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Hickory
  • Town in North Carolina

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Hickory is a town in North Carolina with a population of 43,352. Hickory is in Catawba County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Hickory offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hickory there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hickory and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hickory are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$233,800
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$917
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    422.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    18.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    38.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    50.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    610.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,609.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    281.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

Working in Hickory

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,251
National
$75,149

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