Hickory employment information

IndexHickoryNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$26,190$25,608$28,555
Median household income$42,393$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$60,438$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,920$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$29,502$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$23,404$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate4.9%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level18.3%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Hickory is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Hickory is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Hickory is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Hickory is 17% higher than the national average.

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Hickory median earnings by income bracket

Hickory employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.6%
Manufacturing sector26.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.4%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services16.7%18.4%
Public administration2.6%2.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%1.3%
Education, health & social services11.2%31.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cedar Rock, NC299$112,656111%
Northlakes, NC1,423$81,08052%
Hudson, NC3,744$55,4174%
Catawba, NC706$53,6330%
Claremont, NC1,546$52,8871%
Hickory, NC40,108$42,39321%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Prescott, AZ40,130$45,19016%
Carol Stream, IL40,136$74,02638%
Holyoke, MA40,079$35,55034%
San Gabriel, CA40,173$56,2385%
Coppell, TX40,021$111,325108%
Hickory, NC40,108$42,39321%
Source: The Hickory, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.