Morganton, North Carolina 

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Population

16,625

-2.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$35,144

Median Home Price

$173,100

North Carolina Gifts

Best Places to Live in Morganton, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Morganton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Morganton, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Nearby mountains
Cost of living
Small-town feel
Cons
Employment
Arts and culture
Low ethnic diversity


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

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Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Burke County
Metro Area: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately 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 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Morganton jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Morganton's cost of living is 11.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Morganton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Burke county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 69.5% to 29.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Morganton's population is 16,625 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Morganton is Real Estate: $173,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.3%.

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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Housing Market in Morganton

It's a good time to buy in Morganton. Home Appreciation is up 8.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Morganton is $173,100.

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Reviews for Morganton   4 Reviews
A wonderful place to live in the world - 4/12/2021
We moved to Morganton in 2014 and love this town/area. The natural beauty in the Catawba Valley is astounding. Mountains, rivers, and beautiful trees are everywhere. The... Read More

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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

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


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