Catawba County, North Carolina

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Catawba County, North Carolina
Historic Catawba County Courthouse - Newton, NC.jpg
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1842
Named forCatawba tribe
SeatNewton
Largest cityHickory
Area
 • Total413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land399 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (39 km2), 3.6%
Population
 • (2010)154,810
 • Density387/sq mi (149/km2)
Congressional districts5th, 10th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.catawbacountync.gov

Catawba County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 141,685 people lived there. Its county seat is Newton.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1842 from Lincoln County.

Government[change | change source]

Catawba County is part of the local Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

Connected Counties[change | change source]

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Catawba County:

Other websites[change | change source]