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Morganton is a city in Burke County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Daniel Morgan.
The latitude of Morganton is 35.745N. The longitude is -81.685W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,161 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,261.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Morganton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burke County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28655 ZIP code.
12% of Morganton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Morganton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Morganton was $20,906, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Morganton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Morganton include Avery Avenue Historic District, Broughton Hospital Historic District, Jonesboro Historic District, Morganton Downtown Historic District, North Green Street - Bouchelle Street Historic District, South King Street Historic District, West Union Street Historic District, White Street - Valdese Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Morganton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $864.
Libraries in Morganton include Burke County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Morganton include Morganton News Herald
Burke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Morganton political report.
The average commute time for Morganton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Morganton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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