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Catawba County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
PO Box 790
Newton, NC 28658 http://www.catawbacountync.gov/state/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-695-6100
F: 828-695-6101
Couriers: 100 Government Dr, Dept A
Newton, NC 28658
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $10,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html. Civil cases between $10,000 and $25,000 can be heard by either the Superior or District Court.
District Court
111 Main Ave
Hickory, NC 28601 http://www.catawbacountync.gov/state/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-695-6115
Jurisdiction: Family
District Court - Hickory Magistrate Office - Open Cases Only
347 2nd Ave SW
Hickory, NC 28602 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Catawb
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 828-327-9093
F: 828-695-6101
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Magistrate records are not kept here or searchable at this location. Requester must contact the District Court Civil Division. All records are maintained by the Clerk of Court at that location. Call 828-695-6100.
District Court - Newton Magistrate Court - Open Cases Only
100 Southwest Blvd # B
Newton, NC 28658 http://www.nccourts.org/County/Catawb
Hours: 7AM-6PM EST
P: 828-695-6119
F: 828-695-6120
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Magistrate records are not kept here or searchable at this location. Requester must contact the District Court Civil Division. All records are maintained by the Clerk of Court at that location. Call 828-695-6100.
District Court
PO Box 790
Newton, NC 28658 http://www.catawbacountync.gov/state/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 828-695-6100
F: 828-695-6101
Couriers: 100 Government Dr, Dept A
Newton, NC 28658
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Search civil and criminal court calendars at http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.html. Civil cases between $10,000 and $25,000 can be heard by either the Superior or District Court.

Catawba County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Catawba County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Catawba County
Register of Deeds
100 Government Dr, Dept C
Newton, NC 28658 https://www.catawbacountync.gov/count
7:30AM-5:30PM; 8AM-5PM (recording) EST
Phone: 828-465-1573
Fax: 828-465-1911
Recorded Documents

Catawba County Vital Certificates

Catawba County Vital Certificates

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Catawba County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 399.97 sq mi
Population (2009): 159,125
  • Females: 50.7%
  • White: 87.1%
  • Black/African American: 8.5%
  • Asian: 3.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 9.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 78.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 17,443
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 74.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 17%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.51
Housing Units (2000): 59,919
Homeownership Rate (2000): 72.5%
Migration Flow to Catawba County, NC from (2007-2008):

Catawba County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $4,130,764
  • Construction: $171,574
  • Retail Trade: $320,149
  • Professional and Technical Services: $111,728
  • Healthcare: $414,000
  • Banking: $117,843
  • Retail Trade: $320,149
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $106,093
  • Manufacturing: $1,370,150
  • Farms: $15,406
  • Government: $483,927
Employed (2000): 75,192
Unemployed (2000): 2,541
Unemployment Rate (2009): 14.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,051
Local Government Employment (2007): 8,128
Local Government Revenue (2007): $585,567 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $224,675 (thou. dol.)

Catawba County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,097
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.5
Deaths (2007): 1,408
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 17
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.1

Catawba County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 557
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 12
  • Forcible rape: 34
  • Robbery: 172
  • Aggravated Assault: 339
Property Crimes (2008): 6,151
  • Burglary: 1,498
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,234
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 419

Catawba County Genealogy Records

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