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Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA (25860)
- Geographic-Demographic-Economic Characteristics -- access other areas
- access this document via http://proximityone.com/cbsa/1/cbsa25860.htm
- Updated: 04/26/18 .. see about topic updates.

Contents of this Report
This document is organized into these sections:
1. Recent Trends & Outlook
2. Overview & Updates
3. Reference & Thematic Pattern Maps
3.1. Lay of the Land
3.2. Neighborhood Patterns of Economic Prosperity
4. Population Characteristics & Trends
4.1. Component City Characteristics
4.2. Component County Characteristics
4.3. General Demographic Characteristics
5. Housing Characteristics & Trends
5.1. Total Housing Units
5.2. General Housing Characteristics
5.3. Residential Construction; Housing Units Authorized & Value
5.4. Housing Price Index
6. Economic Characteristics & Trends
6.1. Economic Profile
6.2. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (QCEW)
6.3. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (CBP)
6.4. General Economic Characteristics
6.5. Gross Domestic Product
6.6. Fortune 1000 Companies
6.7. Labor Market Characteristics & Trends
7. Social & Education Characteristics
7.1. General Social Characteristics
7.2. Component School District Characteristics
7.3. Component Higher Education Institution Characteristics
8. GeoPolitics
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Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) - larger metros
The nation's 382 metro areas contained approximately 277.1 million people in 2016, representing approximately 86 percent of the nation's population. This was an increase of approximately 2.3 million people from 2015.

Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MISAs) - smaller metros
The nation’s 551 micro areas contained approximately 27.7 million people in 2016, representing approximately nine percent of the nation’s population. This is an increase of approximately 16,000 people from 2015.

Use the county interactive table to examine metro by county demographic change 2010-2016, the how and why of change and what these patterns suggest about the future.

Use the CBSA/metro interactive table to examine metro demographic change 2010-2016, the how and why of change and what these patterns suggest about the future.

Updates ... this report updates frequently. Selected updates are listed below. Register to receive update notifications.
  • 04.26.18 New 2016 County Business Patterns/Establishment attributes; section 6.3
  • 03.01.18 New 2017 Housing Price Index; new, extended structure; section 5.4
  • 01.19.18 New 2016 Metro/CBSA demographic-economic interactive tables; rank/compare metros
    .. General demographics .. Social .. Economic .. Housing
  • Economic profile and personal income; section 6.1; annual/November.
  • Population by county; annual series 2010-2016 (section 4.2.) annual/July.
  • Population by county; links for individual counties (section 4.2.) annual/July.
      -- includes annual data 2010-2016.
      -- includes components of change; race/origin; single year of age; age group summaries.
  • Total population and components of change; annual/March.
  • Census tracts overview section; annual/December.
  • General Demographics section updated/extended; annual/December.
  • Gross Domestic Product section; section 6.5; annual/September.
  • Higher education institutions; annual/February.
  • Overview lead narrative on population components of change; annual/March.
  • Metro & county demographic component detailed annual estimates; annual/March.
  • School districts in metro & K-12 enrollment; annual/August.
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1. Recent Trends & Outlook
This section provides a summary of recent business, demographic, economic trends; year-ahead & outlook to 2030.

The Recent Trends & Outlook section narrative is updated quarterly and is published in the subscriber edition. The narrative covers topics about this metro such as .. assessing the implications of next jobs report, impact of the Fed's action on the interest rate, which sectors are expanding or contracting, how housing market conditions are changing and more on insights to help your planning and decision-making.

Projections to 2030. The following table presents the most recent ProximityOne population projections to 2030 by metro county and and the metro overall. ProximityOne develops annual population estimates and projections by single year of age by county to 2030. We also develop custom estimates and projections. Contact us for further information (leave message in text box). Or call us at 888.364.7656. These projections are updated periodically and make use of other demographic-economic data presented in this document. See terms of use.

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC [25860] CBSA by County Population Estimates & Projections to 2030
http://proximityone.com/outlook2030.htm
-- Vintage: 01/09/18 -- Model: 1.0.2 -- Report: 1.1 -- Run: 01/22/18
-- County -- 7/1/20102010%7/1/20202020%7/1/20302030%2010-302010-30%
  Alexander, NC [37003]37,23810.1937,54510.2937,52910.352910.78
  Burke, NC [37023]90,59524.7988,26624.1985,61423.61-4,981-5.50
  Caldwell, NC [37027]82,96822.7080,98722.2078,73121.71-4,237-5.11
  Catawba, NC [37035]154,71942.33158,08843.33160,73644.336,0173.89
  Region Total365,520100.00364,886100.00362,610100.00-2,910-0.80
 

  2. Overview & Update

Population. The total population of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA changed from 365,520 in 2010 to 364,187 in 2016, a change of -1,333 (-0.4%). Among all metros, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA was ranked number 147 in 2016, based on total population. It ranked 767 based population change from 2010 to 2016 and ranked 596 based population percent change from 2010 to 2016. See section 4. for additional details on population.

Personal Income. The total personal income of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA changed from 10,977,383 ($000s) in 2010 to 13,302,289 ($000s) in 2016, a change of 2,324,906 ($000s) (21.2%). The per capita personal income changed from $30,032 in 2010 to $36,526 in 2016, a change of $6,494 (21.6%). See section 6.1. for additional details on personal income.

Gross Domestic Product. This metro ranked number 290 among the 382 MSAs based on 2016 per capita real GDP. The real per capita GDP changed from $31,125 in 2010 to $32,802 in 2016 a change of $1,677 (5.39%).

.. Real GDP The real GDP changed from $11,377M in 2010 to $11,946M in 2016 a change of $569M ( 5.00%).

.. Current $ GDP The current dollar GDP changed from $11,401M in 2010 to $13,535M in 2016 a change of $2,134M ( 18.72%).

.. Quantity Index The all industry GDP quantity index changed from 103.487 in 2010 to 108.666 in 2016 a change of 5.179 ( 5.004%).

GDP is the most comprehensive measure of metro economic activity. GDP is the sum of the GDP originating in all industries in the metro. See section 6.5. for additional details on GDP.

Employment Situation (updated monthly). The Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA labor force changed from 171,920 in November 2016 to 171,685 in November 2017, a change of -235 (-0.1%). The unemployment rate changed from 4.69% in November 2016 to 4.25% in November 2017, a change of -0.44 (-9.44%). See section 6.7. for additional details on the employment situation.
 
