Conover, North Carolina

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Conover is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,461 at the 2009 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Conover is located at 35°42′40″N 81°13′11″W / 35.71111°N 81.21972°W / 35.71111; -81.21972 (35.711232, -81.219608)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2009, there were 7,461 people, 3,456 households, and 2,945 families residing in the city. The population density was 645.3 people per square mile (249.2/km²). There were 2,879 housing units at an average density of 281.3/sq mi (108.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.40% White, 8.43% African American, 0.23% Native American, 3.13% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.62% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.83% of the population.

There were 2,945 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,583, and the median income for a family was $48,681. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $25,581 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,985. About 8.1% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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