Hildebran, North Carolina

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Hildebran, North Carolina
Motto: "We brag a little... it's our town"
Location of Hildebran, North Carolina
Location of Hildebran, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°43′6″N 81°25′8″W / 35.71833°N 81.41889°W / 35.71833; -81.41889Coordinates: 35°43′6″N 81°25′8″W / 35.71833°N 81.41889°W / 35.71833; -81.41889
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Burke
 • Total 2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,188 ft (362 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,023
 • Density 704/sq mi (271.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28637
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-31500[1]
GNIS feature ID 0986786[2]
Website hildebrannc.com

Hildebran is a town in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,023 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The name Hildebran was derived from the birth name of Pope Gregory VII.[4]


Hildebran is located in eastern Burke County at 35°43′6″N 81°25′8″W / 35.71833°N 81.41889°W / 35.71833; -81.41889 (35.718432, -81.418780).[5] Its southeastern border is also the border with Catawba County. The town of Long View borders Hildebran to the east, and the census-designated place of Icard borders Hildebran to the west. Interstate 40 follows the town's southern border, with access from exits 118 and 119. U.S. Route 70 passes through the center of the town, leading east 5 miles (8 km) to Hickory and west 16 miles (26 km) to Morganton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.4 km2), all of it land.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,472 people, 597 households, and 416 families residing in the town. The population density was 657.4 people per square mile (253.7/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 279.6 per square mile (107.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.73% White, 1.15% African American, 0.54% Native American, 4.42% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 597 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,028, and the median income for a family was $43,542. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $22,765 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,835. About 6.0% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

In film[edit]

The Henry River Mill Village just south of Hildebran was used to film the District 12 scenes from the movie The Hunger Games.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hildebran town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 156. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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