What is the current population of Morganton?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Morganton is 16,577. Morganton, North Carolina is the 2,136th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Morganton?

The peak population of Morganton was in 2000, when its population was 17,418. In 2000, Morganton was the 1,772nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,136th largest city in the US. Morganton is currently 4.8% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Morganton shrinking?

Morganton has shrunk 4.8% since the year 2000. Morganton, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Morganton, North Carolina in?

Morganton is located entirely in Burke County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 16,577 2,136
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
2126 Highland Village, Texas 16,668 35.1%
2127 Auburndale, Florida 16,650 39.9%
2128 Defiance, Ohio 16,634 0.0%
2129 Pinehurst, North Carolina 16,620 69.4%
2130 El Segundo, California 16,610 3.4%
2131 Mercedes, Texas 16,604 17.7%
2132 Artesia, California 16,601 1.1%
2133 Norcross, Georgia 16,592 96.7%
2134 Shelbyville, Kentucky 16,585 62.5%
2135 Laconia, New Hampshire 16,581 0.5%
2136 Morganton, North Carolina 16,577 -4.8%
2137 Harrisburg, North Carolina 16,576 252.9%
2138 Waterville, Maine 16,558 6.1%
2139 Somerton, Arizona 16,554 118.8%
2140 Menomonie, Wisconsin 16,551 10.5%
2141 Washington, Illinois 16,516 40.7%
2142 Live Oak, Texas 16,499 72.6%
2143 Vienna, Virginia 16,485 13.5%
2144 Country Club Hills, Illinois 16,482 1.8%
2145 Streetsboro, Ohio 16,478 33.4%
2146 Crowley, Texas 16,460 118.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1176 Matthews 33,138 43.5%
1227 Garner 31,407 66.7%
1266 Fuquay-Varina 30,324 269.8%
1270 Cornelius 30,257 113.5%
1279 Sanford 30,085 28.2%
1283 New Bern 29,994 28.8%
1326 Morrisville 28,846 418.0%
1377 Mint Hill 27,617 59.8%
1378 Statesville 27,528 16.9%
1434 Thomasville 26,649 8.7%
1472 Asheboro 25,940 16.8%
1527 Clayton 24,887 189.5%
1547 Kernersville 24,660 30.8%
1624 Leland 23,544 471.0%
1760 Carrboro 21,190 19.6%
1779 Clemmons 20,867 31.8%
1800 Lumberton 20,484 -3.0%
1843 Kinston 20,041 -15.8%
1847 Shelby 20,026 -3.9%
1864 Havelock 19,854 -11.6%
1873 Boone 19,667 45.3%
1921 Lexington 18,933 -4.9%
2006 Lenoir 17,913 -1.2%
2013 Knightdale 17,843 182.6%
2019 Elizabeth City 17,751 2.9%
2082 Waxhaw 17,147 455.9%
2129 Pinehurst 16,620 69.4%
2136 Morganton 16,577 -4.8%
2137 Harrisburg 16,576 252.9%
2168 Mebane 16,262 112.8%
2169 Mount Holly 16,257 67.9%
2172 Albemarle 16,246 1.3%
2182 Stallings 16,145 124.0%
2223 Hope Mills 15,849 30.0%
2239 Graham 15,646 18.2%
2295 Laurinburg 15,002 -6.0%
2303 Henderson 14,911 -8.7%
2309 Eden 14,886 -6.0%
2328 Southern Pines 14,657 31.9%
2359 Roanoke Rapids 14,320 -15.7%
2365 Lewisville 14,228 21.3%
2380 Hendersonville 14,157 23.7%
2409 Reidsville 13,987 -4.5%
2522 Newton 13,177 3.6%
2547 Davidson 13,054 79.8%
2556 Smithfield 12,985 17.6%
2617 Belmont 12,558 41.1%
2674 Elon 12,232 79.4%
2716 Spring Lake 12,005 -3.9%
2791 Archdale 11,513 26.5%
2822 Summerfield 11,376 65.4%
2841 Lincolnton 11,200 10.8%
2844 Weddington 11,182 65.0%
2886 Kings Mountain 10,982 6.7%
2936 Tarboro 10,715 -4.5%
3041 Mount Airy 10,208 -6.1%
3057 Waynesville 10,141 5.8%
3105 Winterville 9,931 104.2%
3147 Dunn 9,718 4.5%
3167 Morehead City 9,619 21.9%
3190 Washington 9,497 -2.3%
3224 Wesley Chapel 9,295 246.4%
3293 Pineville 9,028 49.2%
3326 Oxford 8,886 5.5%
3385 Rockingham 8,659 -9.4%
3410 Wendell 8,577 94.1%
3423 Conover 8,540 26.4%
3439 Rolesville 8,501 758.6%
3451 Clinton 8,454 -1.9%
3469 Oak Island 8,386 25.7%
3479 Fletcher 8,369 97.1%
3499 Roxboro 8,309 -4.5%

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