Hickory

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  1. Hickory Legal Resources
  2. Hickory Statistics
  3. Hickory Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Hickory Employment Information
  5. Hickory Family Information
  6. Hickory Education Information
  7. Hickory Business Information
  8. Hickory Public Benefits Information
  9. Hickory Criminal Information
  10. Hickory Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Hickory Zip Codes


Hickory Legal Resources

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Hickory Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 45,628
  • Land Area (2000): 144.029 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 1.891 square kilometers
  • Average Daily / Average High Temperature In Fahrenheit (Celsius) In January (1961-1990): 37.7186 (3.2) / (-17.8)
  • Average Daily / Average High Temperature In Fahrenheit (Celsius) In July (1961-1990): 76.8186 (24.9) / 86.6186 (30.3)
  • Average Annual Heating Degree Days (1961-1990): 3,728
  • Average Annual Cooling Degree Days (1961-1990): 1,258
  • Average Annual Precipitation (1961-1990): 49 inches

Hickory Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 31,959 2002 38,474 2005 40,779
2000 35,106 2003 39,722 2006 41,035
2001 37,855 2004 40,105 2007 41,008

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Houses (2000): 19,901
Very Low Income (VLI) Owner Households (2000): 998
Very Low Income (VLI) Renter Households (2000): 1,991

Hickory Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 40,950 89.37%
 Rural, Farm 175 0.38%
 Rural, Non-farm 4,694 10.24%

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Hickory Employment Information

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Hickory Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 16,927 15,925 1,002 5.92% 59
1991 17,297 15,654 1,643 9.50% 95
1992 17,515 16,008 1,508 8.61% 86
1993 17,212 16,187 1,024 5.95% 60
1994 17,351 16,485 865 4.99% 50
1995 17,658 16,586 1,072 6.07% 61
1996 17,967 16,948 1,019 5.67% 57
1997 17,957 17,111 846 4.71% 47
1998 17,785 17,109 677 3.80% 38
1999 17,897 17,390 507 2.83% 28
2000 20,320 19,646 674 3.32% 33
2001 20,497 18,937 1,561 7.61% 76
2002 20,296 18,291 2,005 9.88% 99
2003 19,865 17,991 1,874 9.43% 94
2004 19,785 18,246 1,539 7.78% 78
2005 19,776 18,736 1,040 5.26% 53
2006 19,780 18,886 894 4.52% 45
2007 19,285 18,338 947 4.91% 49
2008 19,174 17,999 1,175 6.13% 61
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 19,211 18,148 1,063 5.53% 55
Feb 2008 19,077 18,028 1,049 5.50% 55
Mar 2008 19,139 18,093 1,046 5.47% 55
Apr 2008 19,128 18,126 1,002 5.24% 52
May 2008 19,218 18,065 1,153 6.00% 60
Jun 2008 19,287 18,050 1,237 6.41% 64
Jul 2008 19,459 18,050 1,409 7.24% 72
Aug 2008 19,052 17,720 1,332 6.99% 70
Sep 2008 18,997 17,710 1,287 6.77% 68
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Hickory Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 1,465 11.52%
2. Construction 1,014 7.97%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 655 5.15%
4. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 624 4.91%
5. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 547 4.30%
6. Health Care 495 3.89%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 433 3.41%
8. Educational Services 367 2.89%
9. Public Administration 329 2.59%
10. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 322 2.53%
11. Truck Transportation 320 2.52%
12. Finance and Insurance 310 2.44%
13. Metal Manufactuing 304 2.39%
14. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 274 2.15%
15. Apparel Manufacturing 267 2.10%
16. Food and Beverage Stores 261 2.05%
17. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 243 1.91%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 235 1.85%
19. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 226 1.78%
20. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 225 1.77%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 1,445 13.43%
2. Educational Services 1,252 11.63%
3. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 1,024 9.52%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 702 6.52%
5. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 506 4.70%
6. Electrical Equipment / Appliances / Components Manufacturing 391 3.63%
7. Apparel Manufacturing 385 3.58%
8. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 372 3.46%
9. Finance and Insurance 277 2.57%
10. Social Assistance 269 2.50%
11. Food and Beverage Stores 261 2.43%
12. Department and Other General Stores 239 2.22%
13. Personal and Laundry Services 234 2.17%
14. Furniture, Furnishings, and Appliances 224 2.08%
15. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 214 1.99%
16. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 204 1.90%
17. Public Administration 190 1.77%
18. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 144 1.34%
19. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 139 1.29%
20. Private Household Services 129 1.20%

