Hickory, NC
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Hickory profile

Living in Hickory

Hickory is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 43,532 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Hickory is the 24th largest community in North Carolina.

Also of interest is that Hickory has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.51% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The population of Hickory is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.68% of adults in Hickory have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hickory in 2018 was $32,745, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,980 for a family of four. However, Hickory contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hickory is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hickory home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hickory residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hickory also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hickory include English, German, Irish, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hickory is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.