Morganton, NC
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Morganton is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,692 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Morganton is the 52nd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Morganton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Morganton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Morganton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morganton who work in sales jobs (9.65%), healthcare (9.53%), and office and administrative support (9.50%).

Being a small city, Morganton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Morganton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.57% of adults in Morganton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Morganton in 2010 was $22,177, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,708 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 18.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morganton include Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Morganton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.