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11740 Ashland, OH MISA
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11900 Athens, OH MISA
11940 Athens, TN MISA
11980 Athens, TX MISA
12020 Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA
12060 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA MSA
12100 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ MSA
12120 Atmore, AL MISA
12140 Auburn, IN MISA
12180 Auburn, NY MISA
12220 Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA
12260 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA
12300 Augusta-Waterville, ME MISA
12380 Austin, MN MISA
12420 Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA
12460 Bainbridge, GA MISA
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12580 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA
12620 Bangor, ME MSA
12660 Baraboo, WI MISA
12680 Bardstown, KY MISA
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12740 Barre, VT MISA
12780 Bartlesville, OK MISA
12820 Bastrop, LA MISA
12860 Batavia, NY MISA
12900 Batesville, AR MISA
12940 Baton Rouge, LA MSA
12980 Battle Creek, MI MSA
13020 Bay City, MI MSA
13060 Bay City, TX MISA
13100 Beatrice, NE MISA
13140 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA
13180 Beaver Dam, WI MISA
13220 Beckley, WV MSA
13260 Bedford, IN MISA
13300 Beeville, TX MISA
13340 Bellefontaine, OH MISA
13380 Bellingham, WA MSA
13420 Bemidji, MN MISA
13460 Bend-Redmond, OR MSA
13500 Bennettsville, SC MISA
13540 Bennington, VT MISA
13620 Berlin, NH-VT MISA
13660 Big Rapids, MI MISA
13700 Big Spring, TX MISA
13720 Big Stone Gap, VA MISA
13740 Billings, MT MSA
13780 Binghamton, NY MSA
13820 Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA
13900 Bismarck, ND MSA
13940 Blackfoot, ID MISA
13980 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA MSA
14010 Bloomington, IL MSA
14020 Bloomington, IN MSA
14100 Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA
14140 Bluefield, WV-VA MISA
14180 Blytheville, AR MISA
14220 Bogalusa, LA MISA
14260 Boise City, ID MSA
14300 Bonham, TX MISA
14340 Boone, IA MISA
14380 Boone, NC MISA
14420 Borger, TX MISA
14460 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH MSA
14500 Boulder, CO MSA
14540 Bowling Green, KY MSA
14580 Bozeman, MT MISA
14620 Bradford, PA MISA
14660 Brainerd, MN MISA
14700 Branson, MO MISA
14720 Breckenridge, CO MISA
14740 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA MSA
14780 Brenham, TX MISA
14820 Brevard, NC MISA
14860 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA
15020 Brookhaven, MS MISA
15060 Brookings, OR MISA
15100 Brookings, SD MISA
15140 Brownsville, TN MISA
15180 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA
15220 Brownwood, TX MISA
15260 Brunswick, GA MSA
15340 Bucyrus, OH MISA
15380 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
15420 Burley, ID MISA
15460 Burlington, IA-IL MISA
15500 Burlington, NC MSA
15540 Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA
15580 Butte-Silver Bow, MT MISA
15620 Cadillac, MI MISA
15660 Calhoun, GA MISA
15680 California-Lexington Park, MD MSA
15700 Cambridge, MD MISA
15740 Cambridge, OH MISA
15780 Camden, AR MISA
15820 Campbellsville, KY MISA
15860 Ca±on City, CO MISA
15900 Canton, IL MISA
15940 Canton-Massillon, OH MSA
15980 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA
16020 Cape Girardeau, MO-IL MSA
16060 Carbondale-Marion, IL MSA
16100 Carlsbad-Artesia, NM MISA
16140 Carroll, IA MISA
16180 Carson City, NV MSA
16220 Casper, WY MSA
16260 Cedar City, UT MISA
16300 Cedar Rapids, IA MSA
16340 Cedartown, GA MISA
16380 Celina, OH MISA
16420 Central City, KY MISA
16460 Centralia, IL MISA
16500 Centralia, WA MISA
16540 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA MSA
16580 Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA
16620 Charleston, WV MSA
16660 Charleston-Mattoon, IL MISA
16700 Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSA
16740 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC MSA
16820 Charlottesville, VA MSA
16860 Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA
16940 Cheyenne, WY MSA
16980 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI MSA
17020 Chico, CA MSA
17060 Chillicothe, OH MISA
17140 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA
17200 Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT MISA
17220 Clarksburg, WV MISA
17260 Clarksdale, MS MISA
17300 Clarksville, TN-KY MSA
17340 Clearlake, CA MISA
17380 Cleveland, MS MISA
17420 Cleveland, TN MSA
17460 Cleveland-Elyria, OH MSA
17500 Clewiston, FL MISA
17540 Clinton, IA MISA
17580 Clovis, NM MISA
17660 Coeur d'Alene, ID MSA
17700 Coffeyville, KS MISA
17740 Coldwater, MI MISA
17780 College Station-Bryan, TX MSA
17820 Colorado Springs, CO MSA
17860 Columbia, MO MSA
17900 Columbia, SC MSA
17980 Columbus, GA-AL MSA
18020 Columbus, IN MSA
18060 Columbus, MS MISA
18100 Columbus, NE MISA
18140 Columbus, OH MSA
18180 Concord, NH MISA
18220 Connersville, IN MISA
18260 Cookeville, TN MISA
18300 Coos Bay, OR MISA
18380 Cordele, GA MISA
18420 Corinth, MS MISA
18460 Cornelia, GA MISA
18500 Corning, NY MISA
18580 Corpus Christi, TX MSA
18620 Corsicana, TX MISA
18660 Cortland, NY MISA
18700 Corvallis, OR MSA
18740 Coshocton, OH MISA
18780 Craig, CO MISA
18820 Crawfordsville, IN MISA
18860 Crescent City, CA MISA
18880 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL MSA
18900 Crossville, TN MISA
18980 Cullman, AL MISA
19000 Cullowhee, NC MISA
19060 Cumberland, MD-WV MSA
19100 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
19140 Dalton, GA MSA
19180 Danville, IL MSA
19220 Danville, KY MISA
19260 Danville, VA MISA
19300 Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL MSA
19340 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA
19380 Dayton, OH MSA
19420 Dayton, TN MISA
19460 Decatur, AL MSA
19500 Decatur, IL MSA
19540 Decatur, IN MISA
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19620 Del Rio, TX MISA
19660 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA
19700 Deming, NM MISA
19740 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO MSA
19760 DeRidder, LA MISA
19780 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA
19820 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI MSA
19860 Dickinson, ND MISA
19940 Dixon, IL MISA
19980 Dodge City, KS MISA
20020 Dothan, AL MSA
20060 Douglas, GA MISA
20100 Dover, DE MSA
20140 Dublin, GA MISA
20180 DuBois, PA MISA
20220 Dubuque, IA MSA
20260 Duluth, MN-WI MSA
20300 Dumas, TX MISA
20340 Duncan, OK MISA
20380 Dunn, NC MISA
20420 Durango, CO MISA
20460 Durant, OK MISA
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20540 Dyersburg, TN MISA
20580 Eagle Pass, TX MISA
20660 Easton, MD MISA
20700 East Stroudsburg, PA MSA
20740 Eau Claire, WI MSA
20780 Edwards, CO MISA
20820 Effingham, IL MISA
20900 El Campo, TX MISA
20940 El Centro, CA MSA
20980 El Dorado, AR MISA
21020 Elizabeth City, NC MISA
21060 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY MSA
21120 Elk City, OK MISA
21140 Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA
21180 Elkins, WV MISA
21220 Elko, NV MISA
21260 Ellensburg, WA MISA
21300 Elmira, NY MSA
21340 El Paso, TX MSA
21380 Emporia, KS MISA
21420 Enid, OK MSA
21460 Enterprise, AL MISA
21500 Erie, PA MSA
21540 Escanaba, MI MISA
21580 Espa±ola, NM MISA
21640 Eufaula, AL-GA MISA
21660 Eugene, OR MSA
21700 Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA MISA
21740 Evanston, WY MISA
21780 Evansville, IN-KY MSA
21820 Fairbanks, AK MSA
21840 Fairfield, IA MISA
21860 Fairmont, MN MISA
21900 Fairmont, WV MISA
21980 Fallon, NV MISA
22020 Fargo, ND-MN MSA
22060 Faribault-Northfield, MN MISA
22100 Farmington, MO MISA
22140 Farmington, NM MSA
22180 Fayetteville, NC MSA
22220 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA
22260 Fergus Falls, MN MISA
22280 Fernley, NV MISA
22300 Findlay, OH MISA
22340 Fitzgerald, GA MISA
22380 Flagstaff, AZ MSA
22420 Flint, MI MSA
22500 Florence, SC MSA
22520 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL MSA
22540 Fond du Lac, WI MSA
22580 Forest City, NC MISA
22620 Forrest City, AR MISA
22660 Fort Collins, CO MSA
22700 Fort Dodge, IA MISA
22780 Fort Leonard Wood, MO MISA
22800 Fort Madison-Keokuk, IA-IL-MO MISA
22820 Fort Morgan, CO MISA
22840 Fort Payne, AL MISA
22860 Fort Polk South, LA MISA
22900 Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA
23060 Fort Wayne, IN MSA
23140 Frankfort, IN MISA
23180 Frankfort, KY MISA
23240 Fredericksburg, TX MISA
23300 Freeport, IL MISA
23340 Fremont, NE MISA
23380 Fremont, OH MISA
23420 Fresno, CA MSA
23460 Gadsden, AL MSA
23500 Gaffney, SC MISA
23540 Gainesville, FL MSA
23580 Gainesville, GA MSA
23620 Gainesville, TX MISA
23660 Galesburg, IL MISA
23700 Gallup, NM MISA
23780 Garden City, KS MISA
23820 Gardnerville Ranchos, NV MISA
23860 Georgetown, SC MISA
23900 Gettysburg, PA MSA
23940 Gillette, WY MISA
23980 Glasgow, KY MISA
24020 Glens Falls, NY MSA
24060 Glenwood Springs, CO MISA
24100 Gloversville, NY MISA
