Hickory (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 35°44′16″N 81°19′42″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Catawba, Burke, Caldwell
Incorporated 1870
Elevation 1,188 ft (362 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 28601-28603
Area code 828
FIPS code 37-31060
GNIS feature ID 0986686
Website www.hickorync.gov
Government (Type) Council–manager
Government (Mayor) Hank Guess
Government (City manager) Warren Wood
Government (City) 29.93 sq mi (77.52 km2)
Government (Land) 29.83 sq mi (77.27 km2)
Government (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Area (City) 29.93 sq mi (77.52 km2)
Area (Land) 29.83 sq mi (77.27 km2)
Area (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 43,490
Population (2020) (Density) 1,500/sq mi (560/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 187,808
Population (2020) (Metro) 365,276

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Hickory is a city located primarily in Catawba County, with formal boundaries extending into Burke and Caldwell counties. The city lies in the U.S. state of North Carolina. At the time of the 2020 census, Hickory's population was 43,490. Hickory is the principal city of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area, in which the metro population at the 2020 census was 365,276. Hickory is located approximately 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. The origins of Hickory's name stems from a tavern made of logs beneath a hickory tree during the 1850s. The spot was known as "Hickory Tavern." In 1870, Hickory Tavern was established as a town. Three years later in 1873, the name was changed to the Town of Hickory, and in 1889 to the City of Hickory.

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