Morganton, North Carolina 

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Population

16,478

-2.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$35,144

Median Home Price

$170,800

Best Places to Live in Morganton, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Morganton, NC
 $169,900 
125 Evans St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1378 SqFt
 $169,900 
125 Evans St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1378 SqFt
 $189,900 
112 Surrey Dr # 21
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1693 SqFt
 $190,900 
1926 Jamestown Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1540 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Burke County
Metro Area: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Morganton
Zip Codes: 28655
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Morganton is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Morganton jobs have increased by 1.61%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Morganton's cost of living is 12.60% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Morganton's Cost of Living

VOTING
Burke county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Morganton's population is 16,478 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 2.91%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Morganton is $170,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.77%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Morganton

SCHOOLS
Morganton public schools spend $8,764 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Morganton. More Education


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It's a good time to buy in Morganton. Home Appreciation is up 11.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Morganton Real Estate or Find top agents in Morganton

The median home price in Morganton is $170,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Morganton   3 Reviews
Life in Morganton - 5/19/2015
Will be transplanting from the suburbs of Philadelphia and have visited Morganton on our way to Asheville/Hendersonville. It is close to take in what Asheville has to... Read More

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Living in Morganton nc - 11/12/2014
It is the best place for schools. cost of living is great. Homes are cheap and affordable. Crime is very low. Recommend moving to Morganton NC... Read More

Morganton is small, safe yet close enough to large - 4/12/2011
Actually grew up in Morganton, NC and it is a small town in the foothills of western NC. Outdoor possibilities are quite endless with Lake James, Mtns, State Parks etc.... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN MORGANTON NC
$169,900
125 Evans St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$189,900
112 Surrey Dr # 21
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$190,900
1926 Jamestown Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$199,900
2202 Jay Clark Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$139,900
107 Burke Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$189,000
113 Raintree Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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