Hickory City PUMA, NC

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2020 Population
158,193
0.723% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.6
0.483% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.3%
5.75% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$54,748
5.14% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$156,200
8.7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
70,559
0.669% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Hickory City PUMA, NC had a population of 158k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $54,748. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hickory City PUMA, NC grew from 157,057 to 158,193, a 0.723% increase and its median household income grew from $52,073 to $54,748, a 5.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hickory City PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.21%), Other (Hispanic) (5.16%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.44%), and White (Hispanic) (3.65%).

13.2% of the households in Hickory City PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Hickory City PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are Catawba Valley Community College (1,527 degrees awarded in 2020) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (651 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Hickory City PUMA, NC was $156,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Hickory City PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Hickory City PUMA, NC is home to a population of 158k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.6% of Hickory City PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (10.4k people).

In 2020, there were 9.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Hickory City PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.16k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Hickory City PUMA, NC are Spanish (12,992 households), Hmong (3,678 households), and Vietnamese (503 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
80,671
Women
51%
77,584
Men
49%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 158,255 inhabitants, with 49% men, and 51% women.

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Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
96.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Hickory City PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hickory City PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 411
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13k ± 547
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    8.16k ± 906
9.87%
Hispanic Population
15.6k people

In 2020, there were 9.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Hickory City PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.16k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.87% of the people in Hickory City PUMA, NC are hispanic (15.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,880 ± 1,688 people
  2. Laos
    839 ± 709 people
  3. Vietnam
    704 ± 650 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 4,880 Hickory City PUMA, NC residents, followed by Laos with 839 and Vietnam with 704.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
10.4k people
6.82%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
10.7k people

As of 2020, 6.6% of Hickory City PUMA, NC residents (10.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 6.82%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,992 households (8.7%)
  2. Hmong
    3,678 households (2.46%)
  3. Vietnamese
    503 households (0.337%)

13.2% of the households in Hickory City PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Hickory City PUMA, NC was Spanish. 8.7% of the households in Hickory City PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,264 ± 315
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,752 ± 354
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,059 ± 234

Hickory City PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Hickory City PUMA, NC employs 70.6k people. The largest industries in Hickory City PUMA, NC are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,606 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,828 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,637 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($159,933), Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($136,729), and Offices of dentists ($107,698).

Males in Hickory City PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,810. The income inequality in Hickory City PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,529
Women
47.5%
37,030
Men
52.5%

The workforce of Hickory City PUMA, NC in 2020 was 70,559 people, with 47.5% woman, and 52.5% men.

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Occupations

70.6k
2020 Value
0.669%
1 Year growth
± 0.669%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 70.1k employees to 70.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hickory City PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,188 people), Other managers (1,849 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,831 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.6k
2020 Value
0.669%
1 Year growth
± 0.669%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 70.1k employees to 70.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hickory City PUMA, NC, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,606 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,828 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,637 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Hickory City PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,999
Median earning men ± $1,302
$30,099
Median earning women ± $1,132

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($54,028), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,761), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,258).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,236), Public Administration ($52,075), and Construction ($50,359).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

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Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC awarded 2,178 degrees. The student population of Hickory City PUMA, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,750 male students and 4,264 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC are White (1,492 and 70.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (211 and 9.93%), Asian (152 and 7.16%), and Black or African American (118 and 5.56%).

The largest universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Catawba Valley Community College (1,527 and 70.1%) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (651 and 29.9%).

The most popular majors in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (401 and 18.4%), General Business Administration & Management (275 and 12.6%), and Medical Office Management (126 and 5.79%).

The median tuition cost in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC for private four year colleges is $39,900.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Hickory City PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.63%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,014 (39.2% men and 60.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,014 students enrolled in Hickory City PUMA, NC, 39.2% men and 60.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,733 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 41 degree-majors awarded
  2. 26 degree-majors awarded
  3. 401 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Catawba County--Hickory City PUMA, NC was Registered Nursing with 41 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,527 degrees awarded
  2. 651 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Catawba Valley Community College with 1,527 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 898 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hickory City PUMA, NC, which is 0.702 times less than the 1,280 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,492 degrees mean that there were 7.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 211 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,900) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($239) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,850) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.795% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.907% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Hickory City PUMA, NC in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (38.8k), Some college (27.8k), and Secondary Education (20.4k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Hickory City PUMA, NC was $156,200 in 2020, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $143,700 to $156,200, a 8.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Hickory City PUMA, NC is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Hickory City PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hickory City PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hickory City PUMA, NC is $54,748. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Hickory City PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $119,316, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $112,777 and $104,395.

Property

$156,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,893
$44,537
Median Property Taxes
±$1,658

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.9% of the housing units in Hickory City PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hickory City PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $119,316, followed by Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $112,777 and $104,395.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,748
Median Household Income
± $1,793
62.8k
Number of Households
± 1,977

In 2020, the median household income of the 62.8k households in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew to $54,748 from the previous year's value of $52,073.

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Wage Distribution

0.442
2020 Wage GINI in Hickory City PUMA, NC
0.452
2019 Wage GINI in Hickory City PUMA, NC

In 2020, the income inequality in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.26% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Hickory City PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hickory City PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.73%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.27%)

In 2020, 84.4% of workers in Hickory City PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.73%) and those who worked at home (4.27%).

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hickory City PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Hickory City PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hickory City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hickory City PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hickory City PUMA, NC (19k out of 155k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hickory City PUMA, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.7% of the population of Hickory City PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 18.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
15.8%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.62%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hickory City PUMA, NC declined by 2.71% from 11.6% to 11.3%.

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