Icard, North Carolina

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Icard, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Location of Icard, North Carolina
Location of Icard, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°43′33″N 81°27′30″W / 35.72583°N 81.45833°W / 35.72583; -81.45833Coordinates: 35°43′33″N 81°27′30″W / 35.72583°N 81.45833°W / 35.72583; -81.45833
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Burke
 • Total 3.83 sq mi (9.93 km2)
 • Land 3.83 sq mi (9.91 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,664
 • Density 696/sq mi (268.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28666
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-33320[1]
GNIS feature ID 0987314[2]

Icard (pronounced IKE-erd) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,664 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Icard is located in eastern Burke County at 35°43′33″N 81°27′30″W / 35.72583°N 81.45833°W / 35.72583; -81.45833 (35.725807, -81.458381).[4] It is bordered to the east by the town of Hildebran.

U.S. Route 70 is the main local road through the town, leading east 8 miles (13 km) to Hickory and west 13 miles (21 km) to Morganton. Interstate 40 parallels US-70, with access to Icard from Exit 116.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km2), of which 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.25%, is water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,734 people, 1,121 households, and 784 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 696.4 people per square mile (268.6/km²). There were 1,198 housing units at an average density of 305.1 per square mile (117.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.89% White, 0.48% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 1,121 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,804, and the median income for a family was $42,853. Males had a median income of $25,060 versus $22,675 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,784. About 1.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.


The town is served by the Burke County Public Schools system. Some schools in or near the town include:

  • East Burke Middle School
  • East Burke High School
  • Hildebran Elementary School
  • Icard Elementary School


  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): Icard CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.