24140 Goldsboro, NC MSA
24220 Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA
24260 Grand Island, NE MSA
24300 Grand Junction, CO MSA
24330 Grand Rapids, MN MISA
24340 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA
24380 Grants, NM MISA
24420 Grants Pass, OR MSA
24460 Great Bend, KS MISA
24500 Great Falls, MT MSA
24540 Greeley, CO MSA
24580 Green Bay, WI MSA
24620 Greeneville, TN MISA
24640 Greenfield Town, MA MISA
24660 Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA
24700 Greensburg, IN MISA
24740 Greenville, MS MISA
24780 Greenville, NC MSA
24820 Greenville, OH MISA
24860 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC MSA
24900 Greenwood, MS MISA
24940 Greenwood, SC MISA
24980 Grenada, MS MISA
25060 Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS MSA
25100 Guymon, OK MISA
25180 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA
25200 Hailey, ID MISA
25220 Hammond, LA MSA
25260 Hanford-Corcoran, CA MSA
25300 Hannibal, MO MISA
25420 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA
25460 Harrison, AR MISA
25500 Harrisonburg, VA MSA
25540 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA
25580 Hastings, NE MISA
25620 Hattiesburg, MS MSA
25700 Hays, KS MISA
25720 Heber, UT MISA
25740 Helena, MT MISA
25760 Helena-West Helena, AR MISA
25780 Henderson, NC MISA
25820 Hereford, TX MISA
25840 Hermiston-Pendleton, OR MISA
25860 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA
25880 Hillsdale, MI MISA
25900 Hilo, HI MISA
25940 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC MSA
25980 Hinesville, GA MSA
26020 Hobbs, NM MISA
26090 Holland, MI MISA
26140 Homosassa Springs, FL MSA
26220 Hood River, OR MISA
26260 Hope, AR MISA
26300 Hot Springs, AR MSA
26340 Houghton, MI MISA
26380 Houma-Thibodaux, LA MSA
26420 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA
26460 Hudson, NY MISA
26500 Huntingdon, PA MISA
26540 Huntington, IN MISA
26580 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA
26620 Huntsville, AL MSA
26660 Huntsville, TX MISA
26700 Huron, SD MISA
26740 Hutchinson, KS MISA
26780 Hutchinson, MN MISA
26820 Idaho Falls, ID MSA
26860 Indiana, PA MISA
26900 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN MSA
26940 Indianola, MS MISA
26960 Ionia, MI MISA
26980 Iowa City, IA MSA
27020 Iron Mountain, MI-WI MISA
27060 Ithaca, NY MSA
27100 Jackson, MI MSA
27140 Jackson, MS MSA
27160 Jackson, OH MISA
27180 Jackson, TN MSA
27220 Jackson, WY-ID MISA
27260 Jacksonville, FL MSA
27300 Jacksonville, IL MISA
27340 Jacksonville, NC MSA
27380 Jacksonville, TX MISA
27420 Jamestown, ND MISA
27460 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY MISA
27500 Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA
27540 Jasper, IN MISA
27600 Jefferson, GA MISA
27620 Jefferson City, MO MSA
27660 Jennings, LA MISA
27700 Jesup, GA MISA
27740 Johnson City, TN MSA
27780 Johnstown, PA MSA
27860 Jonesboro, AR MSA
27900 Joplin, MO MSA
27920 Junction City, KS MISA
27940 Juneau, AK MISA
27980 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI MSA
28020 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA
28060 Kalispell, MT MISA
28100 Kankakee, IL MSA
28140 Kansas City, MO-KS MSA
28180 Kapaa, HI MISA
28260 Kearney, NE MISA
28300 Keene, NH MISA
28340 Kendallville, IN MISA
28380 Kennett, MO MISA
28420 Kennewick-Richland, WA MSA
28500 Kerrville, TX MISA
28540 Ketchikan, AK MISA
28580 Key West, FL MISA
28620 Kill Devil Hills, NC MISA
28660 Killeen-Temple, TX MSA
28700 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA
28740 Kingston, NY MSA
28780 Kingsville, TX MISA
28820 Kinston, NC MISA
28860 Kirksville, MO MISA
28900 Klamath Falls, OR MISA
28940 Knoxville, TN MSA
29020 Kokomo, IN MSA
29060 Laconia, NH MISA
29100 La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN MSA
29180 Lafayette, LA MSA
29200 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN MSA
29260 La Grande, OR MISA
29300 LaGrange, GA MISA
29340 Lake Charles, LA MSA
29380 Lake City, FL MISA
29420 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ MSA
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29620 Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA
29660 Laramie, WY MISA
29700 Laredo, TX MSA
29740 Las Cruces, NM MSA
29780 Las Vegas, NM MISA
29820 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV MSA
29860 Laurel, MS MISA
29900 Laurinburg, NC MISA
29940 Lawrence, KS MSA
29980 Lawrenceburg, TN MISA
30020 Lawton, OK MSA
30060 Lebanon, MO MISA
30140 Lebanon, PA MSA
30220 Levelland, TX MISA
30260 Lewisburg, PA MISA
30280 Lewisburg, TN MISA
30300 Lewiston, ID-WA MSA
30340 Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA
30380 Lewistown, PA MISA
30420 Lexington, NE MISA
30460 Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA
30580 Liberal, KS MISA
30620 Lima, OH MSA
30660 Lincoln, IL MISA
30700 Lincoln, NE MSA
30780 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA
30820 Lock Haven, PA MISA
30860 Logan, UT-ID MSA
30880 Logan, WV MISA
30900 Logansport, IN MISA
30940 London, KY MISA
30980 Longview, TX MSA
31020 Longview, WA MSA
31060 Los Alamos, NM MISA
31080 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA MSA
31140 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA
31180 Lubbock, TX MSA
31220 Ludington, MI MISA
31260 Lufkin, TX MISA
31300 Lumberton, NC MISA
31340 Lynchburg, VA MSA
31380 Macomb, IL MISA
31420 Macon-Bibb County, GA MSA
31460 Madera, CA MSA
31500 Madison, IN MISA
31540 Madison, WI MSA
31580 Madisonville, KY MISA
31620 Magnolia, AR MISA
31660 Malone, NY MISA
31680 Malvern, AR MISA
31700 Manchester-Nashua, NH MSA
31740 Manhattan, KS MSA
31820 Manitowoc, WI MISA
31860 Mankato-North Mankato, MN MSA
31900 Mansfield, OH MSA
31930 Marietta, OH MISA
31940 Marinette, WI-MI MISA
31980 Marion, IN MISA
32000 Marion, NC MISA
32020 Marion, OH MISA
32100 Marquette, MI MISA
32140 Marshall, MN MISA
32180 Marshall, MO MISA
32220 Marshall, TX MISA
32260 Marshalltown, IA MISA
32280 Martin, TN MISA
32300 Martinsville, VA MISA
32340 Maryville, MO MISA
32380 Mason City, IA MISA
32460 Mayfield, KY MISA
32500 Maysville, KY MISA
32540 McAlester, OK MISA
32580 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA
32620 McComb, MS MISA
32660 McMinnville, TN MISA
32700 McPherson, KS MISA
32740 Meadville, PA MISA
32780 Medford, OR MSA
32820 Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA
32860 Menomonie, WI MISA
32900 Merced, CA MSA
32940 Meridian, MS MISA
32980 Merrill, WI MISA
33020 Mexico, MO MISA
33060 Miami, OK MISA
33100 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL MSA
33140 Michigan City-La Porte, IN MSA
33180 Middlesborough, KY MISA
33220 Midland, MI MSA
33260 Midland, TX MSA
33300 Milledgeville, GA MISA
33340 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA
33420 Mineral Wells, TX MISA
33460 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
33500 Minot, ND MISA
33540 Missoula, MT MSA
33580 Mitchell, SD MISA
33620 Moberly, MO MISA
33660 Mobile, AL MSA
33700 Modesto, CA MSA
33740 Monroe, LA MSA
33780 Monroe, MI MSA
33860 Montgomery, AL MSA
33940 Montrose, CO MISA
33980 Morehead City, NC MISA
34020 Morgan City, LA MISA
34060 Morgantown, WV MSA
34100 Morristown, TN MSA
34140 Moscow, ID MISA
34180 Moses Lake, WA MISA
34220 Moultrie, GA MISA
34260 Mountain Home, AR MISA
34300 Mountain Home, ID MISA
34340 Mount Airy, NC MISA
34380 Mount Pleasant, MI MISA
34420 Mount Pleasant, TX MISA
34460 Mount Sterling, KY MISA
34500 Mount Vernon, IL MISA
34540 Mount Vernon, OH MISA
34580 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA MSA
34620 Muncie, IN MSA
34660 Murray, KY MISA
34700 Muscatine, IA MISA
34740 Muskegon, MI MSA
34780 Muskogee, OK MISA
34820 Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC MSA
34860 Nacogdoches, TX MISA
34900 Napa, CA MSA
34940 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL MSA
34980 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN MSA
35020 Natchez, MS-LA MISA
35060 Natchitoches, LA MISA
35100 New Bern, NC MSA
35140 Newberry, SC MISA
35220 New Castle, IN MISA
35260 New Castle, PA MISA
35300 New Haven-Milford, CT MSA
35380 New Orleans-Metairie, LA MSA
35420 New Philadelphia-Dover, OH MISA
35440 Newport, OR MISA
35460 Newport, TN MISA
35500 Newton, IA MISA
35580 New Ulm, MN MISA
35620 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA MSA
35660 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA
35700 Nogales, AZ MISA
35740 Norfolk, NE MISA
35820 North Platte, NE MISA
35840 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL MSA
35860 North Vernon, IN MISA
35900 North Wilkesboro, NC MISA
35940 Norwalk, OH MISA
35980 Norwich-New London, CT MSA
36020 Oak Harbor, WA MISA
36100 Ocala, FL MSA
36140 Ocean City, NJ MSA
36220 Odessa, TX MSA
36260 Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA
36300 Ogdensburg-Massena, NY MISA
36340 Oil City, PA MISA
36380 Okeechobee, FL MISA
36420 Oklahoma City, OK MSA
36460 Olean, NY MISA
36500 Olympia-Tumwater, WA MSA
36540 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA
