Find Therapists and Counselors in Hickory, NC

Find a Therapist in Hickory, NC

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About Hickory

Hickory is a city located mainly in Catawba County, North Carolina. Sections of the city also lie in Caldwell and Burke Counties. The city spans a land area of approximately 30 square miles. Hickory was ranked second on Niche's 2018 list of best places to live in Catawba County. 

An estimated 40,600 people live in Hickory. The city has roughly 2,500 veterans. Of residents age 25 and older, 85% have a high school degree, and 32% have a bachelor’s degree.

The population of Hickory is 68% white, 14% Hispanic, 12% black, and 4% Asian. Ten percent of city residents were born outside of the United States, and 16% speak a language other than English at home. There are 4,000 Spanish speakers and 350 Hmong speakers in Hickory. 

The median household income in Hickory is $41,500. The homeownership rate is 53%, and the median property value is $157,500. Nearly 19% of people in Hickory live beneath the poverty line.

Mental Health in Hickory

Access to mental health care is a challenge for some residents of Catawba County. In Hickory, for instance, over 17% of residents do not have health insurance. Many individuals with mental health issues either end up in jail or in a hospital. Law enforcement officials across the county have been engaging in Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to better identify and assist individuals with mental health conditions. All officers in the Hickory Police Department have been encouraged to participate in this voluntary training program.

Suicide is a major mental health issue in Catawba County. It is the eighth leading cause of death in the county and the second leading cause of death among residents age 20-39. Youths, veterans, and the elderly are the groups most at risk for suicide in Catawba County. 

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