Catawba, NC Demographics


Population (year 2000): 698. Estimated population in July 2005: 739 (+5.9% change)
Males: 318 (45.6%), Females: 380 (54.4%)

Catawba County

Zip code: 28609

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $42,031 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,600 (year 2000)

Races in Catawba:

  • White Non-Hispanic (62.0%)
  • Black (30.4%)
  • Hispanic (5.6%)
  • Other race (2.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.2%), United States (14.9%), Irish (4.6%), English (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Dutch (2.4%).

Elevation: 872 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Catawba

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Catawba town

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

5.7% Foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+19.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Catawba:

  • IREDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 13 miles; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • DAVIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • LAKE NORMAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; MOORESVILLE, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Catawba:

  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 22 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 37 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 67 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Catawba:

  • STATESVILLE MUNI (about 10 miles; STATESVILLE, NC; ID: SVH)
  • LANEYS (about 11 miles; MAIDEN, NC; ID: N92)
  • LAKE NORMAN AIRPARK (about 15 miles; MOORESVILLE, NC; ID: 14A)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Catawba:

  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 27 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 37 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; SALISBURY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)

Schools

Public high school in Catawba:

  • BANDYS HIGH (Students: 981; Location: 5040 E BANDYS ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Catawba:

  • CATAWBA INTERMEDIATE (Students: 344; Location: 403 6TH AVENUE SW; Grades: 06 – 06)