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Where is Burke County, North Carolina?

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Burke County is a county equivalent area found in North Carolina, USA. The county government of Burke is found in the county seat of Morganton.

With a total 1,334.04 sq. km of land and water area, Burke County, North Carolina is the 2122nd largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 89,486 people, Burke County has a total 40433 households earning 37263 on average per year.

Burke County, North Carolina - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 37023
Area Codes 828
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Morganton (population: 54,749), Connelly Springs (population: 12,341), Valdese (population: 9,253), Hildebran (population: 1,738), Drexel (population: 1,513), Rutherford College (population: 594), Glen Alpine (population: 476), Icard (population: 366), Linville Falls (population: 88)
Land Area 34,551 sq miles
Water Area 507 sq miles
Household Income $37,263
Housing Units 40,433
Median Home Value $110,900
High School Grads 77% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 17% of population
Retail Spending $7,443 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $107,721 per capita
Universities and Colleges Western Piedmont Community College

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.