Catawba County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

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.

Catawba County
Historic Catawba County Courthouse
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°40′N 81°13′W / 35.66°N 81.21°W / 35.66; -81.21
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forCatawba tribe
Largest cityHickory
 • Total413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Land399 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Water15 sq mi (40 km2)  3.6%%
 • Total154,810
 • Density387/sq mi (149/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts5th, 10th


The county was made in 1842 from Lincoln County.


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

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Cities and townsEdit

These cities and towns are in Catawba County:

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