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

 

 

 

Population, Income, Retail Sales
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Population (2021 ACS) 161,723 366,441
Total Households (2021 ACS) 64,302 146,600
Median Household Income
(2021 ACS) 
$59,603 $52,737
Mean Household Income
(2019 ACS) 
$77,189  $70,891 
Per Capita Income (2021 ACS) $31,038 $29,107
Retail Sales (FY 2021-2022) $3.27 billion $5.56 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 2021)
  Catawba County Hky-Len-Morg MSA
Less than High School 15.2 15.4
High School Graduate 28.7 31.2
Some College 20.2 21.1
Associate Degree 10.9 10.8
Bachelor's Degree 16.1 13.9
Graduate or Professional Degree 8.9 7.6
High School Graduate or Higher 84.7 84.6
Bachlor's Degree or Higher 24.9 21.5

 

Top 10 Manufacturers (as of Q1, 2022)
1 Corning Optical Comm. Cable 1000+
2 CommScope, Inc. Cable 1000+
3 GKN ePowertrain Automotive Components 500-999
4 Pierre Foods Inc. (Tyson) Frozen Foods 500-999
5 Century Furniture LLC Furniture 500-999
6 McCreary Modern Inc Furniture 500-999
7 Sutter Street Manufacturing Furniture 500-999
8 Shurtape Technologies Adhesive Tapes 500-999
8 Bassett Furniture Furniture 500-999
9 Prysmian Group Cable 500-999
10 WestRock Packaging 500-999

 

Top 25 Employers - All Industries (as of Q1, 2022)
1 Catawba County Schools  Education Services 1000+
2 Target Stores Dist. Center Trans & Warehousing 1000+
3 Catawba Valley Medical Ctr. Health Care/Social Assist. 1000+
4 Corning Optical Comm. Manufacturing 1000+
5 CommScope Manufacturing 1000+
6 Catawba County Public Administration 1000+
7 Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Retail Trade 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 Century Furniture LLC Manufacturing 500-999
14 McCreary Modern Inc Manufacturing 500-999
15 Sutter Street Manufacturing Manufacturing 500-999
16 Shurtape Technologies Manufacturing 500-999
17 Bassett Furniture Manufacturing 500-999
18 City of Hickory Public Administration 500-999
19 Apple Inc. Data Center 500-999
20 Prysmian Group Manufacturing 500-999
21 Convergys Call Center 500-999
22 WestRock Manufacturing 500-999
23 Hickory Public Schools Educational Services 500-999
24 Lee Industries Inc Manufacturing 500-999
25 Sherrill Furniture Company Manufacturing  500-999