Hickory City PUMA, NC

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Population

155,657

0.413% growth

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$48,670

7.04% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

68,124

0.365% growth

Median Property Value

$139,900

1.67% growth

About

In 2017, Hickory City PUMA, NC had a population of 156k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $48,670. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hickory City PUMA, NC grew from 155,017 to 155,657, a 0.413% increase and its median household income grew from $45,467 to $48,670, a 7.04% increase.

The population of Hickory City PUMA, NC is 76.1% White Alone, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.91% Black or African American Alone. 12.5% of the people in Hickory City PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC are Catawba Valley Community College (855 degrees awarded in 2016) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (511 degrees).

The median property value in Hickory City PUMA, NC is $139,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Hickory City PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hickory City PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hickory City PUMA, NC employs 68.1k people. The largest industries in Hickory City PUMA, NC are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,341 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,742 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,895 people), and the highest paying industries are Other administrative & other support services ($174,041), Scientific research & development services ($149,524), and Not specified wholesale trade ($144,277).

Median household income in Hickory City PUMA, NC is $48,670. Males in Hickory City PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,682. The income inequality in Hickory City PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,670

2017 value

± $1,476

7.04%

1 Year Growth

± 4.3%

Households in Hickory City PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $48,670, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,467 in 2016, which represents a 7.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$55,264

Average Male Salary

± $8,779

$37,682

Average Female Salary

± $5,026

In 2017, full-time male employees in Hickory City PUMA, NC made 1.47 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $54,430 ± $79,770

  2. White

    $44,690 ± $5,621

  3. Asian

    $38,429 ± $27,835

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Hickory City PUMA, NC workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.42% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Hickory City PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Hickory City PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, 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 $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hickory City PUMA, NC (21.5k out of 153k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,731 ± 889

  2. Hispanic

    4,513 ± 526

  3. Black

    3,369 ± 411

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

68.1k

2017 Value

0.365%

1 Year growth

± 0.365%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.365%, from 67.9k employees to 68.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hickory City PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,107 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,005 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,107 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,005 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Hickory City PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Upholsterers (52 times higher than expected), Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders (43.3 times), and Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders (42.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Dentists ($267,727), Physicians & surgeons ($264,304), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers ($171,724).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.1k

2017 Value

0.365%

1 Year growth

± 0.365%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 0.365%, from 67.9k employees to 68.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hickory City PUMA, NC, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,341 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,742 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,895 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Hickory City PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Furniture & related product manufacturing (5,341 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,742 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,895 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Hickory City PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Knitting fabric mills, & apparel knitting mills (61.7 times higher than expected), Furniture & related product manufacturing (27.7 times), and Textile & fabric finishing & coating mills (22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hickory City PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Other administrative & other support services ($174,041), Scientific research & development services ($149,524), and Not specified wholesale trade ($144,277).

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Domestic Trade

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. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Hickory City PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Hickory City PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Hickory City PUMA, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.

1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

44.6%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hickory City PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 12.7%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hickory City PUMA, NC is home to a population of 156k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Hickory City PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hickory City PUMA, NC is composed of 118k White Alone residents (76.1%), 14.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.35%), 12.3k Black or African American Alone residents (7.91%), 6.34k Asian Alone residents (4.07%), 3.16k Two or More Races residents (2.03%), 467 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.3%), 387 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.249%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hickory City PUMA, NC are Spanish (12,266 speakers), Hmong (2,936 speakers), and Vietnamese (578 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Hickory City PUMA, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hickory City PUMA, NC residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

6.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.7k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Hickory City PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 6.89%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,783 ± 1,672 people

  2. Laos

    960 ± 758 people

  3. Vietnam

    629 ± 614 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Hickory City PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 4,783 Hickory City PUMA, NC residents, followed by Laos with 960 and Vietnam with 629.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Hickory City PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hickory City PUMA, NC was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    118k ± 344

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14.6k ± 1.07k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    12.3k ± 490

In 2017, there were 8.14 times more White Alone residents (118k people) in Hickory City PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.6k Hispanic or Latino and 12.3k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hickory City PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    12,266 speakers (8.35%)

  2. Hmong

    2,936 speakers (2%)

  3. Vietnamese

    578 speakers (0.394%)

12.5% of Hickory City PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Hickory City PUMA, NC was Spanish. 8.35% of the overall population of Hickory City PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 2% speak Hmong and 0.394% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,720 ± 344

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,567 ± 288

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,242 ± 240

Hickory City PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC awarded 1,366 degrees. The student population of Hickory City PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 2,975 male students and 4,251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC are White (1,041 and 76.8%), followed by Black or African American (116 and 8.55%), Hispanic or Latino (69 and 5.09%), and Asian (64 and 4.72%).

The largest universities in Hickory City PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Catawba Valley Community College (855 and 62.6%) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (511 and 37.4%).

The most popular majors in Hickory City PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (280 and 20.5%), General Business Administration & Management (89 and 6.52%), and Registered Nursing (86 and 6.3%).

The median tuition costs in Hickory City PUMA, NC are $33,730 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 275 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hickory City PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 275 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hickory City PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 855 degrees awarded

  2. 511 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,730

Median Private

In 2016, the Hickory City PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Catawba Valley Community College with 855 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

543

Degrees Awarded to Men

823

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 543 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hickory City PUMA, NC, which is 0.66 times less than the 823 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,041 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    116 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    69 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hickory City PUMA, NC were to White students. These 1,041 degrees mean that there were 8.97 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 116 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hickory City PUMA, NC was $139,900 in 2017, which is 0.643 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,600 to $139,900, a 1.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Hickory City PUMA, NC is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hickory City PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hickory City PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,670

Median Household Income

± $1,476

60.1k

Number of Households

± 1,639

In 2017, the median household income of the 60.1k households in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew to $48,670 from the previous year's value of $45,467.

The following chart displays the households in Hickory City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$139,900

2017 Median

± $3,600

$137,600

2016 Median

± $2,663

In 2017, the median property value in Hickory City PUMA, NC grew to to $139,900 from the previous year's value of $137,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hickory City PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hickory City PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hickory City PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hickory City PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.4%

2017 Homeownership

68.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.4% of the housing units in Hickory City PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hickory City PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hickory City PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Hickory City PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hickory City PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.7%) and those who Worked At Home (3.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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