Conover, NC

Conover, situated in Catawba County, is a small town made up of 10.9 square miles.

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The town is home to the George Huffman farm and numerous NASCAR drivers. 

Demographics

The median resident age in Conover is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $38,000 making it about $10,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Conover is about $136,000 (2015) which is $24,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Conover is 73% White, 9% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 16% other. 87% of the population are high school graduates, with 22% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

48% are married, 17%% are divorced, 2% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Catawba County

Conover belongs to Catawba County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after the Catawba tribe, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Catawba County has a population of 155,000 and the city Newton, with a population of 13,000, is the county seat.

In 1842, the county was formed from part of Lincoln County. The first settlers were German Lutheran farmers that arrived in the 1700's.

Catawba County borders Alexander, Iredell, Lincoln, Burke, Caldwell, and Mecklenburg counties.

Catawba County is made up of 413 square miles. 399 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.

Population

The population of Conover, NC is about 8,000. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.

Elevation

The elevation of Conover, NC is 1,060 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Conover, NC is 28613.

Area Code

The area code for Conover, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Conover and Catawba County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 39% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Conover is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Observer News Enterprise and WBTV are the primary newspapers that cover the Catawba County area.