Burke County, North Carolina (NC)

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County population in 2012: 90,505 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 89,148 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,397
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,475
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 25,597
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,932 (it was 8,931 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 507 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 179 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Burke County: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.3%), Construction (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Burke County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.1%)
  • Asian alone (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 45,468  (49.0%)
Females: 45,444  (51.0%)

Burke County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Burke County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,379 ($35,629 in 1999)

This county:

$33379
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $451 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $540)
This county:

$451
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,500 (it was $77,600 in 2000)
Burke:

$113,500
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,600 - $170,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $161,386
Here:

$161,386
State:

$219,576

Townhouses or other attached units: $179,401
Here:

$179,401
State:

$173,086

In 2-unit structures: $62,517
Here:

$62,517
State:

$165,738

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,624
Here:

$126,624
State:

$149,371

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,626
Here:

$144,626
State:

$175,668

Mobile homes: $57,653
Here:

$57,653
State:

$64,697
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $298

Institutionalized population: 2,645

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Burke County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 304 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2008: 170 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2009: 140 buildings, average cost: $193,600

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $894 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $717 (0.7%)

Burke County household income distribution in 2009 Burke County home values distribution Burke County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.7%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 54.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for American Indian residents, 56.2% for other race residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.7%
Burke County:

21.7%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Black residents, 51.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 51.5% for other race residents, 48.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Area name: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Burke County is $462 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.

Cities in this county include: Morganton, Valdese, Salem, Icard, Drexel, Connelly Springs, Hildebran, Rutherford College, Glen Alpine.

Burke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Burke County: Barkhouse Picnic Area (A), Burke Chapel (B), Table Rock Picnic Area (C), Brown Mountain Overlook Scenic View (D), Tablerock State Fish Hatchery (E), Joy (F), Abee (G), Arneys Store (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Burke County include: High Peak Church (A), Hildebran View Church (B), Icard Grove Church (C), Abees Chapel (D), Bethel Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Carswell Church (G), El Bethel Church (H), Gilboa Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bost Cemetery (1), Liberty Church Cemetery (2), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (3), Obeth Cemetery (4), Burke Memorial Cemetery (5), Advent Cemetery (6), Erwin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Goodmans Lake (A), Leonhart Lake (B), Henry River Lake (C), McCorkle Lake (D), Lake James (E), Morganton Watershed Lake (F), Waters Lake (G), Willis Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bristol Creek (A), Sutterwhite Creek (B), Dye Branch (C), Drowning Creek (D), Pearcey Creek (E), Parks Creek (F), Hall Creek (G), Gulf Branch (H), Griffith Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Burke County include: South Mountains State Park (1), Lake James State Park (2), Daniel Boone Wildlife Management Area (3), Bethel Road Park (4), Shadow Line Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Avery County , Caldwell County , Catawba County , Cleveland County , Lincoln County , McDowell County , Rutherford County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,109
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,292 (26% naturalized citizens)

Burke County:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,433
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,033
  • 1985 to 1989: 851
  • 1980 to 1984: 509
  • 1975 to 1979: 172
  • 1970 to 1974: 85
  • 1970 to 1974: 42
  • 1965 to 1969: 167

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.0%

Burke County marital status for males Burke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Burke County with a mortgage: 9,875 (1,100 second mortgage, 1,972 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,320

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Burke County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,460141
Mainline Protestant9,78243
Black Protestant2,00612
Other1,1535
Catholic1,0231
None35,717-
Burke County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Burke County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Burke County:

5.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Burke County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

27.5%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Burke County:

Average size of farms: 73 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,404
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1533.57
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,996
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,166
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.53%
Corn for grain: 1009 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 251 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 987 harvested acres
Vegetables: 40 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 53 acres

Tornado activity:

Burke County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 16997750.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Burke County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.2 miles away from Burke County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from Burke County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Burke County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Laos (28%)
  • Guatemala (25%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • Thailand (8%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Canada (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Burke County (%):

  • United States or American (29%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Burke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,548 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 5,792 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 47 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 79 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 52 (0%)
  • Walked: 497 (1%)
  • Other means: 425 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 727 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Burke County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,348 people in state prisons
  • 689 people in nursing homes
  • 478 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 445 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 359 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 88 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 61 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 49 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 9 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Burke County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,535 people in state prisons
  • 622 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 323 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 200 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 176 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 131 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 117 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 88 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 51 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,562.

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.93% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($21,909 average AGI)
1.18% relocated from other states ($7,875 average AGI)
Burke County:

1.18%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Catawba County, NC  1.57% ($25,877 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.75% ($24,091)
from McDowell County, NC  0.25% ($29,872)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.15% ($25,128)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($40,897)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.08% ($29,375)
from Alexander County, NC  0.07% ($21,773)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Burke County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.31% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($19,099 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($10,834 average AGI)
Burke County:

1.51%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catawba County, NC  1.05% ($28,013 average AGI)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.60% ($25,457)
to McDowell County, NC  0.28% ($27,517)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.15% ($26,723)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.14% ($31,091)
to Wake County, NC  0.08% ($38,208)
to Iredell County, NC  0.08% ($29,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Burke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Burke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Burke County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 14,132 (11,144 aged, 2,988 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.24
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11911.79
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 523.1
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58380.84

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1136.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1102.920
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1.12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63.76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.71
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 37.0
  • Other - 19.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 183.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 125.3
  • Other - 57.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 87,560

Size of family households: 11,430 2-persons, 5,835 3-persons, 4,223 4-persons, 1,800 5-persons, 657 6-persons, 500 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,762 1-person, 1,330 2-persons, 161 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

14,248 married couples with children.
4,653 single-parent households (1,314 men, 3,339 women).

