2000 342,793 2003 Not Available 2006 Not Available
2001 347,668 2004 355,720 2007 365,896

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Houses (2000): 144,874

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 388,050 56.55%
 Rural, Farm 7,380 1.08%
 Rural, Non-farm 290,732 42.37%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Employment Information

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 170,761 163,788 6,973 4.08% 41
1991 172,242 160,666 11,576 6.72% 67
1992 174,182 164,245 9,937 5.71% 57
1993 173,545 166,209 7,336 4.23% 42
1994 174,925 169,079 5,846 3.34% 34
1995 177,390 169,812 7,579 4.27% 43
1996 179,960 172,573 7,387 4.10% 41
1997 181,279 174,320 6,958 3.84% 38
1998 178,494 173,493 5,001 2.80% 28
1999 179,789 175,942 3,847 2.14% 22
2000 188,254 182,613 5,641 3.00% 30
2001 186,638 174,592 12,046 6.45% 65
2002 182,950 168,328 14,622 7.99% 80
2003 179,669 165,341 14,328 7.97% 80
2004 178,581 166,562 12,020 6.73% 67
2005 177,296 165,580 11,716 6.61% 66
2006 177,828 167,449 10,379 5.84% 58
2007 172,813 162,590 10,223 5.92% 59
2008 172,127 159,581 12,546 7.29% 73
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 172,247 160,903 11,344 6.59% 66
Feb 2008 171,098 159,832 11,266 6.58% 66
Mar 2008 171,508 160,417 11,091 6.47% 65
Apr 2008 171,468 160,710 10,758 6.27% 63
May 2008 172,375 160,164 12,211 7.08% 71
Jun 2008 172,801 160,034 12,767 7.39% 74
Jul 2008 175,228 160,036 15,192 8.67% 87
Aug 2008 171,514 157,117 14,397 8.39% 84
Sep 2008 170,905 157,020 13,885 8.12% 81
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 34,528 18.12%
2. Construction 18,064 9.48%
3. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 9,272 4.87%
4. Truck Transportation 7,594 3.99%
5. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 6,180 3.24%
6. Accommodation and Food Services 5,910 3.10%
7. Health Care 5,900 3.10%
8. Metal Manufactuing 5,678 2.98%
9. Public Administration 5,584 2.93%
10. Repair and Maintenance 4,928 2.59%
11. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 4,918 2.58%
12. Educational Services 4,764 2.50%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 4,078 2.14%
14. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 4,072 2.14%
15. Apparel Manufacturing 3,412 1.79%
16. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 3,214 1.69%
17. Groceries and Related Products, Wholesale 2,898 1.52%
18. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 2,814 1.48%
19. Machinery Manufacturing 2,580 1.35%
20. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,506 1.32%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 23,498 14.48%
2. Health Care 22,440 13.83%
3. Educational Services 15,894 9.79%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 9,504 5.86%
5. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 7,898 4.87%
6. Apparel Manufacturing 7,814 4.82%
7. Social Assistance 5,064 3.12%
8. Finance and Insurance 4,568 2.81%
9. Food and Beverage Stores 4,534 2.79%
10. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 4,080 2.51%
11. Department and Other General Stores 4,074 2.51%
12. Public Administration 3,872 2.39%
13. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 3,492 2.15%
14. Personal and Laundry Services 2,814 1.73%
15. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 2,478 1.53%
16. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 2,338 1.44%
17. Construction 1,890 1.16%
18. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 1,880 1.16%
19. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,754 1.08%
20. Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances 1,666 1.03%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 20,146 10.57%
2. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 11,700 6.14%
3. Other Installation / Maintenance 10,448 5.48%
4. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 9,598 5.04%
5. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 8,300 4.36%
6. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 8,258 4.33%
7. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 7,166 3.76%
8. Assemblers and Fabricators 7,058 3.70%
9. Other Sales and Related Occupations 6,580 3.45%
10. Other Management Occupations 5,820 3.05%
11. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,684 2.98%
12. Woodworkers 5,296 2.78%
13. Vehicle Mechanics 4,894 2.57%
14. Other Construction Trades 4,694 2.46%
15. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 4,632 2.43%
16. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 4,600 2.41%
17. Top Executives 3,632 1.91%
18. Operations Managers Non Finance 3,040 1.60%
19. Carpenters 2,978 1.56%
20. Other Material Moving Workers 2,528 1.33%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 16,746 10.32%
2. Other Production Occupations 13,270 8.18%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 8,244 5.08%
4. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 7,150 4.41%
5. Secretaries and Admins 6,610 4.07%
6. Cashiers 5,354 3.30%
7. Registered Nurses 5,276 3.25%
8. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 4,866 3.00%
9. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 4,606 2.84%
10. Assemblers and Fabricators 4,516 2.78%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 4,378 2.70%
12. Other Sales and Related Occupations 4,292 2.64%
13. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 4,048 2.49%
14. Other Management Occupations 4,038 2.49%
15. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 3,514 2.17%
16. Health Technologists and Technicians 3,252 2.00%
17. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 3,186 1.96%
18. Customer Service Representatives 3,176 1.96%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 3,140 1.93%
20. Woodworkers 2,896 1.78%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 329,045 61.08%
15-35 hours 51,612 9.58%
1-14 hours 10,513 1.95%
No regular hours 147,517 27.38%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 9,178 2.69%
5 AM-5:29 AM 9,273 2.72%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 21,268 6.23%
6 AM-6:29 AM 45,818 13.42%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 54,425 15.95%
7 AM-7:29 AM 42,194 12.36%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 55,872 16.37%
8 AM-8:29 AM 26,062 7.64%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 11,405 3.34%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 10,430 3.06%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 4,718 1.38%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 2,178 0.64%
Noon-3:59 PM 21,712 6.36%
4 PM-11:59 PM 26,757 7.84%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 9,880 2.89%
5-9 37,794 11.07%
10-14 64,278 18.83%
15-19 72,121 21.13%
20-24 61,812 18.11%
25-29 20,571 6.03%
30-34 36,484 10.69%
35-39 6,348 1.86%
40-44 5,550 1.63%
45-59 12,184 3.57%
60-89 8,016 2.35%
At least 90 6,252 1.83%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 398 0.12% 266,058 77.96%
30-44 36 0.01% 48,346 14.17%
45-59 8 0.00% 12,176 3.57%
At least 60 202 0.06% 14,066 4.12%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 358 0.10%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 50,473 14.51%
 Car / truck / van, solo 282,692 81.29%
 Motorcycle 344 0.10%
 Other 2,992 0.86%
 Public transportation 644 0.19%
 Walked 3,787 1.09%
 Worked at home 6,470 1.86%

