Burke County NC Information


Burke County Subdivisions

Burke County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 90,994
Population in Households 88,467
Population in Familes 72,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,527
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $41,564
Average Household Income $56,399
Per Capita Income $22,781


Total Housing Units 41,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,164 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,864 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,608 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $131,618
Average Home Value $172,998


Total Households 36,028
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 24,313
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% 0.19%
Households 0.08% 0.16%
Families -0.07% 0.07%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   2.97%


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, 2018 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 Density # 29 72nd
Diversity Index # 69 32nd
Median Household Income # 59 42nd
Per Capita Income # 62 39th

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