36580 Oneonta, NY MISA
36620 Ontario, OR-ID MISA
36660 Opelousas, LA MISA
36700 Orangeburg, SC MISA
36740 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA
36780 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA
36820 Oskaloosa, IA MISA
36830 Othello, WA MISA
36840 Ottawa, KS MISA
36860 Ottawa-Peru, IL MISA
36900 Ottumwa, IA MISA
36940 Owatonna, MN MISA
36980 Owensboro, KY MSA
37020 Owosso, MI MISA
37060 Oxford, MS MISA
37080 Oxford, NC MISA
37100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA
37120 Ozark, AL MISA
37140 Paducah, KY-IL MISA
37220 Pahrump, NV MISA
37260 Palatka, FL MISA
37300 Palestine, TX MISA
37340 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA
37420 Pampa, TX MISA
37460 Panama City, FL MSA
37500 Paragould, AR MISA
37540 Paris, TN MISA
37580 Paris, TX MISA
37620 Parkersburg-Vienna, WV MSA
37660 Parsons, KS MISA
37740 Payson, AZ MISA
37780 Pecos, TX MISA
37800 Pella, IA MISA
37860 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA
37900 Peoria, IL MSA
37940 Peru, IN MISA
37980 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
38060 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA
38100 Picayune, MS MISA
38180 Pierre, SD MISA
38220 Pine Bluff, AR MSA
38240 Pinehurst-Southern Pines, NC MISA
38260 Pittsburg, KS MISA
38300 Pittsburgh, PA MSA
38340 Pittsfield, MA MSA
38380 Plainview, TX MISA
38420 Platteville, WI MISA
38460 Plattsburgh, NY MISA
38500 Plymouth, IN MISA
38540 Pocatello, ID MSA
38580 Point Pleasant, WV-OH MISA
38620 Ponca City, OK MISA
38700 Pontiac, IL MISA
38740 Poplar Bluff, MO MISA
38780 Portales, NM MISA
38820 Port Angeles, WA MISA
38840 Port Clinton, OH MISA
38860 Portland-South Portland, ME MSA
38900 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA
38920 Port Lavaca, TX MISA
38940 Port St. Lucie, FL MSA
39020 Portsmouth, OH MISA
39060 Pottsville, PA MISA
39140 Prescott, AZ MSA
39220 Price, UT MISA
39260 Prineville, OR MISA
39300 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA MSA
39340 Provo-Orem, UT MSA
39380 Pueblo, CO MSA
39420 Pullman, WA MISA
39460 Punta Gorda, FL MSA
39500 Quincy, IL-MO MISA
39540 Racine, WI MSA
39580 Raleigh, NC MSA
39660 Rapid City, SD MSA
39700 Raymondville, TX MISA
39740 Reading, PA MSA
39780 Red Bluff, CA MISA
39820 Redding, CA MSA
39860 Red Wing, MN MISA
39900 Reno, NV MSA
39940 Rexburg, ID MISA
39980 Richmond, IN MISA
40060 Richmond, VA MSA
40080 Richmond-Berea, KY MISA
40100 Rio Grande City, TX MISA
40140 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA
40180 Riverton, WY MISA
40220 Roanoke, VA MSA
40260 Roanoke Rapids, NC MISA
40300 Rochelle, IL MISA
40340 Rochester, MN MSA
40380 Rochester, NY MSA
40420 Rockford, IL MSA
40460 Rockingham, NC MISA
40540 Rock Springs, WY MISA
40580 Rocky Mount, NC MSA
40620 Rolla, MO MISA
40660 Rome, GA MSA
40700 Roseburg, OR MISA
40740 Roswell, NM MISA
40760 Ruidoso, NM MISA
40780 Russellville, AR MISA
40820 Ruston, LA MISA
40860 Rutland, VT MISA
40900 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA MSA
40940 Safford, AZ MISA
40980 Saginaw, MI MSA
41060 St. Cloud, MN MSA
41100 St. George, UT MSA
41140 St. Joseph, MO-KS MSA
41180 St. Louis, MO-IL MSA
41220 St. Marys, GA MISA
41260 St. Marys, PA MISA
41400 Salem, OH MISA
41420 Salem, OR MSA
41460 Salina, KS MISA
41500 Salinas, CA MSA
41540 Salisbury, MD-DE MSA
41620 Salt Lake City, UT MSA
41660 San Angelo, TX MSA
41700 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA
41740 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA
41760 Sandpoint, ID MISA
41780 Sandusky, OH MISA
41820 Sanford, NC MISA
41860 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA MSA
41940 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA
42020 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA MSA
42100 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA MSA
42140 Santa Fe, NM MSA
42200 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA MSA
42220 Santa Rosa, CA MSA
42300 Sault Ste. Marie, MI MISA
42340 Savannah, GA MSA
42380 Sayre, PA MISA
42420 Scottsbluff, NE MISA
42460 Scottsboro, AL MISA
42540 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA
42620 Searcy, AR MISA
42660 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA
42680 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL MSA
42700 Sebring, FL MSA
42740 Sedalia, MO MISA
42780 Selinsgrove, PA MISA
42820 Selma, AL MISA
42860 Seneca, SC MISA
42900 Seneca Falls, NY MISA
42940 Sevierville, TN MISA
42980 Seymour, IN MISA
43020 Shawano, WI MISA
43060 Shawnee, OK MISA
43100 Sheboygan, WI MSA
43140 Shelby, NC MISA
43180 Shelbyville, TN MISA
43220 Shelton, WA MISA
43260 Sheridan, WY MISA
43300 Sherman-Denison, TX MSA
43320 Show Low, AZ MISA
43340 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA
43380 Sidney, OH MISA
43420 Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ MSA
43460 Sikeston, MO MISA
43500 Silver City, NM MISA
43580 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA
43620 Sioux Falls, SD MSA
43660 Snyder, TX MISA
43700 Somerset, KY MISA
43740 Somerset, PA MISA
43760 Sonora, CA MISA
43780 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA
43900 Spartanburg, SC MSA
43940 Spearfish, SD MISA
43980 Spencer, IA MISA
44020 Spirit Lake, IA MISA
44060 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA MSA
44100 Springfield, IL MSA
44140 Springfield, MA MSA
44180 Springfield, MO MSA
44220 Springfield, OH MSA
44260 Starkville, MS MISA
44300 State College, PA MSA
44340 Statesboro, GA MISA
44420 Staunton-Waynesboro, VA MSA
44460 Steamboat Springs, CO MISA
44500 Stephenville, TX MISA
44540 Sterling, CO MISA
44580 Sterling, IL MISA
44620 Stevens Point, WI MISA
44660 Stillwater, OK MISA
44700 Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA
44740 Storm Lake, IA MISA
44780 Sturgis, MI MISA
44860 Sulphur Springs, TX MISA
44900 Summerville, GA MISA
44920 Summit Park, UT MISA
44940 Sumter, SC MSA
44980 Sunbury, PA MISA
45000 Susanville, CA MISA
45020 Sweetwater, TX MISA
45060 Syracuse, NY MSA
45140 Tahlequah, OK MISA
45180 Talladega-Sylacauga, AL MISA
45220 Tallahassee, FL MSA
45300 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA
45340 Taos, NM MISA
45380 Taylorville, IL MISA
45460 Terre Haute, IN MSA
45500 Texarkana, TX-AR MSA
45520 The Dalles, OR MISA
45540 The Villages, FL MSA
45580 Thomaston, GA MISA
45620 Thomasville, GA MISA
45660 Tiffin, OH MISA
45700 Tifton, GA MISA
45740 Toccoa, GA MISA
45780 Toledo, OH MSA
45820 Topeka, KS MSA
45860 Torrington, CT MISA
45900 Traverse City, MI MISA
45940 Trenton, NJ MSA
45980 Troy, AL MISA
46020 Truckee-Grass Valley, CA MISA
46060 Tucson, AZ MSA
46100 Tullahoma-Manchester, TN MISA
46140 Tulsa, OK MSA
46180 Tupelo, MS MISA
46220 Tuscaloosa, AL MSA
46300 Twin Falls, ID MISA
46340 Tyler, TX MSA
46380 Ukiah, CA MISA
46460 Union City, TN-KY MISA
46500 Urbana, OH MISA
46520 Urban Honolulu, HI MSA
46540 Utica-Rome, NY MSA
46620 Uvalde, TX MISA
46660 Valdosta, GA MSA
46700 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA
46740 Valley, AL MISA
46780 Van Wert, OH MISA
46820 Vermillion, SD MISA
46860 Vernal, UT MISA
46900 Vernon, TX MISA
46980 Vicksburg, MS MISA
47020 Victoria, TX MSA
47080 Vidalia, GA MISA
47180 Vincennes, IN MISA
47220 Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ MSA
47240 Vineyard Haven, MA MISA
47260 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
47300 Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA
47340 Wabash, IN MISA
47380 Waco, TX MSA
47420 Wahpeton, ND-MN MISA
47460 Walla Walla, WA MSA
47540 Wapakoneta, OH MISA
47580 Warner Robins, GA MSA
47620 Warren, PA MISA
47660 Warrensburg, MO MISA
47700 Warsaw, IN MISA
47780 Washington, IN MISA
47820 Washington, NC MISA
47900 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA
47920 Washington Court House, OH MISA
47940 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA
47980 Watertown, SD MISA
48020 Watertown-Fort Atkinson, WI MISA
48060 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY MSA
48100 Wauchula, FL MISA
48140 Wausau, WI MSA
48180 Waycross, GA MISA
48220 Weatherford, OK MISA
48260 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA
48300 Wenatchee, WA MSA
48460 West Plains, MO MISA
48500 West Point, MS MISA
48540 Wheeling, WV-OH MSA
48580 Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI MISA
48620 Wichita, KS MSA
48660 Wichita Falls, TX MSA
48700 Williamsport, PA MSA
48780 Williston, ND MISA
48820 Willmar, MN MISA
48900 Wilmington, NC MSA
48940 Wilmington, OH MISA
48980 Wilson, NC MISA
49020 Winchester, VA-WV MSA
49080 Winnemucca, NV MISA
49100 Winona, MN MISA
49180 Winston-Salem, NC MSA
49220 Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield, WI MISA
49260 Woodward, OK MISA
49300 Wooster, OH MISA
49340 Worcester, MA-CT MSA
49380 Worthington, MN MISA
49420 Yakima, WA MSA
49460 Yankton, SD MISA
49620 York-Hanover, PA MSA
49660 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA
49700 Yuba City, CA MSA
49740 Yuma, AZ MSA
49780 Zanesville, OH MISA
49820 Zapata, TX MISA


