Hickory is a city located in Catawba County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 41,547, it is the 23rd largest city in North Carolina and the 942nd largest city in the United States . Hickory is currently growing at a rate of 0.45% annually and its population has increased by 3.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,010 in 2010. Hickory reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 30 miles, Hickory has a population density of 1,402 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hickory is $70,799 with a poverty rate of 17.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $734 per month, and the median house value is $168,600. The median age in Hickory is 38.1 years, 37.4 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.