In 2021, Burke County, NC had a population of 87.8k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $48,142. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Burke County, NC declined from 90,148 to 87,829, a −2.57% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,915 to $48,142, a 9.63% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burke County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.22%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), Other (Hispanic) (2.61%), and White (Hispanic) (2.38%).
None of the households in Burke County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.4% of the residents in Burke County, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Burke County, NC are Western Piedmont Community College (419 degrees awarded in 2021).
In 2021, the median property value in Burke County, NC was $128,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%.
Most people in Burke County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Burke County, NC was 2 cars per household.