Burke County , North Carolina

Burke County: County in North Carolina, United States

Burke County locator map
Location of Burke County on North Carolina map.

About

Burke County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 90,912 and a population density of 68 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 90,418 inhabitants. Its county seat is Morganton. The county was created 244 years ago in 1776.

Burke County Courthouse 'North Carolina' image
Burke County Courthouse 'North Carolina'
Burke County Courthouse 'North Carolina' image

Geography

Burke County is located at 35°44'58"N 81°42'17"W (35.7495200, -81.7047000). It has 5 neighbors: Avery County, Caldwell County, Catawba County, Cleveland County and Rutherford County.

Burke County map

The largest city of Burke County is Morganton with a population of 16,625. Other cities include, Valdese population 4,407, Hildebran population 2,006, Drexel population 1,861 and Rutherford College population 1,300. See all Burke County cities & populated places.

Burke County Quick Facts

Population : 90,418 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Burke County, Burke County
Area : 1334 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Easternmost point : Point(-81.3784 35.7568)
Northernmost point : Point(-81.8996 35.9997)
Named for : Thomas Burke
Altitude : 1,004 feet / 306 meters
Capital : Morganton
Establishment : January 01, 1777
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 05:25:52 (27th October 2021)
Density : 68 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.55% (2010-2020)

Burke County has 5 neighbours.

  • Drexel
  • Hildebran
  • Long View
  • Glen Alpine
  • Rutherford College
  • Morganton
  • Connelly Springs
  • Valdese
  • Rhodhiss

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Burke County decreased by 0.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 90,912 - census
2011 90,542 -0.41% estimation process
2012 89,974 -0.63% estimation process
2013 89,354 -0.69% estimation process
2014 89,296 -0.06% estimation process
2015 89,341 0.05% estimation process
2016 89,451 0.12% estimation process
2017 90,157 0.78% estimation process
2018 90,405 0.27% estimation process
2019 90,485 0.09% estimation process
2020 90,418 -0.07% estimation process

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People born in Burke County (14)

People born in Burke County, including politician Alney McLean, politician Leonard Henly Sims, politician Charles Laban Abernethy, you can see a list of people who born in Burke County.

Other places with the same name (3)

Burke County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Burke County.

City Name Population Title
Morganton 16,625 City in Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Valdese 4,407 City in Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America
Icard 2,664 Township in Burke County, North Carolina
Salem 2,218 Township in Burke County, North Carolina
Hildebran 2,006 City in Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America
Drexel 1,861 Human settlement in Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America
Connelly Springs 1,648 Town in North Carolina
Glen Alpine 1,487 Town of the United States
Rutherford College 1,300 City in Burke County, North Carolina, United States of America

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