Statewide Claims to Fame

Morganton is 1st in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Morganton is 8th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Morganton is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Morganton is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Two or More

Morganton is 20th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 16,861 53rd 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 19.1 41st 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 883.3 121st 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 76th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.6% 107th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 18.2% 29th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 76.6% 122nd 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.6% 82nd 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 70.1% 79th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 12.2% 90th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 15th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.4% 41st 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.5% 1st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.9% 15th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.4% 8th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 66.4% 78th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.2% 104th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 11.6% 20th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 7,618 53rd 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 27.7% 38th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 6,865 49th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 55.3% 93rd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $123,000 107th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.3 107th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $20,341 107th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $29,301 129th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 24.9% 26th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Morganton Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,306 38th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $500,535 43rd $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $29,357 31st $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $73,359 34th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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