Burke County, North Carolina Population 2019

Burke County, North Carolina's estimated population is 90,127 with a growth rate of 0.77% 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
201890,3822550.28%
201790,1276890.77%
201689,4381140.13%
201589,324350.04%
201489,289-56-0.06%
201389,345-614-0.68%
201289,959-568-0.63%
201190,527-48-0.05%
201090,57514,83119.58%
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
White75,261
Black or African American5,301
Asian3,242
Some Other Race3,126
Two or More Races1,379
American Indian and Alaska Native476
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander113

Burke County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Burke County, North Carolina Median Age

43.6


Total

41.9


Male

45.3


Female

Burke County, North Carolina Adults

There are 71,350 adults, (16,676 of whom are seniors) in Burke County, North Carolina.

Burke County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Burke County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

44,990

50.61%

Male

43,908

49.39%

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
Married84%16%
All71.5%28.5%
Male63.2%36.8%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female56.7%43.3%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,5682.4971.5
Married16,5612.9784
Non Family11,5101.260.8
Female4,4243.4456.7
Male2,0733.7763.2

3.03

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Burke County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,8747.66%
9th to 12th Grade7,55111.86%
High School Graduate19,25030.24%
Some College14,15122.23%
Associates Degree7,22711.35%
Bachelors Degree6,87310.80%
Graduate Degree3,7365.87%

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,04045,2469,958
Black3,5242,966203
Hispanic2,6341,353186
Asian1,7671,167190
Other Race1,45951164
Multiple Races35326143
Native American2161095
Islander9778

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 84.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 18.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,635$30,761$26,014
Less Than High School$21,030$22,050$19,028
High School Grad$26,579$29,607$23,158
Some College$28,284$31,351$25,260
Bachelors Degree$40,515$46,453$38,370
Graduate Degree$51,803$53,538$49,850

$28,635

Average Earnings

$30,761

Average Male

$26,014

Average Female

Burke County, North Carolina Language

Burke County, North Carolina Language by Age

Burke County, North Carolina Language

92.03% of Burke County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.49% of the population.

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,75712,68417.68%
Hispanic4,9751,97339.66%
Other2,9791,60453.84%
Black4,3161,16727.04%
Multiple1,35157942.86%
Asian3,2091855.77%
Native4758618.11%

19.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.09%

Male Poverty Rate

20.51%

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 53.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burke County, North Carolina is Asian, with 5.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.69%
Some College14.28%
High School14.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.14%
Male Unemployed37.17%
Female Employed9.25%
Male Employed7.26%

Burke County, North Carolina Income

Burke County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,854$53,644
Families$50,962$63,212
Married Families$59,915$73,647
Non Families$21,901$31,837

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans

6,189

Number of Veterans

5,857

Male Veterans

332

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,828
First Gulf War709
Korea659
Second Gulf War445
World War II206

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,5768.99%
Black45810.26%
Hispanic1635.08%
Asian924.09%
2 or More265.13%
Indian205.99%
Other171.05%

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Employment Status

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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