Morganton Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Morganton, NC

General Morganton Information

State: North Carolina

County: Burke County

Close cities: Salem, NC, Rutherford College, NC, Glen Alpine, NC, Lenoir, NC, Connellys Springs, NC, Morganton, NC, Valdese, NC, Connelly Springs, NC, Gamewell, NC, Drexel, NC

Morganton Population (census data)
Total 17,108 (-1.3% since 2000)
Male 8,344 (48.8%)
Female 8,764 (51.2%)

Population Density: 942 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 83.4 (US Avg is 100)

Morganton Elevation: 1,182 feet above sea level

Land Area: 18.2 square miles

Median Household Income: $32,743

Zip Codes: 28655, and 28680.

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Morganton Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (72.6%)
  • Black (12.8%)
  • Hispanic (11.2%)
  • Other race (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.8%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (13.7%)
  • English (9.6%)
  • German (9.6%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.1%)
  • Dutch (1.8%)
Foriegn Born: 1,731 people (10.1%)
  • Latin America (87.2%)
  • Asia (12.8%)

Local Morganton Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
NFL Football: Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons
NBA Basketball: Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards
NHL Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes
NCAA Sports: Appalachian State University, Gardner-Webb University

Morganton School Information

High Schools
Freedom High (511 Independence Boulevard, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Middle Schools
Liberty Middle (529 Enola Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Table Rock Middle (1581 NC 126, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Walter R Johnson Middle (701 Lenoir Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Elementary Schools
Chesterfield Elementary (2142 Pax Hill Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Forest Hill Elementary (304 Ann Street, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Glen Alpine Elementary (302 London Street, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Hillcrest Elementary (201 Tennessee Street, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Mountain View Elementary (106 Alphabet Lane, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Mull Elementary (1140 Old NC 18 South, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Oak Hill Elementary (2363 NC 181, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Salem Elementary (1329 Salem Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
W A Young Elementary (325 Conley Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Burke Alternative School (510 College Street, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
North Liberty (523 Enola Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 - Burke County Schools District)
The New Dimensions School (501 E Concord Street, Morganton, NC, 28655 - The New Dimensions School District)
Western NC School For The Deaf (517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC, 28655 - NC Schools For The Deaf/Blind District)

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