3.1. Lay of the Land - goto top

Counties are labeled with county name and state-county FIPS code.

 
  View developed with CV XE GIS software.   See this section to learn about making custom metro maps.

3.2. Patterns of Economic Prosperity by Neighborhood go top

Median household income by census tract (see color/data legend at left of map).

 
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4. Population Characteristics & Trends - goto top

Population and Components of Change by Year
  Area7/1/20107/1/20117/1/20127/1/20137/1/20147/1/20157/1/20162010-16a2010-16b
Total population 365,520 364,584 363,784 363,378 362,652 362,883 364,187 -1,333 -0.4
  Births  3,758 3,888 3,743 3,754 3,825 3,817 22,785 3,798
  Deaths  3,759 3,747 3,956 3,806 4,102 4,042 23,412 3,902
  -- Natural Increase  -1 141 -213 -52 -277 -225 -627 -105
  Net Migration  -964 -940 -341 -674 435 1,643 -841 -140
  -- Intl Migration  266 305 293 358 380 380 1,982 330
  -- Domestic Migration  -1,230 -1,245 -634 -1,032 55 1,263 -2,823 -471

4.1. Component City Characteristics go top
Principal Cities (about principal cities); Click link to view city profile.

The largest city in each metropolitan area is designated a "principal city." Additional cities qualify if specified requirements are met concerning population size and employment. The title of each metropolitan area consists of the names of up to three of its principal cities and the name of each state into which the metropolitan area extends.

  •   Hickory
  •   Lenoir
  •   Morganton

Cities are places of population concentration. Incorporated cities have governmental powers assigned by the corresponding state. Metros, or CBSAs, contain one or more incorporated city. The Census Bureau develops annual estimates of the population for all cities using a model-based estimatin procedure (in contrast to sample survey-based population estimates developed through the American Comunity Survey (ACS). The model based estimates developed for all cities time lag of only a little over a year. In contrast, the ACS-based estimates for cities under 65,000 population have a time lag of four years and are estimates for a 5-year time period. For example, in January 2018, the 7/1/16 estimates are the most recent model-based population data for all cities, whereas the 2016 ACS estimates (centric to mid-2014) are the recent ACS-survey population estimates for all cities.

Places, the more general term for places of population concentration, includes incorporated cities and census designated places (CDPs) .. approximately 29,549 areas. Postcensal population estimates are not developed for CDPs.

Cities 10,000 population and over; click link to view city profile.
  Area7/1/20107/1/20117/1/20127/1/20137/1/20147/1/20157/1/2016Chg 10-16%Chg 10-16
  Hickory, NC (3731060) 40,056 40,037 40,127 40,174 40,250 40,408 40,567 511 1.3
  Lenoir, NC (3737760) 18,222 18,084 17,999 18,001 17,923 17,871 17,973 -249 -1.4
  Morganton, NC (3744400) 16,875 16,894 16,821 16,716 16,681 16,648 16,665 -210 -1.2
  Newton, NC (3747000) 12,941 12,925 12,969 12,995 12,977 13,014 13,042 101 0.8

All places interactive tables General Demographics | Social | Economic | Housing
All places time series population estimates interactive table.

 
4.2. Component County Characteristics - goto top

Metropolitan areas are defined as one or more contiguous counties/county equivalent areas based on a set of demographic-economic criteria. Counties and county equivalent areas comprising the metro are shown below. For multi-county metros, this section provides insights into how the population is changing by county. Many metros changed geographic composition (counties included in the metro) between the Census 2010 vintage and the current vintage. hese changes, if any, are also shown below (county is marked with **). Click county code link to view county components of change.

  Area7/1/20107/1/20117/1/20127/1/20137/1/20147/1/20157/1/2016Chg 10-16%Chg 10-16
  Alexander County, NC (37003) 37,238 37,108 36,964 36,999 37,360 37,304 37,428 190 0.5
  Burke County, NC (37023) 90,595 90,609 89,901 89,265 88,689 88,704 88,851 -1,744 -1.9
  Caldwell County, NC (37027) 82,968 82,311 81,979 81,912 81,494 81,282 81,449 -1,519 -1.8
  Catawba County, NC (37035) 154,719 154,556 154,940 155,202 155,109 155,593 156,459 1,740 1.1
Number of county/county equivalent areas: 4

All counties demographic-economic interactive tables General Demographics | Social | Economic | Housing
All counties time series population estimates interactive table.

 
4.3. General Demographic Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros General Demographic Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp1.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Total population 362,510 364,187 1,677 0.5
    Male 181,791 180,941 -850 -0.5
    Female 180,719 183,246 2,527 1.4
    Under 5 years 18,464 18,531 67 0.4
    5 to 9 years 21,513 20,997 -516 -2.4
    10 to 14 years 23,367 22,160 -1,207 -5.2
    15 to 19 years 23,279 23,382 103 0.4
    20 to 24 years 23,945 20,744 -3,201 -13.4
    25 to 34 years 37,868 41,083 3,215 8.5
    35 to 44 years 44,770 45,221 451 1.0
    45 to 54 years 54,474 54,205 -269 -0.5
    55 to 59 years 26,250 26,548 298 1.1
    60 to 64 years 24,742 23,901 -841 -3.4
    65 to 74 years 37,876 41,120 3,244 8.6
    75 to 84 years 19,403 20,185 782 4.0
    85 years and over 6,559 6,110 -449 -6.8
    Median age (years) 42.7 43.0 0.3 0.7
    18 years and over 284,184 287,558 3,374 1.2
    21 years and over 270,947 275,187 4,240 1.6
    62 years and over 78,849 80,989 2,140 2.7
    65 years and over 63,838 67,415 3,577 5.6
  Race/Origin
    One race 357,622 358,954 1,332 0.4
        White 301,936 301,900 -36 0.0
        Black or African American 23,324 25,529 2,205 9.5
        American Indian and Alaska Native 1,326 1,894 568 42.8
        Asian 13,042 10,215 -2,827 -21.7
        Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 47 127 80 170.2
        Some other race 17,947 19,289 1,342 7.5
    Two or more races 4,888 5,233 345 7.1
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 25,391 26,206 815 3.2
        Mexican 10,694 15,984 5,290 49.5
    Not Hispanic or Latino 337,119 337,981 862 0.3
        White alone  294,982 295,849 867 0.3
        Black or African American alone 22,982 25,022 2,040 8.9
  Citizen, 18 and over 274,373 277,653 3,280 1.2
    Male 134,804 135,675 871 0.6
    Female 139,569 141,978 2,409 1.7

