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

 

Population, Income, Retail Sales
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Population (2019 ACS) 159,551 369,711
Total Households (2019 ACS) 62,417 146,324
Median Household Income
(2019 ACS) 
$52,436 $50,631
Mean Household Income
(2019 ACS) 
$72,498 $66,990
Per Capita Income (2019 ACS) $29,126 $27,348
Retail Sales (FY 2019-2020) $2.49 billion $4.19 billion
Bank Deposits (2020) $3.5 billion $5.61 billion

Age Range (% Population-2019 ACS)
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
0-19 yrs 24.3 22.8
20-24 years 6.0 5.6
25-24 years 12.3 12.2
35-44 years 11.3 11.3
45-54 years 13.8 14.2
55-64 years 13.9 14.6
65+ years 18.5 19.4

 

Educational Attainment (% Population 25 yrs and over - ACS 2019)
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Less than High School 13.5 16.3
High School Graduate 28.8 31.1
Some College 21.6 20.5
Associate Degree 12.7 12.4
Bachelor's Degree 16.6 13.6
Master's Degree or Higher 6.8 6.0

 

Top 10 Manufacturers (as of Q4, 2020)
1 CommScope, Inc. Cable 1000+
2 Corning Optical Comm. Cable 1000+
3 GKN Driveline Automotive Supplies 1000+
4 Sutter Street Manufacturing Furniture 500-999
5 Century Furniture LLC Furniture 500-999
6 Advance Pierre Foods Inc Frozen Foods 500-999
7 McCreary Modern Inc Furniture 500-999
8 Shurtape Technologies Adhesive Tapes 500-999
9 Bassett Furniture Furniture 500-999
10 Lee Industries Inc Furniture 500-999

 

Top 20 Employers - All Industries (as of Q4, 2020)
1 Catawba County Schools  Education Services 1000+
2 Catawba Valley Medical Ctr. Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
3 CommScope Manufacturing 1000+
4 Corning Optical Comm. Manufacturing 1000+
5 Target Stores Dist. Center Trans & Warehousing 1000+
6 Catawba County Public Administration 1000+
7 Duke LifePoint/Frye Regional Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
8 GKN Driveline Manufacturing 1000+
9 Sutter Street Manufacturing Manufacturing 500-999
10 Catawba Valley Comm. College Education 500-999
11 Century Furniture LLC Manufacturing 500-999
12 Advance Pierre Foods Inc Manufacturing 500-999
13 City of Hickory Public Administration 500-999
14 McCreary Modern Inc Manufacturing 500-999
15 Performance Food Group Inc Wholesale Trade 500-999
16 Cargo Transporters Inc Trans. & Warehousing 500-999
17 Shurtape Technologies Manufacturing  500-999
18 Bassett Furniture Manufacturing 500-999
19 Lee Industries Inc Manufacturing  500-999
20 Sherrill Furniture Manufacturing 500-999