Catawba County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 35°39′43″N 81°12′54″W / 35.661883°N 81.214906°W / 35.661883; -81.214906
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Catawba County
Old Catawba County Courthouse
Old Catawba County Courthouse
"Making. Living. Better."
Map of North Carolina highlighting Catawba County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°39′43″N 81°12′54″W / 35.661883°N 81.214906°W / 35.661883; -81.214906
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forCatawba Tribe
Largest communityHickory
 • Total416.02 sq mi (1,077.5 km2)
 • Land401.37 sq mi (1,039.5 km2)
 • Water14.65 sq mi (37.9 km2)  3.52%
 • Total160,610
 • Density400.15/sq mi (154.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th

Catawba County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 160,610 people lived there.[1] 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:

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Catawba County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

Other websites[change | change source]