5. Housing Characteristics & Trends - goto top

5.1. Total Housing Units - goto top

 
5.2. General Housing Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros Housing Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp4.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Total housing units 162,285 162,920 635 0.4
    Occupied housing units (households) 140,097 144,399 4,302 3.1
    Vacant housing units 22,188 18,521 -3,667 -16.5
Homeowner vacancy rate 2.20 1.60 -0.60 -27.3
Rental vacancy rate 7.30 3.50 -3.80 -52.1
Units in Structure
    1-unit, detached 105,750 107,920 2,170 2.1
    1-unit, attached 2,596 3,931 1,335 51.4
    2 units 5,123 3,970 -1,153 -22.5
    3 or 4 units 4,096 4,257 161 3.9
    5 to 9 units 6,764 6,158 -606 -9.0
    10 to 19 units 2,165 2,703 538 24.8
    20 or more units 2,305 3,326 1,021 44.3
    Mobile home 33,372 30,655 -2,717 -8.1
    Boat, RV, van, etc. 114 0 -114 -100.0
Year Structure Built
    Built 2014 or later 229 492 263 114.8
    Built 2010 or 2013 2,162 3,913 1,751 81.0
    Built 2000 to 2009 22,158 22,786 628 2.8
    Built 1990 to 1999 31,553 29,948 -1,605 -5.1
    Built 1980 to 1989 26,192 26,439 247 0.9
    Built 1970 to 1979 29,187 27,107 -2,080 -7.1
    Built 1960 to 1969 20,549 19,003 -1,546 -7.5
    Built 1950 to 1959 13,515 14,752 1,237 9.2
    Built 1940 to 1949 7,395 8,019 624 8.4
    Built 1939 or earlier 9,345 10,461 1,116 11.9
Total housing units - Median rooms 5 5 0 1.9
    Occupied housing units - Owner-occupied 98,480 98,232 -248 -0.3
    Occupied housing units - Renter-occupied 41,617 46,167 4,550 10.9
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.58 2.45 -0.13 -5.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.40 2.50 0.10 4.2
Year Moved into Unit; Occupied Housing Units
    Moved in 2015 or later 8,148 24,150 16,002 196.4
    Moved in 2010 to 2014 41,103 33,891 -7,212 -17.5
    Moved in 2000 to 2009 36,525 35,865 -660 -1.8
    Moved in 1990 to 1999 22,515 20,911 -1,604 -7.1
    Moved in 1980 to 1989 13,975 11,641 -2,334 -16.7
    Moved in 1979 or earlier 17,831 17,941 110 0.6
Year Vehicles; Occupied Housing Units
    No vehicles available 7,699 6,125 -1,574 -20.4
    1 vehicle available 44,518 44,909 391 0.9
    2 vehicles available 49,502 53,033 3,531 7.1
    3 or more vehicles available 38,378 40,332 1,954 5.1
House Heating; Occupied Housing Units
    Utility gas 19,206 20,198 992 5.2
    Bottled, tank, or LP gas 7,995 5,721 -2,274 -28.4
    Electricity 96,567 100,957 4,390 4.5
    Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 9,728 11,610 1,882 19.3
    Coal or coke 0 0 0...
    Wood 5,673 4,145 -1,528 -26.9
    Solar energy 0 109 109...
    occupants per room - 1.00 or less 136,829 139,847 3,018 2.2
    occupants per room - 1.01 to 1.50 2,360 3,544 1,184 50.2
    occupants per room - 1.51 or more 908 1,008 100 11.0
Housing Value; Occupied Housing Units
    Less than $50,000 12,843 10,528 -2,315 -18.0
    $50,000 to $99,999 24,820 24,317 -503 -2.0
    $100,000 to $149,999 24,607 24,161 -446 -1.8
    $150,000 to $199,999 14,385 16,675 2,290 15.9
    $200,000 to $299,999 11,829 11,856 27 0.2
    $300,000 to $499,999 6,481 7,315 834 12.9
    $500,000 to $999,999 3,181 2,773 -408 -12.8
    $1,000,000 or more 334 607 273 81.7
    Median (dollars) 122,000 127,000 5,000 4.1
Mortgage Status; Owner-occupied units - total 98,480 98,232 -248 -0.3
    Occupied housing units -Housing units with a mortgage 56,544 55,510 -1,034 -1.8
    Occupied housing units - Housing units without a mortgage 41,936 42,722 786 1.9
Rent; Occupied units paying rent 37,340 41,883 4,543 12.2
    Less than $500 8,891 8,870 -21 -0.2
    $500 to $999 25,761 29,635 3,874 15.0
    $1,000 to $1,499 2,464 3,108 644 26.1
    $1,500 to $1,999 78 233 155 198.7
    $2,000 to $2,499 146 37 -109 -74.7
    $2,500 to $2,999 0 0 0...
    $3,000 or more 0 0 0...
    Median (dollars) 615 656 41 6.7
GRAPI; Occupied units paying rent (excl units where GRAPI not computed) 36,519 40,986 4,467 12.2
    Less than 15.0 percent 6,109 7,162 1,053 17.2
    15.0 to 19.9 percent 5,934 6,450 516 8.7
    20.0 to 24.9 percent 4,567 4,489 -78 -1.7
    25.0 to 29.9 percent 3,302 5,114 1,812 54.9
    30.0 to 34.9 percent 3,173 2,871 -302 -9.5
    35.0 percent or more 13,434 14,900 1,466 10.9

5.3. Residential Construction; Housing Units Authorized & Value - goto top

Based on Census Building Permits (http://proximityone.com/metro_residentialconstruction.htm, these data provide insights into the trending quality, type and value of new residential construction. See web section for footnote and related information. These data are updated monthly. The table presents the most recent 12 months.

  ItemAug15Sep15Oct15Nov15Dec15Jan16Feb16Mar16Apr16May16Jun16Jul16
Total Residential Units 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 7 8 0 9
  in 1 unit bldgs 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
  in 2 unit bldgs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  in 3-4 unit bldgs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  in 5+ unit bldgs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 8
  Bldgs with 5+ units 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
  Percent Coverage 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 13 13 13 13
Value ($000), Total Units 139 111 139 139 139 0 0 139 487 543 0 599
  1 unit structures 139 111 139 139 139 0 0 139 153 153 0 153
  2 unit structures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  3-4 unit structures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  5+ unit structures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 334 390 0 446

5.4. Housing Price Index - goto top

Based on the FHFA (Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac) Housing Price Index (http://proximityone.com/hpi.htm), these non seasonally adjusted data provide insights into movement of single-family housing prices. The data are updated quarterly and feature a short lag between the date of availability and quarterly reference date. See related interactive table to compare areas. See related 5-Digit ZIP Code HPI interactive table.
This table shows annual HPI values for the U.S., CBSA state, CBSA and CBSA component counties for the base year 2000 = 100. The rightmost column shows housing value appreciation between 2010 and 2017.

    Housing Price Index:20102011201220132014201520162017HPA 10-17
   United States 126.86 121.29 118.99 123.23 130.83 136.39 143.64 151.78 19.64
   State: North Carolina 122.20 117.56 114.46 115.43 118.41 122.80 128.47 135.38 10.79
   Metro: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA 114.89 109.90 107.42 106.88 107.49 109.53 112.52 117.33 2.12
   Alexander County, NC 121.11 116.25 111.82 109.79 112.57 116.88 116.89 121.07 -0.03
   Burke County, NC 120.57 115.27 111.58 111.05 110.32 111.57 113.22 117.88 -2.23
   Caldwell County, NC 113.95 107.87 106.08 105.01 106.04 107.91 112.60 114.95 0.88
   Catawba County, NC 112.80 108.26 106.26 106.11 106.56 108.68 111.93 117.56 4.22

6. Economic Characteristics & Trends - goto top

6.1. Economic Profile - goto top

Based on BEA Regional Economic Information System (http://proximityone.com/reis.htm), these data provide a comprehensive overview of the local economy. See web section for footnote and related information.

Economic Characteristics
  Item2010201120122013201420152016Chg10-16%Chg10-16
Personal income (thousands of dollars) 10,977,383 11,258,918 11,770,046 11,706,350 12,288,830 12,986,316 13,302,289 2,324,906 21.2
.Net earnings by place of residence 6,405,770 6,525,582 6,850,689 6,801,486 7,197,106 7,594,717 7,794,722 1,388,952 21.7
.Personal current transfer receipts 3,000,123 3,006,258 3,061,313 3,081,368 3,150,418 3,315,224 3,385,807 385,684 12.9
..Income maintenance benefits 1/ 298,408 305,159 309,353 310,102 302,924 300,628 296,360 -2,048 -0.7
..Unemployment insurance compensation 230,816 181,596 118,385 57,216 17,122 10,537 7,712 -223,104 -96.7
..Retirement and other 2,470,899 2,519,503 2,633,575 2,714,050 2,830,372 3,004,059 3,081,735 610,836 24.7
.Dividends, interest, and rent 2/ 1,571,490 1,727,078 1,858,044 1,823,496 1,941,306 2,076,375 2,121,760 550,270 35.0
.Population (persons) 3/ 365,520 364,584 363,784 363,378 362,652 362,883 364,187 -1,333 -0.4
.Per capita personal income 4/ 30,032 30,882 32,354 32,215 33,886 35,787 36,526 6,494 21.6
.Per capita net earnings 4/ 17,525 17,899 18,832 18,717 19,846 20,929 21,403 3,878 22.1
.Per capita pers current trans receipts 4/ 8,208 8,246 8,415 8,480 8,687 9,136 9,297 1,089 13.3
..Per capita income maint benefits 4/ 816 837 850 853 835 828 814 -2 -0.2
..Per capita unempl insurance comp 4/ 631 498 325 157 47 29 21 -610 -96.7
..Per capita retirement and other 4/ 6,760 6,911 7,239 7,469 7,805 8,278 8,462 1,702 25.2
.Per capita dividends, interest & rent 4/ 4,299 4,737 5,108 5,018 5,353 5,722 5,826 1,527 35.5
.Earnings by place of work 7,181,309 7,245,595 7,511,580 7,589,083 7,953,256 8,377,653 8,590,822 1,409,513 19.6
..Wages and salaries 5,071,199 5,261,842 5,338,342 5,445,708 5,631,424 5,996,376 6,214,953 1,143,754 22.6
..Supplements to wages and salaries 1,366,610 1,339,606 1,409,037 1,374,816 1,468,930 1,522,795 1,521,521 154,911 11.3
...Employer cont/empl pens/insur funds 5/ 964,217 907,809 972,356 927,775 1,005,043 1,034,358 1,033,918 69,701 7.2
...Employer cont/govt social insurance 402,393 431,797 436,681 447,041 463,887 488,437 487,603 85,210 21.2
..Proprietors income 743,500 644,147 764,201 768,559 852,902 858,482 854,348 110,848 14.9
...Farm proprietors income 41,139 7,651 24,678 68,930 123,993 136,549 99,902 58,763 142.8
...Nonfarm proprietors income 702,361 636,496 739,523 699,629 728,909 721,933 754,446 52,085 7.4
Total employment (number of jobs) 182,987 185,777 185,954 187,180 188,674 191,626 195,438 12,451 6.8
.Wage and salary employment 146,792 148,802 149,486 150,687 151,460 154,311 157,302 10,510 7.2
.Proprietors employment 36,195 36,975 36,468 36,493 37,214 37,315 38,136 1,941 5.4
..Farm proprietors employment 6/ 1,918 1,904 1,877 1,883 1,865 1,843 1,811 -107 -5.6
..Nonfarm proprietors employment 34,277 35,071 34,591 34,610 35,349 35,472 36,325 2,048 6.0
Average earnings per job (dollars) 39,245 39,002 40,395 40,544 42,153 43,719 43,957 4,712 12.0
.Average wages and salaries 34,547 35,361 35,711 36,139 37,181 38,859 39,510 4,963 14.4
.Average nonfarm proprietors income 20,491 18,149 21,379 20,215 20,620 20,352 20,769 278 1.4

