Cities in Catawba County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 29 cities in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Hickory1North Carolina44,61243,5560.6%1,39931.89
Newton2North Carolina13,51013,1640.65%97913.80
Lincolnton3North Carolina12,50111,1352.81%1,4188.82
St. Stephens4North Carolina9,9509,2981.67%1,0939.10
Lake Norman Catawba5North Carolina9,2958,7011.63%38524.14
Conover6North Carolina8,7038,4390.76%76211.42
Long View7North Carolina5,2485,0960.73%1,3044.02
Westport8North Carolina4,9874,1534.37%1,3583.67
Valdese9North Carolina4,6884,6860.02%5967.86
Lowesville10North Carolina3,9543,1805.16%5826.79
Bethlehem11North Carolina3,8783,9592.51%5097.63
Maiden12North Carolina3,8453,7470.65%5786.65
Mountain View13North Carolina2,9973,776-5.16%6434.66
Denver14North Carolina2,5632,964-3.32%4325.93
Icard15North Carolina1,8492,119-3.5%4833.83
Claremont16North Carolina1,7381,6920.69%6082.86
Hildebran17North Carolina1,6811,6790.06%5942.83
Connelly Springs18North Carolina1,5431,5230.33%3094.99
Northlakes19North Carolina1,4521,3042.61%9731.49
Rutherford College20North Carolina1,2171,2170%5302.30
Rhodhiss21North Carolina983987-0.1%8271.19
Belwood22North Carolina8768620.46%7112.30
Catawba23North Carolina7106980.42%1534.64
Fallston24North Carolina6376270.47%2942.17
High Shoals25North Carolina6165940.98%2372.60
Lawndale26North Carolina5775730.17%7150.81
Polkville27North Carolina5245160.38%2811.86
Brookford28North Carolina4364200.93%7160.61
Crouse29North Carolina2151439.14%1891.14
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Catawba County, North Carolina?

Hickory is the largest city in Catawba County.

What is the smallest city in Catawba County, North Carolina?

Crouse is the smallest city in Catawba County.

How many cities are in Catawba County?

There are 29 cities in Catawba County, North Carolina.

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