Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
368,416
0.513% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
Median Age
43

Poverty Rate
15.3%

Median Household Income
$47,544
1.11% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$138,800
4.44% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
170,200
1.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC had a population of 368k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $47,544. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC grew from 366,534 to 368,416, a 0.513% increase and its median household income declined from $48,079 to $47,544, a -1.11% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.54%), White (Hispanic) (3.74%), Other (Hispanic) (3.37%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%). 0% of the households in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.1% of the residents in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are Catawba Valley Community College (1,047 degrees awarded in 2019), Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (891 degrees), and Lenoir-Rhyne University (588 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was $138,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%. Most people in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC N/A, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (46.2%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.74%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
49.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is home to a population of 368k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.17% of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC residents were born outside of the country (19k people).

In 2018, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (296k people) in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    296k ± 650
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 1.8k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.8k ± 2.93k
7.56%
Hispanic Population
27.8k people

In 2018, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (296k people) in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.56% of the people in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are hispanic (27.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.17%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
19k people
5.17%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
19k people

As of 2018, 5.17% of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC residents (19k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was 5.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC residents was 43.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    220,441 ± 11,405 people
  2. India
    77,725 ± 6,819 people
  3. Honduras
    43,980 ± 5,138 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 220,441 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 77,725 and Honduras with 43,980.

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Citizenship

97.1%
2018 Citizenship
96.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.1% of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,010 ± 1,294
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,692 ± 1,256
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,563 ± 761

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is $47,544. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,401. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC employs 170k people. The largest industries in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are Manufacturing (46,947 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,693 people), and Retail Trade (17,556 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,364), Finance & Insurance ($54,180), and Utilities ($50,806).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,544
2018 value
± $3,319
-1.11%
1 Year Growth
± 8.21%

Households in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC have a median annual income of $47,544, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,079 in 2017, which represents a -1.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,597
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,174
$48,401
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $831

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $65,628 ± $4,429
  2. White
    $54,443 ± $852
  3. Two or More Races
    $37,867 ± $3,715

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is from North Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.426% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC (54.8k out of 357k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    39,689 ± 1,451
  2. Hispanic
    8,093 ± 734
  3. Other
    6,035 ± 662

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

170k
2018 Value
± 6,936
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 5.88%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 168k employees to 170k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, are Production Occupations (27,440 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,735 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (27,440 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,735 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (16,232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.95 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,204), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,897), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,757).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

170k
2018 Value
± 6,936
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 5.88%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 168k employees to 170k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, are Manufacturing (46,947 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,693 people), and Retail Trade (17,556 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, though some of these residents may live in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (46,947 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (21,693 people), and Retail Trade (17,556 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.83 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.26 times), and Utilities (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,364), Finance & Insurance ($54,180), and Utilities ($50,806).

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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. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

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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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B 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. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC awarded 2,966 degrees. The student population of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is skewed towards women, with 5,247 male students and 7,752 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are White (2,215 and 75.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (236 and 8.05%), Black or African American (197 and 6.72%), and Asian (142 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC by number of degrees awarded are Catawba Valley Community College (1,047 and 35.3%), Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (891 and 30%), and Lenoir-Rhyne University (588 and 19.8%).

The most popular majors in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (928 and 31.3%), General Business Administration & Management (203 and 6.84%), and Registered Nursing (147 and 4.96%).

The median tuition costs in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC are $37,400 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. 54 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 927 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 103 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,047 degrees awarded
  2. 891 degrees awarded
  3. 588 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$37,400
Median Private

In 2019, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Catawba Valley Community College with 1,047 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,179
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,787
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,179 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, which is 0.66 times less than the 1,787 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,215 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    236 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    197 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was White students. These 2,215 degrees mean that there were 9.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 236 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC was $138,800 in 2018, which is 0.604 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $132,900 to $138,800, a 4.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they N/A. Car ownership in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$138,800
2018 Median
± $7,014
$132,900
2017 Median
± $5,349

In 2018, the median property value in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC grew to to $138,800 from the previous year's value of $132,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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-Lenoir-Morganton, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$47,544
Median Household Income
± $3,319
145k
Number of Households
± 6,083

In 2018, the median household income of the 145k households in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC declined from $47,544 from the previous year's value of $48,079.

The following chart displays the households in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
2018 Homeownership
71.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.5% of the housing units in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

In N/A, N/A% of workers in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC N/A, followed by those who N/A (N/A%) and those who N/A (N/A%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

88.3% of the population of Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.65% 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.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for North Carolina.
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$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

11.7%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC grew by 5.2% from 11.1% to 11.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

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

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