6.2. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (QCEW) - goto top

Based on BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (http://proximityone.com/eee.htm), these data are updated quarterly and feature only a 7 month lag between the date of availability and quarterly reference date. See related interactive table to compare areas.

  SectorEstablishments
2016Q2
Employment
2016Q2
Avg Weekly Wages
2016Q2
Establishments
2017Q2
Employment
2017Q2
Avg Weekly Wages
2017Q2
 Total, all industries 7,780 148,204 715 7,803 151,855 743
 Total, all industries - Fed Govt 44 618 979 43 628 1,101
 Total, all industries - St Govt 57 ...... 55 ......
 Total, all industries - Local Govt 210 ...... 211 ......
 Total, all industries - Private 7,469 125,664 713 7,494 129,429 739
    Goods-producing 1,498 44,403 825 1,487 45,832 854
      Natural resources and mining 64 446 624 59 485 631
      Construction 679 3,669 732 677 3,904 778
      Manufacturing 755 40,288 836 751 41,443 863
    Service-providing 5,971 81,261 651 6,007 83,597 677
      Trade, transportation & utilities 1,976 28,835 690 1,964 29,609 724
      Information 82 875 780 79 825 891
      Financial activities 724 2,900 829 720 2,875 889
      Professional & business services 1,130 14,235 736 1,124 14,981 770
      Education and health services 752 17,963 790 779 18,327 807
      Leisure and hospitality 710 13,653 276 723 14,293 283
      Other services 597 2,801 534 618 2,687 547
 Total, all industries - Private 53 368 574 49 401 575
.. cell value of '...' indicates value suppressed to maintain confidentiality.

Use the following links to access detailed QCEW data by detailed type of business (CSV files) .. &see notes on using these files.
..   2016Q2 ..   2016Q3 ..   2016Q4 ..   2017Q1 ..   2017Q2
 
6.3. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector (CBP) - goto top

Based on Census County Business Patterns (http://proximityone.com/cbp2016.htm), these place of work data include all sectors except crop/animal production; rail transportation; postal service; pension, health, welfare & vacation funds; trusts, estates & agency accounts; private households; public administration. Most government operations are excluded. See related interactive table.
... this section updates with 2017 data in April 2019.

Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Sector
  SectorEstab
2014
Emp
2014
Avg Annual
Pay 2014
Estab
2015
Emp
2015
Avg Annual
Pay 2015
Estab
2016
Emp
2016
Avg Annual
Pay 2016
-- Total for all sectors 7,325 124,874 36,015 7,370 127,573 37,366 7,355 131,952 37,675
11 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting 13 51 20,196 12 52 23,577 11 47 23,660
21 - Mining, Quarrying & Oil/Gas Extraction 11 61 43,738 11 71 54,042 11 72 54,014
22 - Utilities 23 526 82,886 24 503 89,477 25 504 93,581
23 - Construction 608 3,779 35,899 618 3,395 38,554 626 3,602 40,533
31 - Manufacturing 692 37,076 39,573 696 39,597 42,242 690 40,585 42,664
42 - Wholesale Trade 406 7,943 62,459 391 7,845 61,580 397 8,376 58,001
44 - Retail Trade 1,264 16,228 23,387 1,283 16,311 24,771 1,262 16,874 24,618
48 - Transportation and Warehousing 218 4,645 40,950 221 4,606 44,660 217 4,712 45,513
51 - Information 84 1,560 49,262 81 1,553 41,115 91 1,914 47,529
52 - Finance and Insurance 408 2,201 48,082 415 2,251 49,035 411 2,169 49,617
53 - Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 297 1,016 29,007 306 998 33,077 306 976 34,664
54 - Professional, Scientific & Tech Svcs 531 2,707 51,087 531 2,790 46,154 532 2,862 44,871
55 - Management of Companies/Enterprises 42 1,815 94,415 42 1,845 96,584 47 2,087 91,553
56 - Administrative and Support+ 298 6,658 24,898 305 6,174 26,785 295 6,259 26,971
61 - Educational Services 50 1,338 19,344 50 1,367 20,518 55 1,432 20,416
62 - Health Care and Social Assistance 760 19,641 40,440 753 20,207 40,857 748 20,724 41,794
71 - Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 95 1,173 17,292 99 1,189 16,895 102 1,299 16,623
72 - Accommodation and Food Services 610 11,405 13,074 623 11,718 13,436 626 12,271 14,052
81 - Other Services (exc Public Admin) 903 5,022 20,708 893 5,084 21,506 894 5,171 22,341

 
6.4. General Economic Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros Economic Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp3.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Labor Force; Population 16 years and over 293,900 297,654 3,754 1.3
    In labor force 167,535 175,303 7,768 4.6
    In labor force - Civilian labor force 167,456 175,154 7,698 4.6
    In labor force - Civilian labor force - Employed 155,633 161,583 5,950 3.8
    In labor force - Civilian labor force - Unemployed 11,823 13,571 1,748 14.8
    In labor force - Armed Forces 79 149 70 88.6
    Not in labor force 126,365 122,351 -4,014 -3.2
    In labor force - Civilian labor force 167,456 175,154 7,698 4.6
    In labor force - Unemployment Rate 7.1 7.7 0.6 8.5
Employment by Industry; Civilian employed population 16 years and over 155,633 161,583 5,950 3.8
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,219 1,622 403 33.1
    Construction 9,909 7,913 -1,996 -20.1
    Manufacturing 42,529 39,759 -2,770 -6.5
    Wholesale trade 5,540 5,463 -77 -1.4
    Retail trade 17,261 20,716 3,455 20.0
    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 5,524 7,445 1,921 34.8
    Information 1,607 2,521 914 56.9
    Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 5,835 4,130 -1,705 -29.2
    Prof, scientific & management, & admine and waste mgmt services 10,031 10,344 313 3.1
    Educational services, and health care and social assistance 32,180 33,163 983 3.1
    Arts, entertainment, & recreation, & accommodation & food services 13,366 15,350 1,984 14.8
    Other services, except public administration 4,604 7,773 3,169 68.8
    Public administration 6,028 5,384 -644 -10.7
Class of Worker; Civilian employed population 16 years and over 155,633 161,583 5,950 3.8
    Private wage and salary workers 124,954 130,632 5,678 4.5
    Government workers 21,382 19,453 -1,929 -9.0
    Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 9,129 11,408 2,279 25.0
    Unpaid family workers 168 90 -78 -46.4
Household Income; Total households 140,097 144,399 4,302 3.1
    Less than $10,000 11,369 9,472 -1,897 -16.7
    $10,000 to $14,999 11,616 10,391 -1,225 -10.5
    $15,000 to $24,999 17,891 19,440 1,549 8.7
    $25,000 to $34,999 16,528 18,360 1,832 11.1
    $35,000 to $49,999 26,084 25,441 -643 -2.5
    $50,000 to $74,999 25,056 26,005 949 3.8
    $75,000 to $99,999 15,225 16,841 1,616 10.6
    $100,000 to $149,999 9,538 11,729 2,191 23.0
    $150,000 to $199,999 4,287 3,690 -597 -13.9
    $200,000 or more 2,503 3,030 527 21.1
Median household income (dollars) 40,380 42,572 2,192 5.4
Mean household income (dollars) 55,285 58,044 2,759 5.0
Earnings; Total households with earnings 97,044 105,559 8,515 8.8
    With earnings - Mean earnings (dollars) 58,605 58,749 144 0.2
    With Social Security 55,739 55,482 -257 -0.5
        Mean Social Security income (dollars) 18,129 18,480 351 1.9
    With retirement income 27,900 27,929 29 0.1
        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,742 20,105 2,363 13.3
    With Supplemental Security Income 10,165 8,404 -1,761 -17.3
        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 9,514 9,998 484 5.1
    With cash public assistance income 6,810 4,101 -2,709 -39.8
        Mean cash public assistance income (dollars) 2,012 2,325 313 15.6
    With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months 22,875 21,549 -1,326 -5.8
Familiy Income; Families 90,461 100,708 10,247 11.3
    Less than $10,000 4,087 4,151 64 1.6
    $10,000 to $14,999 2,827 4,360 1,533 54.2
    $15,000 to $24,999 8,396 9,066 670 8.0
    $25,000 to $34,999 9,709 11,491 1,782 18.4
    $35,000 to $49,999 18,089 18,900 811 4.5
    $50,000 to $74,999 19,749 20,950 1,201 6.1
    $75,000 to $99,999 13,374 14,877 1,503 11.2
    $100,000 to $149,999 8,318 10,331 2,013 24.2
    $150,000 to $199,999 3,758 3,690 -68 -1.8
    $200,000 or more 2,154 2,892 738 34.3
Median family income (dollars) 52,162 51,881 -281 -0.5
Mean family income (dollars) 66,490 68,652 2,162 3.3
Per capita income (dollars) 22,281 23,451 1,170 5.3
Per capita income (dollars) - Nonfamily households 49,636 43,691 -5,945 -12.0
Median nonfamily income (dollars) 22,314 23,213 899 4.0
Mean nonfamily income (dollars) 32,870 30,993 -1,877 -5.7
Median earnings for workers (dollars) 26,697 27,077 380 1.4
Median earnings for male full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 39,254 38,886 -368 -0.9
Median earnings for female full-time, year-round workers (dollars) 31,313 32,000 687 2.2
Insurance Coverage; Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population 355,807 357,864 2,057 0.6
    With health insurance coverage 314,897 318,065 3,168 1.0
    With private health insurance coverage  220,076 224,579 4,503 2.0
    With public health coverage  145,518 142,671 -2,847 -2.0
    No health insurance coverage 40,910 39,799 -1,111 -2.7

