Burke County, North Carolina Population 2022

Burke County, North Carolina's estimated population is 90,725 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Burke County, North Carolina is the 33rd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 90,580 and has seen a growth of 0.16% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17908,1180.00%
18009,9291,81122.31%
181011,0071,07810.86%
182013,4112,40421.84%
183017,8884,47733.38%
184015,799-2,089-11.68%
18507,772-8,027-50.81%
18609,2371,46518.85%
18709,7775405.85%
188012,8093,03231.01%
189014,9392,13016.63%
190017,6992,76018.48%
191021,4083,70920.96%
192023,2971,8898.82%
193029,4106,11326.24%
194038,6159,20531.30%
195045,5186,90317.88%
196052,7017,18315.78%
197060,3647,66314.54%
198072,50412,14020.11%
199075,7443,2404.47%
201090,58014,83619.59%
201190,542-38-0.04%
201289,974-568-0.63%
201389,354-620-0.69%
201489,296-58-0.06%
201589,341450.05%
201689,4511100.12%
201790,1577060.79%
201890,4052480.28%
201990,485800.09%
202090,565800.09%
202190,645800.09%
202290,725800.09%
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Burke County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White75,76384.04%
Black or African American5,5216.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native8130.90%
Asian3,3433.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1120.12%
Some Other Race2,8903.21%
Two or More Races1,7061.89%
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Burke County, North Carolina Population by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Burke County, North Carolina Median Age

44.3


Total

42.3


Male

46.5


Female

Burke County, North Carolina Adults

There are 73,295 adults, (18,143 of whom are seniors) in Burke County, North Carolina.

Burke County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Burke County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

45,213

50.15%

Male

44,935

49.85%

Burke County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Burke County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All75.5%24.5%
Non Family67.9%32.1%
Female59%41%
Male57.9%42.1%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Burke County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,6642.4575.5
Married17,5183.0186.5
Male2,1293.5157.9
Female3,8123.259
Non Family12,2051.2367.9

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Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Burke County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5826.95%
9th to 12th Grade7,00210.62%
High School Graduate20,94431.76%
Some College13,75720.86%
Associates Degree8,62213.07%
Bachelors Degree7,07610.73%
Graduate Degree3,9616.01%
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Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races649567180
White56,33347,50810,489
Hispanic2,7051,392191
Asian2,1481,646110
Black3,8673,18371
Other Race1,29451111
Islander10388
Native American485185

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 87.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 27.73%.

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,521$34,988$26,536
Less Than 9th Grade$23,125$26,071$18,015
High School Graduate$29,709$34,759$23,365
Some College$30,588$35,843$25,465
Bachelors Degree$44,318$53,445$40,625
Graduate Degree$56,617$65,899$51,045

$31,521

Average Earnings

$34,988

Average Male

$26,536

Average Female

Burke County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burke County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Burke County, North Carolina Language

90.09% of Burke County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.80% of the population.

Burke County, North Carolina Language

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1095651.38%
Multiple1,67860636.11%
Hispanic5,4311,83233.73%
Native81324229.77%
Black4,65897921.02%
White71,92711,94016.60%
Asian3,33748914.65%
Other1,472NaN%

18.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burke County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burke County, North Carolina is Islander, with 51.38% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.74%.

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.81%
High School14.41%
Some College11.90%
Bachelors or Greater5.70%

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.95%
Male Unemployed46.85%
Female Employed8.52%
Female Unemployed43.35%

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

Burke County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,915$60,794
Families$56,197$72,495
Married Families$64,658$81,691
Non Families$26,421$36,223
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Income by Household Type

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

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5,467

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War402
First Gulf War803
Vietnam2,572
Korea595
World War II144

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34185
35 to 54935
55 to 64933
65 to 741,840
75+1,574

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,9747.90%
Black2916.14%
Native American61.04%
Asian883.67%
Islander5654.37%
Other Race30.20%
2+ Races495.51%
Hispanic1023.04%

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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56%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.87%

Born in Burke County, North Carolina

94.93%

Native Born

5.07%

Foreign Born

2.66%

Non Citizen

2.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.93% of Burke County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 72.87% having been born in North Carolina. 2.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Burke County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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