Hickory Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 914 7.19%
2. Top Executives 637 5.01%
3. Other Sales and Related Occupations 631 4.96%
4. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 593 4.66%
5. Other Management Occupations 539 4.24%
6. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 527 4.14%
7. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 504 3.96%
8. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 450 3.54%
9. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 449 3.53%
10. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 442 3.48%
11. Assemblers and Fabricators 441 3.47%
12. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 436 3.43%
13. Other Installation / Maintenance 430 3.38%
14. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 329 2.59%
15. Operations Managers Non Finance 256 2.01%
16. Physicians and Surgeons 247 1.94%
17. Engineers 243 1.91%
18. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 229 1.80%
19. Other Construction Trades 196 1.54%
20. Business Operations Specialists 189 1.49%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 939 8.73%
2. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 580 5.39%
3. Other Office and Admin Support 573 5.32%
4. Other Production Occupations 549 5.10%
5. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 441 4.10%
6. Secretaries and Admins 413 3.84%
7. Cashiers 354 3.29%
8. Registered Nurses 351 3.26%
9. Other Sales and Related Occupations 340 3.16%
10. Other Management Occupations 324 3.01%
11. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 312 2.90%
12. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 261 2.43%
13. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 255 2.37%
14. Waiters and Waitresses 249 2.31%
15. Assemblers and Fabricators 248 2.30%
16. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 223 2.07%
17. Business Operations Specialists 215 2.00%
18. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 214 1.99%
19. Accountants and Auditors 198 1.84%
20. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 198 1.84%

Hickory Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 21,208 58.94%
15-35 hours 3,829 10.64%
1-14 hours 1,073 2.98%
No regular hours 9,874 27.44%

Hickory Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 367 1.61%
5 AM-5:29 AM 266 1.17%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 860 3.77%
6 AM-6:29 AM 2,146 9.41%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 2,911 12.76%
7 AM-7:29 AM 3,232 14.17%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 4,106 18.00%
8 AM-8:29 AM 2,356 10.33%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 1,262 5.53%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 1,048 4.60%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 422 1.85%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 150 0.66%
Noon-3:59 PM 1,836 8.05%
4 PM-11:59 PM 1,844 8.09%

Hickory Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 718 3.15%
5-9 3,613 15.84%
10-14 5,645 24.75%
15-19 5,316 23.31%
20-24 3,693 16.19%
25-29 908 3.98%
30-34 1,284 5.63%
35-39 235 1.03%
40-44 205 0.90%
45-59 446 1.96%
60-89 429 1.88%
At least 90 314 1.38%

Hickory Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 95 0.42% 19,798 86.81%
30-44 0 0.00% 1,724 7.56%
45-59 0 0.00% 446 1.96%
At least 60 24 0.11% 719 3.15%

Hickory Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 44 0.19%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 3,200 13.78%
 Car / truck / van, solo 18,852 81.21%
 Motorcycle 21 0.09%
 Other 203 0.87%
 Public transportation 119 0.51%
 Walked 367 1.58%
 Worked at home 408 1.76%

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Hickory Family Information

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Households (2000): 18,553 (44,314 people)
Families (2000): 11,790 (35,580 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 4,871
People at same address in 1995: 20,264

Hickory Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 1,692 9.10%
$10,000-$14,999 1,186 6.38%
$15,000-$19,999 1,347 7.25%
$20,000-$24,999 1,344 7.23%
$25,000-$29,999 1,442 7.76%
$30,000-$34,999 1,464 7.87%
$35,000-$39,999 1,195 6.43%
$40,000-$44,999 1,008 5.42%
$45,000-$49,999 919 4.94%
$50,000-$59,999 1,800 9.68%
$60,000-$74,999 1,714 9.22%
$75,000-$99,999 1,410 7.58%
$100,000-$124,999 781 4.20%
$125,000-$149,999 380 2.04%
$150,000-$199,999 369 1.98%
$200,000 or more 541 2.91%

Hickory Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 5,588 30.24%
 Family, 2 people 5,265 28.49%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 948 5.13%
 Family, 3 people 2,828 15.30%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 140 0.76%
 Family, 4 people 2,215 11.99%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 58 0.31%
 Family, 5 people 868 4.70%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 12 0.06%
 Family, 6 people 303 1.64%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 6 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 244 1.32%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 6 0.03%

Hickory Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 15,204 31.62%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 5,856 12.18%
Public Assistance 447 0.93%
Retirement 2,387 4.97%
Self Employment 1,908 3.97%
Social Security 4,723 9.82%
Supplemental Security 586 1.22%
Wage / Salary 14,835 30.86%
Other 2,130 4.43%

