Hickory is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 41,595, it is the 23rd largest city in North Carolina and the 940th largest city in the United States. Hickory is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 3.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,010 in 2010. Spanning over 30 miles, Hickory has a population density of 1,403 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hickory is $68,746 with a poverty rate of 16.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $167,900. The median age in Hickory is 38.2 years, 36.3 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.1 males.