|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Morganton is 17,518. Morganton, North Carolina is the 2,087th largest city in the US.
Morganton is located entirely in Burke County.
The current population of Morganton (17,518) is it's peak population.
Morganton has grown 0.5% since the 2000. Morganton, North Carolina's growth is below average. 68% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Morganton has a population density of 883.3 people per square mile.
|2081||Siloam Springs, Arkansas||17,575||59.4%|
|2082||Richmond Hill, Georgia||17,556||152.7%|
|2084||South Ogden, Utah||17,541||22.3%|
|2087||Morganton, North Carolina||17,518||0.5%|
|2092||Holly Springs, Georgia||17,473||385.2%|
|2093||West Columbia, South Carolina||17,466||30.6%|
The total voting age population of Morganton, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 11,191. The voting age population is 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.9% of the residents of Morganton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Morganton are 73.0% White, 12.5% Other, 8.2% Black, 3.0% American Indian, 1.6% Two or more races, 1.4% Asian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 20.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Morganton, 24.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 41.8%. On a per-household basis, 16.5% of families are below the poverty line in Morganton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 51.5% of Morganton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 76.8% of Morganton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 23.4% have a bachelor's degree and 10.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Morganton residents aged 5 and older, 21.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Morganton is 5.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Morganton, 17.2% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Morganton is $42,137.
In Morganton, 53.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.2% of housing units in Morganton.
Of all the housing units in Morganton, 12.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Morganton, 11.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 810 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Morganton is $685.
In Morganton, 71.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.