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 268,210 (669,442 people)
Families (2000): 192,338 (566,974 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 86,106
People at same address in 1995: 378,360

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 24,679 9.17%
$10,000-$14,999 17,087 6.35%
$15,000-$19,999 18,980 7.05%
$20,000-$24,999 20,424 7.59%
$25,000-$29,999 21,783 8.09%
$30,000-$34,999 20,014 7.43%
$35,000-$39,999 18,987 7.05%
$40,000-$44,999 17,922 6.66%
$45,000-$49,999 15,624 5.80%
$50,000-$59,999 28,800 10.70%
$60,000-$74,999 27,242 10.12%
$75,000-$99,999 20,443 7.59%
$100,000-$124,999 7,934 2.95%
$125,000-$149,999 3,458 1.28%
$150,000-$199,999 2,607 0.97%
$200,000 or more 3,209 1.19%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 32,459 24.23%
 Family, 2 people 42,863 32.00%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 4,776 3.57%
 Family, 3 people 24,452 18.25%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 651 0.49%
 Family, 4 people 18,267 13.64%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 303 0.23%
 Family, 5 people 6,567 4.90%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 110 0.08%
 Family, 6 people 2,008 1.50%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 51 0.04%
 Family, 7 or more people 1,428 1.07%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 31 0.02%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 222,338 31.87%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 75,251 10.79%
Public Assistance 6,581 0.94%
Retirement 37,362 5.36%
Self Employment 27,062 3.88%
Social Security 72,008 10.32%
Supplemental Security 9,507 1.36%
Wage / Salary 216,043 30.97%
Other 31,409 4.50%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 89,821 58.85%
 With children under 18 62,798 41.15%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 24,391 9.07%
 Married 170,571 63.40%
 Never Married 67,737 25.18%
 Widowed 6,326 2.35%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 29,686 10.65%
 Married 170,402 61.12%
 Never Married 46,915 16.83%
 Widowed 31,803 11.41%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Education Information

