Maiden, NC

Maiden, situated in Catawba and Lincoln Counties, is a town made up of 5.6 square miles.

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Maiden was incorporated in 1883.  

The town's nickname is "The Biggest Little Football Town in the World".  


The median resident age in Maiden is 32 years. The median estimated household income is about $44,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Maiden is about $114,000 (2015) which is $46,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Maiden is 77% White, 12% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 10% other.

77% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 15% are divorced, 3% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.

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Catawba County

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.

Lincoln County

In 1779, Lincoln County was formed from a part of Tyron County. The county, named after Benjamin Lincoln, is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lincoln County has a population of 78,000 and its largest city Lincolnton, with a population of 11,000, is the county seat.

Lincoln County borders Iredell, Catawba, Mecklenburg, Cleveland, Burke, and Gaston counties.

Lincoln County is made up of 307 square miles. 298 of which is land with the remaining 9 as water.


The population of Maiden, NC is about 3,300. The population has been steadily increasing since the late 1800s.


The elevation of Maiden, NC is 899 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Maiden, NC is 28650.

Area Code

The area code for Maiden, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Maiden and Catawba and Lincoln Counties have voted mostly Republican, with 64% 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 unafiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 4%.


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

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Hickory Record, Lincoln Herald, and Lincoln Times-News are the primary newspapers that cover the Catawba and Lincoln Counties area.


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