Hickory Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 5,037 56.46%
 With children under 18 3,885 43.54%

Hickory Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 1,464 8.43%
 Married 10,096 58.17%
 Never Married 5,457 31.44%
 Widowed 340 1.96%

Hickory Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 2,171 11.31%
 Married 10,194 53.12%
 Never Married 4,331 22.57%
 Widowed 2,494 13.00%

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Hickory Education Information

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Hickory Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 3,023 8.67%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 5,119 14.68%
 High school diploma or equivalent 8,906 25.53%
 Some college, no degree 7,647 21.92%
 Associate degree 2,113 6.06%
 Bachelors degree 5,683 16.29%
 Graduate or professional degree 2,387 6.84%

Hickory Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 374 0.82% 411 0.90% 785 1.72%
Kindergarten 561 1.23% 77 0.17% 638 1.40%
Grades 1-4 2,318 5.08% 185 0.41% 2,503 5.49%
Grades 5-8 2,236 4.90% 120 0.26% 2,356 5.16%
Grades 9-12 2,272 4.98% 97 0.21% 2,369 5.19%
Undergrad college 1,125 2.47% 977 2.14% 2,102 4.61%
Graduate or professional school 193 0.42% 86 0.19% 279 0.61%
Total 9,079 19.90% 1,953 4.28% 11,032 24.18%

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Hickory Business Information

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Wholesale trade sales (2002): $3,266,260,000
Retail sales (2002): $1,623,223,000
Accommodation and foodservices sales (2002): $178,043,000
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Hickory Public Benefits Information

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Hickory Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 39,748 89.44%
 Below Poverty Level 4,691 10.56%

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Hickory Criminal Information

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Hickory 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 3.442 0.532 0.063 2.034 6.070 0.313 17.303 58.606 4.850 81.073
2000 3.219 0.484 0.085 2.735 6.523 0.228 17.404 60.616 4.729 82.977
2001 2.800 0.238 0.158 2.404 5.600 0.555 15.084 60.283 6.023 81.944
2002 3.457 0.520 0.078 1.845 5.900 0.468 12.528 59.131 4.133 76.259
2003 1.712 0.378 0.025 2.316 4.431 0.403 15.684 60.143 4.431 80.258
2004 4.164 0.573 0.100 2.518 7.356 0.175 18.900 55.230 2.818 76.948
2005 5.542 0.687 0.049 2.747 9.024 0.368 18.956 58.388 6.891 84.235
2006 4.338 0.634 0.024 2.802 7.798 0.244 17.936 50.737 5.971 74.644
2007 5.511 0.512 0.122 2.829 8.974 0.634 19.094 57.013 6.755 82.862

Hickory Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 28 106
2005 26 105
2006 26 108
2007 26 114

Hickory Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 2,785
2000 3,142
2001 3,314
2002 3,161

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Hickory Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Hickory Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 6,358 13.93%
10-19 Years 5,747 12.60%
20-29 Years 7,199 15.78%
30-39 Years 6,883 15.09%
40-49 Years 6,444 14.12%
50-59 Years 5,152 11.29%
60-69 Years 3,385 7.42%
70-79 Years 2,819 6.18%
80-89 Years 1,380 3.02%
90+ Years 261 0.57%

Hickory Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 22,160 48.57%
 Female 23,468 51.43%

Hickory Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 34,523 75.66%
 African-American 5,589 12.25%
 Hispanic/Latino 3,300 7.23%
 Asian 1,606 3.52%
 Multiracial 475 1.04%
 Amerindian 86 0.19%
 Other Race 42 0.09%
 Pacific Islander 7 0.02%

Hickory Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. German 7,100 23.86%
2. United States Or American 6,073 20.41%
3. English 4,183 14.06%
4. Irish 3,218 10.81%
5. Scotch Irish 1,631 5.48%
6. Scottish 1,237 4.16%
7. Dutch 1,223 4.11%
8. Italian 925 3.11%
9. French Non-Basque 826 2.78%
10. Polish 366 1.23%

Hickory Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 36,924 86.62%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 3,366 7.90%
3. Miao / Hmong 848 1.99%
4. French 383 0.90%
5. Vietnamese 298 0.70%
6. German 208 0.49%
7. Other Indo European 147 0.34%
8. Chinese 104 0.24%
9. Other Asian 78 0.18%
10. Laotian 62 0.15%

Hickory Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 41,524 90.63%
 Naturalized immigrant 905 1.98%
 Not a citizen 3,390 7.40%

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Hickory 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.


Hickory Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

28601 28602 28603