91.9% of residents of Burke County speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 28% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $437,390,000 ($4889 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $55,808,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $201,859,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $86,850,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,156,000
Federal grants: $84,713,000
Federal procurement contracts: $54,525,000 ($48,312,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,288,000 ($143,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,445,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,126,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,605,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,358
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,424
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,158
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,748
Here -20 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Burke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.89 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 253
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,191
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,036
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,538
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,041
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,490
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,146
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,251
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,477
Rooms in houses/apartments in Burke County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 184
  • 3 rooms: 897
  • 4 rooms: 4,162
  • 5 rooms: 8,433
  • 6 rooms: 6,199
  • 7 rooms: 2,845
  • 8 rooms: 1,438
  • 9+ rooms: 1,420
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 582
  • 3 rooms: 1,163
  • 4 rooms: 3,407
  • 5 rooms: 2,276
  • 6 rooms: 835
  • 7 rooms: 354
  • 8 rooms: 144
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Burke County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 680
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,786
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,083
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,429
  • 5+ bedrooms: 549
  • no bedroom: 80
  • 1 bedroom: 1,392
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,833
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,296
  • 4 bedrooms: 241
  • 5+ bedrooms: 89
Cars and other vehicles available in Burke County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,085
  • 1 vehicle: 6,241
  • 2 vehicles: 10,927
  • 3 vehicles: 5,171
  • 4 vehicles: 1,659
  • 5+ vehicles: 514
  • no vehicle: 1,265
  • 1 vehicle: 4,349
  • 2 vehicles: 2,669
  • 3 vehicles: 484
  • 4 vehicles: 134
  • 5+ vehicles: 30

60% of Burke County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in North Carolina.

Burke County:

60.5%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Burke County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.5%)
  • Utility gas (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Electricity (54.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.0%)
  • Utility gas (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Wood (1.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 389
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 171
Here:

3.3%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 391
Here:

14.2%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Burke County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,143,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,698,000
    Water Utilities: $1,551,000
    General - Other: $437,000
    Other Higher Education: $148,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $99,479,000
    Health - Other: $31,180,000
    Other Higher Education: $16,515,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,715,000
    General - Other: $6,002,000
    Police Protection: $3,978,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,110,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,590,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,882,000
    Financial Administration: $1,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,013,000
    General Public Buildings: $931,000
    Libraries: $917,000
    Sewerage: $518,000
    Parks and Recreation: $427,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $305,000
    Water Utilities: $222,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $157,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,991,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $144,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $6,213,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $7,128,000
    General - Other: $1,460,000
    Other Higher Education: $754,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $660,000
    Central Staff Services: $443,000
    Police Protection: $284,000
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $95,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000
    Water Utilities: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $103,452,000

Burke County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $17,779,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,218,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,675,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,423,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,604,000
    Sewerage: $828,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $186,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $813,000
    Education: $805,000
    General Local Government Support: $432,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $496,000
    All Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,251,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,513,000
    Rents: $39,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $355,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $95,970,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,203,000
    Public Welfare: $11,669,000
    All Other: $4,334,000
    General Local Government Support: $472,000
    Housing and Community Development: $365,000
  • Tax - Property: $39,341,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,180,000
    NEC: $1,111,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $223,000
    Other Selective Sales: $166,000

Burke County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,700,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,940,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,864,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,225,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,435,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,790,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,104,000

Burke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,954,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,203,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Burke County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Burke County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED205$112,956322$135,7641,238$141,26458$64,2761$200,000134$165,097103$70,097
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$62,57116$141,25073$125,94513$25,6151$65,00013$79,61515$48,133
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$103,79569$85,261486$130,57849$39,6731$50,00051$129,176101$64,327
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$94,38536$175,278245$136,96713$48,9230$018$105,16714$68,286
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$86,6673$308,33383$145,2657$65,7140$03$362,0008$64,375
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$197,85032$179,469
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$237,0008$165,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$190,6671$305,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$342,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$198,0001$84,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Burke County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James64470.8 years
Mary52579.1 years
John52274.5 years
William51973.7 years
Robert35971.3 years
Charles30271.3 years
Annie21180.0 years
George18273.0 years
Ruth18277.6 years
Thomas15970.0 years
Most common last names in Burke County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith43374.4 years
Williams25075.6 years
Carswell20373.6 years
Johnson18472.6 years
Powell18372.9 years
Huffman17273.3 years
Clark15771.4 years
Berry15677.1 years
Wilson15271.1 years
Mull14078.6 years
Businesses in Burke County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Blockbuster1McDonald's4
Burger King3New Balance1
CVS3Nike3
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts2Sears1
FedEx5Sleep Inn1
Ford2Staples1
GNC2Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subway6
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Hardee's3U-Haul7
Hilton1UPS8
Honda1Waffle House1
Hyundai1Walgreens1
KFC3Walmart1
Kincaid2Wendy's2
Kmart1

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