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

 

Population, Income, Retail Sales
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Population (2020 Census) 160,610 365,276
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 2020-2021) $2.89 billion $4.92 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, 2021)
1 CommScope, Inc. Cable 1000+
2 Corning Optical Comm. Cable 1000+
3 GKN ePowertrain Automotive Components 1000+
4 Pierre Foods Inc. (Tyson) Frozen Foods 500-999
5 Century Furniture LLC Furniture 500-999
6 Sutter Street Manufacturing Furniture 500-999
7 McCreary Modern Inc Furniture 500-999
8 Bassett Furniture Furniture 500-999
9 Prysmian Group Cable 500-999
10 Shurtape Technologies Adhesive Tapes 500-999

 

Top 25 Employers - All Industries (as of Q4, 2021)
1 Catawba County Schools  Education Services 1000+
2 Catawba Valley Medical Ctr. Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
3 Target Stores Dist. Center Trans & Warehousing 1000+
4 CommScope Manufacturing 1000+
5 Corning Optical Comm. Manufacturing 1000+
6 Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Retail Trade 1000+
7 Catawba County Public Administration 1000+
8 Duke LifePoint/Frye Regional Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
9 GKN ePowertrain Manufacturing 1000+
10 Catawba Valley Comm. College Education 500-999
11 Performance Food Groupo Wholesale Trade 500-999
12 Pierre Foods Inc. (Tyson) Manufacturing 500-999
13 Convergys Call Center 500-999
14 Century Furniture LLC Manufacturing 500-999
15 Sutter Street Manufacturing Manufacturing 500-999
16 McCreary Modern Inc Manufacturing 500-999
17 Bassett Furniture Manufacturing 500-999
18 City of Hickory Public Administration 500-999
19 Prysmian Group Manufacturing 500-999
20 Shurtape Technologies Manufacturing  500-999
21 Sherrill Furniture Manufacturing 500-999
22 Apple INc Data Center 500-999
23 WestRock Manufacturing  500-999
24 Lee Industries Inc Manufacturing 500-999
25 Cargo Transporters, Inc. Trans. & Warehousing 500-999