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0.19% decline
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The economy of Morganton, NC employs 6,277 people. The economy of Morganton, NC is specialized in Public Admin.; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.78; 1.76; and 1.73 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Morganton, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,188), Manufacturing (1,048), and Retail trade (603), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,250), Finance & Insurance ($39,674), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,750).

Median household income in Morganton, NC is $38,782. Males in Morganton, NC have an average income that is 1.1 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,041. The income inequality of Morganton, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Morganton, NC. In Burke County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 54 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,617. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Morganton, NC is from the county of Burke County, NC.

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Morganton, NC is home to a population of 16,717 people, from which 91.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Morganton, NC is composed of 11,397 White residents (68.2%), 3,084 Hispanic residents (18.4%), 1,574 Black residents (9.4%), 276 Two+ residents (1.65%), and 187 Other residents (1.12%). The most common foreign languages in Morganton, NC are Spanish (2,330 speakers), Other (125 speakers), and Other Indo-European (74 speakers), but compared to other places, Morganton, NC has a relative high number of Other (125 speakers), Laotian (35 speakers), and Hmong (54 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Morganton, NC awarded 421 degrees. The student population of Morganton, NC is skewed towards females, with 182 male students and 239 female students. Most students in Morganton, NC are White (331 and 78.6%), followed by Asian (53 and 12.6%), Black or African American (20 and 4.75%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 3.33%). The largest universities in Morganton, NC by number of graduates are Western Piedmont Community College (421 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Morganton, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (136 and 32.3%), Registered Nursing (25 and 5.94%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (17 and 4.04%). The median tuition costs in Morganton, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Morganton, NC is $137,400, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $127,700 to $137,400, a 7.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Morganton, NC is 58.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Morganton, NC have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Morganton, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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