Hickory, NC, is the hub of a metropolitan area of 350,000 people in Western North Carolina. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory, a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River, home. The town prides itself on innovation, communication and customer service. Hickory has an airport and its public library system is award-winning. Hickory's other services include: Building inspections, Police department, Fire department, Park and Recreation department Come and see what everyone is talking about. Visit our website or come to town to see what this thriving community has to offer you.