Burke County NC Information


Burke County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 89,714
Daytime Population: Workers 34,829
Daytime Population: Residents 49,224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 84,053
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 87,164
Population in Familes 71,217
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,550
Population Density2 177
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $38,472
Average Household Income $53,443
Per Capita Income $21,634


Total Housing Units 41,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,622 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,922 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,955 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $124,432
Average Home Value $166,808


Total Households 35,544
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 23,978
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.15%
Households -0.1% -0.18%
Families -0.27% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.74%


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, 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 # 32 69th
Population Density # 30 71st
Diversity Index # 69 32nd
Median Household Income # 66 35th
Per Capita Income # 64 37th

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