Morganton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 16,777, it is the 60th largest city in North Carolina and the 2129th largest city in the United States. Morganton is currently growing at a rate of 0.67% annually but its population has decreased by -0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,918 in 2010. Morganton reached it's highest population of 17,310 in 2000. Spanning over 19 miles, Morganton has a population density of 872 people per square mile.
The average household income in Morganton is $59,290 with a poverty rate of 19.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $147,100. The median age in Morganton is 42.6 years, 41.3 years for males, and 44.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males.