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 Q2, 2020)
1 Corning Optical Comm. Cable 1000+
2 CommScope Inc Cable 1000+
3 GKN Driveline Automotive Supplies 1000+
4 Sutter Street Manufacturing Furniture 500-999
5 Advance Pierre Foods Inc Frozen Foods 500-999
6 Century Furniture LLC Furniture 500-999
7 McCreary Modern Inc Furniture 500-999
8 HS Manufacturing Foam Products 500-999
9 Lee Industries Inc Furniture 500-999
10 Shurtape Technologies Furniture 500-999

 

Top 25 Employers - All Industries (as of Q2, 2020)
1 Catawba Valley Medical Ctr. Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
2 Catawba County Schools  Education Services 1000+
3 Corning Optical Comm. Manufacturing 1000+
4 CommScope Manufacturing 1000+
5 Wal-Mart Associates Inc Retail Trade 1000+
6 Catawba County Public Administration 1000+
7 GKN Driveline Manufacturing 1000+
8 Duke LifePoint/Frye Regional Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
9 Target Stores Dist Center Trans. & Warehousing 500-999
10 Sutter Street Manufacturing Manufacturing 500-999
11 Academy Sports & Outdoor Retail Trade 500-999
12 Advance Pierre Foods Inc Manufacturing 500-999
13 Century Furniture LLC Manufacturing 500-999
14 City of Hickory Public Administration 500-999
15 McCreary Modern Inc Manufacturing 500-999
16 Performance Food Group Inc Wholesale Trade 500-999
17 Food Lion Retail Trade 500-999
18 HS Manufacturing Manufacturing  500-999
19 Cargo Transporters Inc Trans. & Warehousing 500-999
20 Lee Industries Inc Manufacturing  500-999
21 Shurtape Technologies Manufacturing 500-999
22 Catawba Valley Comm. College Educational Services 500-999
23 Apple Computer Data Center 500-999
24 Ethan Allen Inc Manufacturing 500-999
25 Fiserv Solutions Inc Professional Services 500-999