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Catawba County, North Carolina

PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658
Phone: (828) 465-8201
Fax: (828) 465-8392
www.co.catawba.nc.us

In west-central NC, northwest of Charlotte; organized Dec 12, 1842 from Lincoln County. Name Origin: For the Catawba Indians of Siouan linguistic stock who lived in the area and were recognized as the most powerful tribe; origin of name unknown

Area (sq mi):: 413.51 (land 399.97; water 13.54) Population per square mile: 379.10
Population 2005: 151,641 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 7.00%; 1990-2000 19.70% Population 2000: 141,685 (White 82.10%; Black or African American 8.40%; Hispanic or Latino 5.60%; Asian 2.90%; Other 3.80%). Foreign born: 6.50%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $20,358; median household $40,536; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,478-$26,483
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hickory (40,112)
  • Newton County seat (12,881)

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