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Population (year 2000): 17,310. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,041 (-1.6% change)
Males: 8,443 (48.8%), Females: 8,867 (51.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.1 years
Median household income: $34,678 (year 2000)
Median house value: $92,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Morganton:

  • 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%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.7%), German (9.6%), English (9.6%), Irish (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Dutch (1.8%).North Carolina

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles

Morganton,

For population 25 years and over in Morganton

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Morganton city

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

10.0% Foreign born (8.2% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,402 (+8.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (48.7 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (69.9 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (537.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (2.7 miles Salem, NC (6.0 miles Drexel, Alpine, NC (6.3 miles Glen NC (9.2 miles Valdese, NC (11.1 miles Gamewell, College, NC (11.2 miles Rutherford Mountain, NC (12.9 miles Cajah's Springs, NC (13.0 miles Connelly


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 43 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 61 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2002: 70 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2004: 48 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $97,700

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 81.69 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.2%), Educational,health and social services (24.2%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,878 (+74.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,539 (60.5%)


 

Crime in Morganton by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 11.6 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 4 6 2
    per 100,000 17.3 23.1 34.7 11.6
Robberies 15 19 18 25
    per 100,000 86.7 109.8 104.0 144.4
Assaults 55 33 9 38
    per 100,000 317.7 190.6 52.0 219.5
Burglaries 167 168 175 186
    per 100,000 964.8 970.5 1011.0 1074.5
Thefts 700 687 622 544
    per 100,000 4043.9 3968.8 3593.3 3142.7
Auto thefts 21 44 34 30
    per 100,000 121.3 254.2 196.4 173.3
335.5 338.9 285.7 306.6

Average climate in Morganton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Morganton,

Morganton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the Morganton city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category 4 tornado 23.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Leon Johnson - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Jul 13, 1974), Chris Moore - College basketball player (Char. Southern Buccaneers).


Hospitals/medical centers in Morganton:
  • BROUGHTON HOSP (1000 S STERLING ST)
  • BROUGHTON HOSPITAL-MEDICAL UNIT (1000 S STERLING ST)
  • GRACE HOSPITAL INC (2201 S STERLING ST)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Morganton:
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 22 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 62 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 65 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Morganton:
  • GRACE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL (about 4 miles; MORGANTON, NC; ID: NC1)
  • MORGANTON-LENOIR (about 9 miles; MORGANTON, NC; ID: MRN)
  • SHIFLET FIELD (about 22 miles; MARION, NC; ID: 9A9)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13 $30,084 $27,769 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $41,506 $41,506 1 $1,944
Judicial and Legal 2 $10,477 $62,862 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 64 $186,921 $35,047 0 $0
Police - Other 17 $36,845 $26,008 7 $3,817
Firefighters 9 $22,182 $29,576 0 $0
Streets and Highways 22 $45,907 $25,040 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 19 $33,890 $21,404 0 $0
Sewerage 33 $83,581 $30,393 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 20 $50,676 $30,405 48 $26,572
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $11,615 $34,845 0 $0
Water Supply 11 $28,217 $30,782 0 $0
Electric Power 23 $59,627 $31,109 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 25 $61,093 $29,324 3 $2,134
Totals for Government 274 $702,622 $30,771 59 $34,468
College/University in Morganton:
  • WESTERN PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,319; Location: 1001 BURKEMONT AVE; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Morganton:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 46 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 52 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 56 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 61 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)
Public high school in Morganton:
  • FREEDOM HIGH (Students: 2,279; Location: 511 INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Morganton:
  • TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 201 TABERNACLE RD.; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Morganton:
  • TABLE ROCK MIDDLE (Students: 720; Location: 1581 NC 126; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LIBERTY MIDDLE (Students: 663; Location: 529 ENOLA ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OAK HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 587; Location: 2363 NC 181; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLEN ALPINE ELEMENTARY (Students: 587; Location: 302 LONDON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SALEM ELEMENTARY (Students: 561; Location: 1329 SALEM ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WALTER R JOHNSON MIDDLE (Students: 546; Location: 701 LENOIR ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • W A YOUNG ELEMENTARY (Students: 479; Location: 325 CONLEY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MULL ELEMENTARY (Students: 413; Location: 1140 OLD NC 18 SOUTH; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FOREST HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 392; Location: 304 ANN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY (Students: 332; Location: 201 TENNESSEE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Morganton:
  • THE CHILDRENS SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 305 W CONCORD ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SILVER CREEK SDA JUNIOR ACADEM (Students: 21; Location: 2187 JAMESTOWN RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in Morganton:
  • BURKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,267,096; Location: 204 SOUTH KING STREET; 99,038 books; 2,035 audio materials; 1,940 video materials; 210 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Morganton: Magnolia Plaza (A), Morganton Plaza (B), Burkeley Square (C), Quaker Meadows Golf Club (D).

Shopping Center: Wes-Mor Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Morganton include: Catawba Valley Church (A), Saint Marys Mission Church (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fiddlers Run (A), Canoe Creek (B), Silver Creek (C), Hunting Creek (D).

Parks in Morganton include: Collett Street Recreation Center (1), Carbon City Park (2), Mountain View Recreation Center (3), Cascade Park (4), Freedom Park (5), M L King Park (6).


Morganton compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Morganton:
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSVM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALDESE, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Morganton:
  • WMNC-FM (92.1 FM; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
TV broadcast stations around Morganton:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

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