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Burke County, North Carolina

Burke County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 89,148. Its county seat is Morganton6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,334 km² (515 mi²). 1,312 km² (507 mi²) of it is land and 21 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.59% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 89,148 people, 34,528 households, and 24,342 families residing in the county. The population density is 68/km² (176/mi²). There are 37,427 housing units at an average density of 29/km² (74/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.01% White, 6.71% African American, 0.30% Native American, 3.48% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 3.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,528 households out of which 31.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,629, and the median income for a family is $42,114. Males have a median income of $27,591 versus $21,993 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,397. 10.70% of the population and 8.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.60% are under the age of 18 and 12.50% are 65 or older.

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