6.5. Gross Domestic Product - goto top

Based on BEA Metro Gross Domestic Products (GDP) estimates (http://proximityone.com/metrogdp.htm), these provide a comprehensive measure of the metro economic output. Gross domestic product (GDP) is the value of the goods and services produced by the metro’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production. GDP estimates, updated annually, are available for only Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Use the interactive table to rank, sort, compare metros.
... this section updates with 2017 data in November 2018.

  Item2010201120122013201420152016Change
2010-16
%Change
2010-16
Gross Domestic Product, per capita real GDP 31,125 31,017 30,716 30,751 31,171 32,126 32,802 1,677 5.39
Real GDP (millions) 11,377 11,308 11,174 11,174 11,304 11,658 11,946 569 5.00
GDP (current dollars, millions) 11,401 11,481 11,657 11,867 12,250 13,003 13,535 2,134 18.72
Real GDP Quantity Index, all industry 103.487 102.866 101.642 101.645 102.827 106.045 108.666......

6.6. Fortune 1000 Companies with Headquarters in Metro - goto top

The Fortune 1000 companies (http://proximityone.com/metros_fortune1000.htm) are the largest businesses in the U.S.

6.7. Labor Market Characteristics & Trends go top

Based on BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics (http://proximityone.com/laus.htm), these data are updated monthly and feature only a 2 month lag between the date of availability and month reference date. See related annual labor force characteristics in section 6.4. See related interactive table to compare areas. The table shows most recent six months and data (not seasonally adjusted) for month one year earlier than most recent month.

  ItemNov16Jun17Jul17Aug17Sep17Oct17Nov17Change
11/16-11/17
%Change
11/16-11/17
Labor Force171,920171,103172,171170,444172,189171,715171,685-235-0.14
Employment163,852164,259164,855163,263165,783164,869164,3895370.33
Unemployment8,0686,8447,3167,1816,4066,8467,296-772-9.57
Unemployment Rate4.694.004.254.213.723.994.25-0.44-9.44

 
7. Social & Education Characteristics - goto top

7.1. General Social Characteristics - goto top
    - based on Census American Community Survey 1-year estimates; http://proximityone.com/acs2016.htm
    - see related all ACS 2016 1 year metros Social Characteristics interactive table: http://proximityone.com/cbsa161dp2.htm

  Item20152016Chg15-16%Chg15-16
Total households 140,097 144,399 4,302 3.1
    Family households (families) 90,461 100,708 10,247 11.3
    Nonfamily households 49,636 43,691 -5,945 -12.0
    Nonfamily households - Householder living alone 43,965 36,899 -7,066 -16.1
Average household size 2.53 2.47 -0.06 -2.4
Average family size 3.18 2.95 -0.23 -7.2
Population in households 354,423 356,145 1,722 0.5
Enrolled in School; Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 79,752 79,183 -569 -0.7
    Nursery school, preschool 3,838 3,670 -168 -4.4
    Kindergarten 3,296 3,321 25 0.8
    Elementary school (grades 1-8) 36,169 35,552 -617 -1.7
    High school (grades 9-12) 19,672 19,614 -58 -0.3
    College or graduate school 16,777 17,026 249 1.5
Educational Attainment; Population 25 years and over 251,942 258,373 6,431 2.6
    Less than 9th grade 15,350 15,079 -271 -1.8
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 31,230 30,223 -1,007 -3.2
    High school graduate (includes equivalency) 76,069 84,756 8,687 11.4
    Some college, no degree 56,593 55,396 -1,197 -2.1
    Associate's degree 26,002 29,039 3,037 11.7
    Bachelor's degree 30,334 29,823 -511 -1.7
    Graduate or professional degree 16,364 14,057 -2,307 -14.1
    Percent high school graduate or higher 81.5 82.5 1.0 1.2
    Percent bachelor's degree or higher 18.5 17.0 -1.5 -8.1
Mobility/Migration; Residence one year age - Population 1 year and over 358,842 360,220 1,378 0.4
    Same house 313,167 305,356 -7,811 -2.5
    Different house in the U.S. 45,446 53,386 7,940 17.5
        Same county 22,377 28,749 6,372 28.5
        Different county 23,069 24,637 1,568 6.8
        Different county - Same state 15,604 14,419 -1,185 -7.6
        Different county - Different state 7,465 10,218 2,753 36.9
    Abroad 229 1,478 1,249 545.4
Nativity
    Native 342,936 346,813 3,877 1.1
        Born in United States 340,992 343,699 2,707 0.8
        Born in United States - State of residence 257,940 255,054 -2,886 -1.1
        Born in United States - Different state 83,052 88,645 5,593 6.7
        Born in PR, U.S. Island or born abroad to Americans 1,944 3,114 1,170 60.2
    Foreign born 19,574 17,374 -2,200 -11.2
Foreign-born population 19,574 17,374 -2,200 -11.2
    Naturalized U.S. citizen 9,092 6,484 -2,608 -28.7
    Not a U.S. citizen 10,482 10,890 408 3.9
Language Sooken at Home; Population 5 years and over 344,046 345,656 1,610 0.5
    English only 312,683 314,441 1,758 0.6
    Language other than English 31,363 31,215 -148 -0.5
    Language other than English - Speak English less than "very well" 13,069 13,018 -51 -0.4
    Spanish 20,789 20,835 46 0.2
    Spanish - Speak English less than "very well" 9,256 8,518 -738 -8.0
Computer Access; Total households 140,097 144,399 4,302 3.1
    With a computer 110,729 120,047 9,318 8.4
    With a computer - With a broadband Internet subscription 95,357 110,002 14,645 15.4

7.2. Component School District/Local Education Agency (LEA) Characteristics - goto top

Characteristics for 2015-16 School Year
  NameLEAIDLoGradeHiGradeSchoolsStudentsCity
Alexander County Schools3700090PK12 11   5,084     Taylorsville, NC
Burke County Schools3700480PK12 27   12,780     Morganton, NC
Caldwell County Schools3700580PK13 26   12,187     Lenoir, NC
Catawba County Schools3700690PK13 28   16,641     Newton, NC
Hickory City Schools3702190PK12 9   4,377     Hickory, NC
Newton Conover City Schools3703360PK13 7   3,159     Newton, NC
The New Dimensions School3700118KG08 1   277     Morganton, NC


Number in this metro: 7

7.3. Component Higher Education Institution Characteristics - goto top

This section is not available for this area in this version.

8. GeoPolitics - goto top

Metro breakout not available for this area in this version. See related:
  • 115th Congressional Districts demographic-economic interactive tables General demographics .. Social .. Economic .. Housing
  • State Legislative Districts (2016 cycle) interactive table

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This document to provides data and informaiton to assess geographic, demographic, economic characteristics and trends for this metro ... and component geographic areas including cities and counties. There are several aspects important to effective use of this document.

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Subject matter. Data presented here are derived from many sources. Some subject matter, such as employment, are included from multiple sources. Which are the "best" employment (for example) data to use and why are multi-sourced employment data useful?

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