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|People QuickFacts||Hickory||North Carolina|
|Population, 2013 estimate||40,361||9,848,060|
|Population, 2012 estimate||40,210||9,748,364|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||40,065||9,535,471|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||0.7%||3.3%|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012||0.4%||2.2%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||6.8%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||23.6%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||14.3%||12.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||52.3%||51.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||74.9%||68.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||14.3%||21.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.3%||1.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||3.2%||2.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||2.2%||2.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||11.4%||8.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||69.4%||65.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||82.5%||84.4%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||9.7%||7.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||13.2%||10.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||83.6%||84.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||30.7%||26.8%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||18.4||23.5|
|Housing units, 2010||18,719||4,327,528|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||53.7%||67.1%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||39.4%||17.1%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$152,500||$153,600|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.38||2.51|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$26,613||$25,285|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$38,750||$46,450|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||20.0%||16.8%|
|Business QuickFacts||Hickory||North Carolina|
|Total number of firms, 2007||5,422||798,791|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||10.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.0%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.3%||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||27.1%||28.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||1,770,436||205,867,299|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,975,048||88,795,885|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,807,227||114,578,173|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$44,327||$12,641|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||196,579||16,126,939|
|Geography QuickFacts||Hickory||North Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||29.71||48,617.91|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1,346.8||196.1|