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Overview

Introduction to Conover, North Carolina

Conover, North Carolina, in Catawba County, is 30 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina and 39 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is part of the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metropolitan area.

Conover History

The present-day territory of Conover was settled in 1871 after Francis Smyre purchased a portion of land on which to build a home. Initially, the region was known as Wye Town. The community's name was initially changed to Canova, which eventually became Conover. Conover was officially chartered in 1876, and incorporated as a city in 1877. Development in the region began in the 1880s. The first postmaster of Conover was Noah Townsend.

Conover and nearby Attractions

  • Hickory Museum of Art
  • Lake Norman State Park
  • Firefighters Museum of Catawba County
  • Historic Rosedale Plantation
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park

Things To Do In Conover

Kings Mountain National Military Park is a historic site near Conover. Lake Norman State Park offers boating, swimming, camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking opportunities. Historic Rosedale Plantation, Historic Rural Hill Farm, the Hickory Museum of Art, the Lincoln County Museum of History and the Catawba Science Center are some of the museums and historical sites in the area. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Catawba Springs Golf Course. Mast General Store, which has been in operation since 1883, is also a popular local attraction.

Conover Transportation

Air transportation is available from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Conover Higher Education

Catawba Valley Community College, Gaston College and Central Piedmont Community College are all accessible from Conover.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,288
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+3,586
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,792
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,137
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,319

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,375
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$708
Median House Value$146,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
German12.8%
English6.3%
Irish4.6%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Italian2%
Dutch1.6%
Greek1.3%
Polish0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Conover Almanac

CategoryValue
County Catawba County
Standard Zip Codes28613
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.7
Approximate Longitude-81.21

Conover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHICKORY RGNL AP
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationLENOIR
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches
StationMORGANTON
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Catawba525$41,765
Claremont1,584$75,179
Hickory40,157$59,257
Long View5,013$44,625
Maiden3,388$54,088
Newton12,991$44,381

Conover Public Schools

Conover Special Education
108 7th Street Place Sw
ZIP: 28613
(828) 464-9532
Other
Total Enrollment 125
Lyle Creek Elementary
1845 Edgewater Drive Nw
ZIP: 28613
(919) 807-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Newton-conover Middle
873 Northern Dr Nw
ZIP: 28613
(828) 464-4221
Middle
Total Enrollment 681
Saint Stephens Elementary
684 30th Street Ne
ZIP: 28613
(828) 256-2570
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Shuford Elementary
810 Hunsucker Drive
ZIP: 28613
(828) 464-1973
Primary
Total Enrollment 540

Conover Private Schools

Christian Family Academy
4639 County Home Rd
ZIP: 28613
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
St Johns Lutheran School
2126 St Johns Church Rd Ne
ZIP: 28613
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Tri-city Christian School
1409 Nc Highway 16 N
ZIP: 28613
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 180
Concordia Christian Day School
215 5th Ave Se
ZIP: 28658
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
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