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 54,541 10.46%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 103,386 19.82%
 High school diploma or equivalent 165,954 31.82%
 Some college, no degree 99,811 19.14%
 Associate degree 32,048 6.15%
 Bachelors degree 47,214 9.05%
 Graduate or professional degree 18,541 3.56%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 4,634 1.36% 4,410 1.29% 9,044 2.65%
Kindergarten 8,712 2.55% 617 0.18% 9,329 2.73%
Grades 1-4 36,265 10.61% 1,634 0.48% 37,899 11.09%
Grades 5-8 36,433 10.66% 1,606 0.47% 38,039 11.13%
Grades 9-12 35,430 10.36% 1,472 0.43% 36,902 10.79%
Undergrad college 16,705 4.89% 4,569 1.34% 21,274 6.22%
Graduate or professional school 1,816 0.53% 760 0.22% 2,576 0.75%
Total 139,995 40.95% 15,068 4.41% 155,063 45.36%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Business Information

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 718 775
2002 655 694
2003 670 685
2004 676 633

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 606,136 90.20%
 Below Poverty Level 65,818 9.80%

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 2,200

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 1.706 0.245 0.024 0.501 2.477 0.000 8.151 20.387 1.608 30.147
2000 1.730 0.175 0.044 0.624 2.573 0.000 9.606 22.923 1.914 34.444
2001 1.697 0.155 0.055 0.664 2.571 0.000 9.535 24.216 2.223 35.974
2002 1.613 0.158 0.045 0.529 2.346 0.000 8.943 21.800 1.755 32.497
2003 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2004 1.524 0.239 0.034 0.590 2.387 0.000 9.926 20.929 1.622 32.478
2005 1.944 0.215 0.053 0.591 2.803 0.000 11.378 21.729 2.758 35.865
2006 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2007 1.837 0.232 0.052 0.683 2.804 0.000 10.230 22.102 2.635 34.966

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 10,670
2000 12,689
2001 13,401
2002 12,312

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 45,650 13.35%
10-19 Years 45,092 13.19%
20-29 Years 44,966 13.15%
30-39 Years 53,463 15.64%
40-49 Years 51,086 14.94%
50-59 Years 42,541 12.44%
60-69 Years 28,742 8.41%
70-79 Years 20,031 5.86%
80-89 Years 8,789 2.57%
90+ Years 1,491 0.44%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 169,440 49.57%
 Female 172,411 50.43%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 292,922 85.69%
 African-American 23,441 6.86%
 Hispanic/Latino 13,834 4.05%
 Asian 7,841 2.29%
 Multiracial 2,691 0.79%
 Amerindian 701 0.21%
 Other Race 287 0.08%
 Pacific Islander 134 0.04%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 139,789 32.51%
2. German 91,106 21.19%
3. English 53,989 12.56%
4. Irish 47,491 11.04%
5. Scotch Irish 19,722 4.59%
6. Dutch 13,668 3.18%
7. Scottish 13,066 3.04%
8. Italian 10,217 2.38%
9. French Non-Basque 8,701 2.02%
10. European 6,689 1.56%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 595,622 92.83%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 27,226 4.24%
3. Miao / Hmong 8,524 1.33%
4. French 2,134 0.33%
5. German 1,938 0.30%
6. Laotian 1,362 0.21%
7. Vietnamese 958 0.15%
8. Chinese 852 0.13%
9. Other Indo European 606 0.09%
10. Other Asian 362 0.06%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 654,527 95.39%
 Naturalized immigrant 7,317 1.07%
 Not a citizen 24,318 3.54%

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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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