Catawba County boasts a high quality of life and a thriving business climate.

 

Population (2016 Estimates)

 

Population, Income, Retail Sales
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Population (2016 Estimates) 156,473 367,364
Total Households (2016 ACS) 61,618 144,399
Median Household Income
(2016 ACS) 
$48,913 $42,572
Mean Household Income
(2016 ACS) 
$65,599 $58,044
Per Capita Income (2016 ACS) $26,182 $23,451
Retail Sales (FY 2015-2016) $2.12 billion $3.51 billion

 

Median Household Income (2016 ACS)

 

Age Range (% Population-2016 ACS)
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
0-19 yrs 24.9 23.4
20-24 years 5.8 5.7
25-24 years 11.1 11.3
35-44 years 12.9 12.4
45-54 years 14.7 14.9
55-64 years 13.2 13.9
65+ years 17.5 18.5

 

Age Range (% Population-2016 ACS)
 

 

Educational Attainment (% Population 25 yrs and over - ACS 2016)
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Less than High School 14.4 17.5
High School Graduate 30.4 32.8
Some College 22.4 21.4
Associate Degree 11.8 11.2
Bachelor's Degree 14.4 11.5
Master's Degree or Higher 6.5 5.4

 

Top 10 Manufacturers (as of Q4, 2017)
1 GKN Driveline Automotive Supplies 1000+
2 Corning Optical Comm. Cable 1000+
3 CommScope Inc Cable 1000+
4 Hickory Springs Mfg Co Foam 500-999
5 Century Furniture LLC Furniture 500-999
6 Pierre Foods Inc Frozen Foods 500-999
7 Ethan Allen Operations Inc Furniture 500-999
8 McCreary Modern Inc Furniture 500-999
9 Lee Industries Inc Furniture 500-999
10 Sherrill Furniture Company Furniture 500-999

 

Top 25 Employers - All Industries (as of Q4, 2017)
1 Catawba County Schools Education & Health Services 1000+
2 Catawba Valley Medical Ctr. Education & Health Services 1000+
3 GKN Driveline Manufacturing 1000+
4 Corning Optical Comm. Manufacturing 1000+
5 CommScope Manufacturing 1000+
6 County of Catawba Public Administration 1000+
7 Duke LifePoint/Frye Regional Education & Health Services 1000+
8 Wal-Mart Associates Inc Trade & Transportation 1000+
9 Hickory Springs Mfg Co Manufacturing 500-999
10 Target Stores Distribution Ctr. Trade & Transportation 500-999
11 Convergys (Congruity HR LLC) Call Center 500-999
12 Catawba Valley Comm. College Trade & Transportation 500-999
13 Century Furniture LLC Manufacturing 500-999
14 Pierre Foods Manufacturing 500-999
15 Academy Sports & Outdoors Trade & Transportation 500-999
16 Ethan Allen Operations Inc Manufacturing 500-999
17 McCreary Modern Inc Manufacturing 500-999
18 Lee Industries Inc Manufacturing 500-999
19 City of Hickory Public Administration 500-999
20 Performance Food Group Inc Trade & Transportation 500-999
21 Cargo Transporters Inc Trade & Transportation 500-999
22 Hickory City Schools Education & Health Services 500-999
23 Sherrill Furniture Company Manufacturing 500-999
24 Apple Computer Inc Data Center 500-999
25 Bassett Furniture Industries of NC Manufacturing 500-999