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Morganton, NC
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Morganton profile

Living in Morganton

Morganton is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,602 people and 12 associated neighborhoods, Morganton is the 61st largest community in North Carolina.

The citizens of Morganton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.05% of adults in Morganton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Morganton in 2018 was $26,379, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,516 for a family of four. However, Morganton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morganton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Morganton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morganton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Morganton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morganton include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Morganton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.