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The City of Morganton had a population of 16,890 as of July 1, 2017. Morganton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Morganton is located at latitude 35.7408 and longitude -81.7003 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Morganton (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Morganton (GNIS ID: 2404304) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Morganton is located within Township of Morganton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Burke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Morganton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Morganton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 16,890
Daytime Population: Workers 21,038
Daytime Population: Residents 9,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.81
Population in Households 16,127
Population in Familes 12,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 763
Population Density2 882
Diversity Index3 68
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,489
Average Household Income $52,896
Per Capita Income $22,152

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,473 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,236 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,098 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $138,617
Average Home Value $195,976
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,709
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 4,021
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% -0.02%
Households 0.14% -0.06%
Families -0.14% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Morganton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morganton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 54 93rd
Population Density # 269 64th
Diversity Index # 86 88th
Median Household Income # 587 21st
Per Capita Income # 391 47th

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