Burke County, North Carolina Population 2024

88,375

Burke County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 88,375 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 33rd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 90,567 and has seen a growth of -2.42% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202989,6102470.28%
202889,3632470.28%
202789,1162470.28%
202688,8692470.28%
202588,6222470.28%
202488,3752470.28%
202388,1282470.28%
202287,8812470.28%
202187,634570.07%
202087,577-2,847-3.15%
201990,4241150.13%
201890,3091660.18%
201790,1436990.78%
201689,4441070.12%
201589,337450.05%
201489,292-56-0.06%
201389,348-617-0.69%
201289,965-568-0.63%
201190,533-34-0.04%
201090,567
199075,7443,2404.47%
198072,50412,14020.11%
197060,3647,66314.54%
196052,7017,18315.78%
195045,5186,90317.88%
194038,6159,20531.3%
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%
17908,118-81,492-90.94%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.28% (247)
County Website
Burke County
County Seat
2010 Population
90,567
Area
507 mi²
Density
174 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.42% (-2,192)
Founded
1777

Burke County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White72,96783.11%
Black or African American5,1815.9%
Asian2,9963.41%
Other race2,9393.35%
Two or more races2,8523.25%
Native American8060.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander580.07%
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White

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burke County, North Carolina Population by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Burke County, North Carolina Median Age

45.1

Total

43.2

Male

47.1

Female

Burke County, North Carolina Adults

There are 71,783 adults, (18,438 of whom are seniors) in Burke County, North Carolina.

Burke County, North Carolina Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30

Child Dependency Ratio

Burke County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female43,77749.86%
Male44,02250.14%

Burke County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All35,1952.4176.123.9
Married17,7512.9587.312.7
Non Family11,2501.1968.431.6
Female4,2883.2660.139.9
Male1,9062.7853.646.4
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burke County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 24.45%.

Burke County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,195

Average Earnings

$42,913

Average Male

$32,468

Average Female

Burke County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burke County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Burke County, North Carolina Language

90.42% of Burke County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.67% 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
White69,6789,92114.24%
Hispanic5,6651,86832.97%
Other2,9211,35246.29%
Black4,3001,28829.95%
Multiple2,78872225.9%
Asian2,95346515.75%
Native80329136.24%
Islander483572.92%
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16.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.29%

Male Poverty Rate

17.6%

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 72.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burke County, North Carolina is White, with 14.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.47%.

Burke County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.06%
High School12.09%
Some College11.49%
Bachelors or Greater6.21%
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Burke County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed49.48%
Female Unemployed34.41%
Female Employed7.79%
Male Employed6.14%
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Burke County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burke County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Burke County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burke County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,966

Number of Veterans

4,570

Male Veterans

396

Female Veterans

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Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Burke County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.52%

Born in Burke County, North Carolina

95.1%

Native Born

4.9%

Foreign Born

2.35%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.1% of Burke County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 70.52% having been born in North Carolina. 2.35% 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

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