Burke County, North Carolina Population 2018

Burke County, North Carolina's estimated population is 89,293 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Burke County, North Carolina is the 32nd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201789,2932110.24%
201689,0822800.32%
201688,8021580.18%
201588,644340.04%
201488,610-531-0.60%
201389,141-614-0.68%
201289,755-735-0.81%
201190,490-87-0.10%
201090,57714,83319.58%
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, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White75,155
Black or African American5,483
Some Other Race3,360
Asian3,242
Two or More Races1,360
American Indian and Alaska Native459
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander23

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Burke County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Burke County, North Carolina Median Age

43.3


Total

41.4


Male

45.1


Female

Burke County, North Carolina Adults

There are 71,177 adults, (16,213 of which are seniors) in Burke County, North Carolina.

Burke County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Burke County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

44,993

50.51%

Male

44,089

49.49%

Burke County, North Carolina Households and Families

Burke County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Burke County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All70.3%29.7%
Male63.8%36.2%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female54.3%45.7%

70.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Burke County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,1992.5270.3
Married16,2503.0383.3
Non Family11,5941.259.4
Female4,4493.4554.3
Male1,9063.9563.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Burke County, North Carolina Households

Burke County, North Carolina Education

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,2108.25%
9th to 12th Grade7,67812.15%
High School Graduate18,97830.03%
Some College13,64521.59%
Associates Degree7,02011.11%
Bachelors Degree7,01811.11%
Graduate Degree3,6405.76%

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White54,70944,70910,008
Black3,5882,983229
Hispanic2,4371,115175
Asian1,7451,087191
Other Race1,53251660
Multiple Races36623814
Native American20912019
Islander11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 83.14%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 18.29%.

Burke County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,172$30,202$26,230
Less Than High School$19,610$22,364$17,174
High School Grad$26,293$27,827$23,628
Some College$28,235$31,093$25,496
Bachelors Degree$40,435$46,316$37,235
Graduate Degree$52,605$55,203$51,798

$28,172

Average Earnings

$30,202

Average Male

$26,230

Average Female

Burke County, North Carolina Language

Burke County, North Carolina Language by Age

Burke County, North Carolina Language

91.71% of Burke County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.29% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.74% of the population.

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,78312,50617.42%
Hispanic4,8132,45350.97%
Other3,1111,76456.70%
Black4,5831,26927.69%
Multiple1,33856842.45%
Asian3,2002618.16%
Native4589721.18%

19.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.59%

Male Poverty Rate

21.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burke County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burke County, North Carolina is Other, with 56.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burke County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.72%.

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.87%
High School14.39%
Some College13.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.80%

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.92%
Male Unemployed34.53%
Female Employed8.66%
Male Employed8.20%

Burke County, North Carolina Income

Burke County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,759$51,240
Families$49,962$60,740
Married Families$59,283$70,735
Non Families$21,527$30,412

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Burke County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by War

6,109

Number of Veterans

5,863

Male Veterans

246

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,754
First Gulf War719
Korea620
Second Gulf War393
World War II269

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,852
75+1,413
55 to 641,395
35 to 541,124
18 to 34325

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,5168.96%
Black45810.26%
Hispanic1424.50%
Asian632.82%
Other311.64%
Indian215.98%
2 or More203.37%

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Employment Status

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Age

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Burke County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hickory 40061405675061.26%
Morganton1691816665-253-1.50%
Long View 48654894290.60%
Valdese44894477-12-0.27%
Hildebran20192006-13-0.64%
Drexel18781872-6-0.32%
Connelly Springs16661634-32-1.92%
Glen Alpine15171500-17-1.12%
Rutherford College13361323-13-0.97%
Rhodhiss 10661048-18-1.69%
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