Burke County, North Carolina 

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Population

88,898

-1.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$37,735

Median Home Price

$131,129

United States / North Carolina / No Metro Area / Burke County / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Burke County, 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 Burke County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Burke
 $339,900 
4500 Cedar Creek Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 3399 SqFt
 $235,000 
4060 Halloway St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1739 SqFt
 $924,900 
1131 Ten Whigs Rdg
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 4599 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.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: North Carolina
County: Burke County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Morganton, Valdese, 10 total
Zip Codes: 28655 28612 28690 28637 28619 28671 28628 28666 28647
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Burke County is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Burke County jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Burke County's cost of living is 13.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Burke County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Burke County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Burke County's population is 88,898 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Burke County is $131,129. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Burke County public schools spend $8,774 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Burke County. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
28655 28612 28690 28637 28619 28671 28628 28666 28647

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NEW LISTINGS IN BURKE
$339,900
4500 Cedar Creek Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$235,000
4060 Halloway St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$924,900
1131 Ten Whigs Rdg
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$349,900
8955 Bowman Lowman Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$1,060,000
5087 Sherbourne Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$419,000
1963 NC Highway 181
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$154,900
208 Park St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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