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Catawba County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 398.7 square miles
Population Density 387.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 154,810
Population change 0.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.8%
Under 18 23.1%
65 and over 15.9%
Females 50.9%
White 85
Hispanic or Latino of any race 8.7
Asian 4%
Two or more races 1.7%
Black or African American 8.8%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 82%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 21%
Veterans 11,011
Households and Housing
Households 58,533
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.4%
Median household income $44,332
The per capita income $23,232
Live below the poverty line. 15.2%
housing units 67,458
Multi-unit structures 16%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $133,000
Residents owning their homes. 71.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 14,417
Women-owned firms 26.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0.5%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,683,077
Retail sales per capita $17,251
Manufacturers shipments $6,291,105
Merchant wholesaler sales $4,087,319