Morganton, North Carolina

Morganton: City in Burke County, North Carolina, United States


Morganton is a city located in the county of Burke in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,918 and a population density of 341 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 16,625 inhabitants.

The city was created 246 years ago in 1776.

Morganton locator map
Location of Morganton on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Morganton

Population : 16,625 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Burke County
Postal code : 28655–28680
Phone Area Codes : 828
Area : 49.61 km2
Altitude : 1,161 feet / 354 meters
Capital city : Morganton is capital of Burke County
Establishment : January 01, 1777 (246 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:09:22 (24th September 2023)
Density : 335 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.76% (2010-2020)
Weather : 80℉ Mostly Sunny 7-days weather
Train Depot  Morganton  North Carolina '2008' image
Train Depot Morganton North Carolina '2008'
Train Depot  Morganton  North Carolina '2008' image


Morganton is located at 35°44'43"N 81°41'5"W (35.7454100, -81.6848200).

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Morganton forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. more


According to census records, the population of Morganton decreased by 1.76% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,918 - census
2011 16,782 -0.81% estimation process
2012 16,673 -0.65% estimation process
2013 16,537 -0.82% estimation process
2014 16,486 -0.31% estimation process
2015 16,426 -0.37% estimation process
2016 16,410 -0.1% estimation process
2017 16,522 0.68% estimation process
2018 16,550 0.17% estimation process
2019 16,577 0.16% estimation process
2020 16,625 0.29% estimation process

Morganton zip code is 28655. County name: Burke, County fips: 37023

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People born in Morganton (26)

People born in Morganton, including Democratic United States Senator from North Carolina Sam Ervin, politician Tod Robinson Caldwell, musician, songwriter and record producer Johnny Bristol, .


Schools in Morganton

College & universities near Morganton, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199908 Western Piedmont Community College Morganton (NC) 28655-4511
198118 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson (NC) 28638
198923 McDowell Technical Community College Marion (NC) 28752-8728
198835 Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory (NC) 28601
198233 Catawba Valley Community College Hickory (NC) 28602-0699

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Morganton, NC

Code Name Address Type
GAS Gastonia 350 Hancock Street RAIL
SPB Spartanburg 290 Magnolia St RAIL
CLT Charlotte 1914 North Tryon St. RAIL
KAN Kannapolis 201 South Main St. RAIL
SAL Salisbury Depot and Liberty Sts. RAIL

Post offices near Morganton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Morganton Post Office Morganton (NC) 28655
Drexel Post Office Drexel (NC) 28619
Glen Alpin Post Office Glen Alpine (NC) 28628
Vald Post Office Valdese (NC) 28690
Rutherford Colleg Post Office Rutherford College (NC) 28671

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Morganton , Georgia human settlement in Fannin County, Georgia, United States of America with a population of 314 people.

Other cities in Burke County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Burke County , NC.

City Name Population Title
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

Distance to Other Cities

Morganton distances to largest North Carolina cities