Burke County Population 2017

Burke County's estimated population is 88,851 with a growth rate of 0.17% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Burke County is the 32nd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201688,8511470.17%
201588,704150.02%
201488,689-576-0.65%
201389,265-636-0.71%
201289,901-708-0.78%
201190,609140.02%
201090,59514,85119.61%
199075,7443,2404.47%
198072,50412,14020.11%
197060,3647,66314.54%
196052,7017,18315.78%
195045,5186,90317.88%
194038,6159,20531.30%
193029,4106,11326.24%
192023,2971,8898.82%
191021,4083,70920.96%
190017,6992,76018.48%
189014,9392,13016.63%
188012,8093,03231.01%
18709,7775405.85%
18609,2371,46518.85%
18507,772-8,027-50.81%
184015,799-2,089-11.68%
183017,8884,47733.38%
182013,4112,40421.84%
181011,0071,07810.86%
18009,9291,81122.31%
17908,1180.00%

Burke County Population Growth

Population Data via

Burke County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White76,96786.62%
Black or African American5,5466.24%
Asian3,3063.72%
Two or More Races1,4961.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native7760.87%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6130.69%

Burke County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Burke County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Morganton1691816665-253-1.50%
Valdese44894477-12-0.27%
Hildebran20192006-13-0.64%
Drexel18781872-6-0.32%
Glen Alpine15171500-17-1.12%
Rutherford College13361323-13-0.97%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990