Latest Data (2018)
Population 16,555
Nationwide Rank 2121

Quick Facts

Morganton, North Carolina is the 2,121st largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Morganton, North Carolina is a city.

Morganton, North Carolina is currently 5.0% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Morganton, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Morganton, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
2111 Ham Lake, Minnesota 16,646 29.4%
2112 Waterville, Maine 16,646 6.6%
2113 Gainesville, Texas 16,612 6.3%
2114 Donna, Texas 16,611 8.7%
2115 Lake Wales, Florida 16,577 48.9%
2116 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 16,573 46.3%
2117 Norcross, Georgia 16,563 96.3%
2118 Truckee, California 16,561 18.2%
2119 New Milford, New Jersey 16,558 1.0%
2120 Vienna, Virginia 16,556 14.0%
2121 Morganton, North Carolina 16,555 -4.9%
2122 Menomonie, Wisconsin 16,540 10.4%
2123 Highland Village, Texas 16,537 34.1%
2124 Coalinga, California 16,534 4.0%
2125 Sevierville, Tennessee 16,531 34.3%
2126 Madison, New Jersey 16,522 6.9%
2127 Country Club Hills, Illinois 16,511 1.9%
2128 Republic, Missouri 16,510 83.5%
2129 Streetsboro, Ohio 16,503 33.6%
2130 Easton, Maryland 16,494 39.1%
2131 New Port Richey, Florida 16,494 2.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%
1740 Carrboro 21,314 20.3%
1771 Lumberton 20,840 -1.3%
1790 Clemmons 20,563 29.9%
1812 Havelock 20,232 -9.9%
1824 Kinston 20,083 -15.6%
1832 Shelby 20,038 -3.8%
1867 Boone 19,562 44.5%
1914 Lexington 18,917 -5.0%
1991 Lenoir 17,938 -1.0%
2038 Elizabeth City 17,558 1.8%
2049 Knightdale 17,423 176.0%
2121 Morganton 16,555 -4.9%
2149 Pinehurst 16,320 66.3%
2167 Waxhaw 16,181 424.6%
2169 Mount Holly 16,135 66.7%
2175 Albemarle 16,106 0.5%
2176 Harrisburg 16,075 242.3%
2199 Stallings 15,892 120.5%
2208 Hope Mills 15,800 29.6%
2228 Mebane 15,589 104.0%
2275 Graham 15,086 14.0%
2281 Laurinburg 15,033 -5.8%
2288 Henderson 14,936 -8.6%
2295 Eden 14,870 -6.1%
2331 Roanoke Rapids 14,495 -14.6%
2362 Southern Pines 14,277 28.4%
2377 Hendersonville 14,107 23.3%
2392 Reidsville 14,013 -4.3%
2395 Lewisville 13,999 19.4%
2518 Newton 13,129 3.2%
2554 Davidson 12,921 77.9%
2590 Smithfield 12,669 14.7%
2614 Belmont 12,495 40.4%
2704 Spring Lake 12,005 -3.9%
2725 Elon 11,851 73.8%
2788 Archdale 11,502 26.4%
2827 Summerfield 11,278 64.0%
2879 Weddington 10,949 61.6%
2880 Lincolnton 10,945 8.3%
2883 Kings Mountain 10,933 6.2%
2900 Tarboro 10,844 -3.3%
3028 Mount Airy 10,260 -5.6%
3058 Waynesville 10,112 5.5%
3113 Winterville 9,845 102.4%
3142 Dunn 9,718 4.5%
3160 Morehead City 9,600 21.7%
3168 Washington 9,536 -1.9%
3283 Wesley Chapel 8,984 234.8%
3310 Pineville 8,897 47.0%
3330 Oxford 8,807 4.6%
3342 Rockingham 8,776 -8.1%
3415 Clinton 8,529 -1.0%
3454 Conover 8,400 24.3%
3473 Fletcher 8,333 96.3%
3485 Roxboro 8,303 -4.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 16,555 2,121
2017 16,519 2,114
2016 16,665 2,083
2015 16,692 2,067
2014 16,690 2,057
2013 16,807 2,037
2012 16,861 2,015
2011 16,917 2,013
2010 16,918 1,995
2009 17,029 1,957
2008 17,020 1,943
2007 17,050 1,915
2006 16,982 1,901
2005 16,938 1,886
2004 16,946 1,870
2003 17,041 1,844
2002 17,191 1,818
2001 17,290 1,792
2000 17,418 1,772
1990 15,875 1,682