Burke County NC Information

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Burke County Subdivisions

Burke County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 90,992
Population in Households 87,744
Population in Familes 71,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,248
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 38
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,024
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 24,393
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 41,656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,223 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,801 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,632 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $126,329
Average Home Value $154,504
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,843
Average Household Income $48,099
Per Capita Income $19,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.03%
Households 0.12% 0.06%
Families -0.04% -0.03%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Burke County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burke County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 69th
Population Density1 # 29 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 68 33rd
Median Household Income # 68 33rd
Per Capita Income # 77 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.

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