Catawba County

Catawba County

Last updated April 2020

103,025 Total Voters

Republican 43.09% Democrat 21.92% Libertarian 0.44% Unaffiliated 34.55%
White 81.07% Black 8.69% Other 10.24%

Catawba County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,810. Its county seat is Newton, and its largest city is Hickory. The county is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Catawba County is part of the "North Carolina Data Center Corridor" in western North Carolina. Maiden is home to the Apple iCloud data center and the largest privately owned solar farm in the United States (operated by Apple). As of 2017, the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation controls a 55-acre business park in Conover designed for data centers and office use. CommScope and Corning, manufacturers of fiber optic cabling, became the region’s largest employers in the late 1990s.

Hickory is home to Lenoir–Rhyne University, the Hickory Motor Speedway, and the minor league baseball team the Hickory Crawdads. Conover is home to the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.

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Unemployment 10.23%

Voter Registration Thousands

In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Mitchell Setzer (NC-89)
  • Andy Wells (NC-96)
  • State Senate
  • Austin Allran (NC-42)

Election Results