Burke County, North Carolina Population 2020

Burke County, North Carolina's estimated population is 90,892 with a growth rate of 0.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Burke County, North Carolina is the 31st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202090,8922550.28%
201990,6372550.28%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White75,94884.66%
Black or African American5,7946.46%
Asian3,2563.63%
Some Other Race2,5262.82%
Two or More Races1,5391.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native5100.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1390.15%

Burke County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Burke County, North Carolina Median Age

43.6


Total

41.5


Male

45.7


Female

Burke County, North Carolina Adults

There are 72,310 adults, (17,196 of whom are seniors) in Burke County, North Carolina.

Burke County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Burke County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

44,914

50.06%

Male

44,798

49.94%

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%
All72.3%27.7%
Male63.9%36.1%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Female53.8%46.2%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,6722.572.3
Married17,1993.0184
Non Family11,3731.2162.8
Female4,1943.4653.8
Male1,9063.5363.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Burke County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6607.25%
9th to 12th Grade7,59811.82%
High School Graduate19,60230.50%
Some College14,38622.38%
Associates Degree7,36511.46%
Bachelors Degree6,92110.77%
Graduate Degree3,7425.82%

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,39545,65010,032
Black3,7613,167216
Hispanic2,5601,334187
Asian1,8291,286150
Other Race1,22655866
Multiple Races39534157
Native American247105
Islander11790

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 86.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,817$32,977$26,191
Less Than High School$22,355$25,819$20,269
High School Grad$27,584$30,665$22,537
Some College$29,412$33,988$24,966
Bachelors Degree$42,118$51,705$40,561
Graduate Degree$56,808$64,792$52,188

$29,817

Average Earnings

$32,977

Average Male

$26,191

Average Female

Burke County, North Carolina Language

Burke County, North Carolina Language by Age

Burke County, North Carolina Language

91.98% of Burke County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.72% of the population.

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,79612,32617.17%
Hispanic5,1671,61531.26%
Black4,7881,09922.95%
Other2,5181,09743.57%
Multiple1,49041427.79%
Asian3,2291946.01%
Native5098316.31%

18.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.44%

Male Poverty Rate

18.68%

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 43.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burke County, North Carolina is Asian, with 6.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.97%
High School15.11%
Some College13.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.11%
Male Unemployed44.46%
Female Employed8.62%
Male Employed6.83%

Burke County, North Carolina Income

Burke County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,516$58,290
Families$53,444$68,465
Married Families$62,318$79,238
Non Families$24,156$34,575

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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

6,206

Number of Veterans

5,887

Male Veterans

319

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,845
First Gulf War872
Korea572
Second Gulf War446
World War II158
Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,040
75+1,592
55 to 641,295
35 to 541,040
18 to 34239
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,6629.04%
Black3627.43%
Hispanic1183.59%
Asian863.74%
2 or More569.00%
Other241.71%
Indian164.56%

$Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.17%

Born in North Carolina

95.60%

Native Born

4.40%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.60% of Burke County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.17% having been born in North Carolina. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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