Burke County NC Information


Burke County Subdivisions

Burke County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 91,420
Population in Households 88,152
Population in Familes 72,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,268
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 36,178
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 24,504
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,482 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,696 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,485 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $126,740
Average Home Value $153,444


Median Household Income $38,330
Average Household Income $49,834
Per Capita Income $19,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% -0.01%
Households 0.24% 0.02%
Families 0.06% -0.09%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 30 71st
Diversity Index2 # 72 29th
Median Household Income # 57 44th
Per Capita Income # 67 34th

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