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Morganton, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Morganton,NC index of house prices

Total population: 16,690 (All urban)

Houses: 7,277 (6,815 occupied: 4,034 owner occupied, 2,524 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

38%
State:

36%

Housing density: 401 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $272,595.

Median contract rent in 2015: $378 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $453)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $737


Median gross rent in Morganton, NC in 2015: $475

Housing units in Morganton with a mortgage: 1,832 (221 second mortgage, 393 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,498

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $55,441

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,318

Median monthly housing costs: $684


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Morganton, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $136,281 (it was $89,000 in 2000)
Morganton:

$136,281
North Carolina:

$160,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,106 - $223,713
Median year house/condo built: 1968

Median year apartment built: 1976

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,620
  • In family households: 12,420 (2,981 male householders, 1,155 female householders)
    3,095 spouses, 4,044 children (3,687 natural, 86 adopted, 271 stepchildren), 195 grandchildren, 202 brothers or sisters, 101 parents, 241 other relatives, 406 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,200 (1,058 male householders (865 living alone)), 1,639 female householders (1,520 living alone)), 503 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,471 (1,325 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,873 2-persons, 1,007 3-persons, 731 4-persons, 360 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,385 1-person, 221 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 8 6-persons.

2,197 married couples with children.
1,020 single-parent households (212 men, 808 women).

86.0% of residents of Morganton speak English at home.
10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (30% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 1,731 (10.1%)
(15.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.3

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Morganton, North Carolina:

  • 20no bedroom
  • 691 bedroom
  • 1,0532 bedrooms
  • 1,9373 bedrooms
  • 6284 bedrooms
  • 1675+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Morganton, North Carolina:

  • 56no bedroom
  • 7821 bedroom
  • 1,4692 bedrooms
  • 5683 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Morganton in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 166no vehicle
  • 1,1201 vehicle
  • 1,6852 vehicles
  • 6493 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 915+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

Cars and other vehicles available in Morganton in renter-occupied apartments

  • 610no vehicle
  • 1,4481 vehicle
  • 7172 vehicles
  • 1243 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Morganton, North Carolina:

  • 91 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 953 rooms
  • 3814 rooms
  • 1,1695 rooms
  • 8756 rooms
  • 5137 rooms
  • 3208 rooms
  • 4909+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Morganton, North Carolina:

  • 231 room
  • 3362 rooms
  • 5433 rooms
  • 1,0504 rooms
  • 6115 rooms
  • 2396 rooms
  • 877 rooms
  • 278 rooms
  • 259+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Morganton, NC household income distribution

  • Morganton, NC household income distribution
  • 928Less than $10,000
  • 514$10,000 to $14,999
  • 443$15,000 to $19,999
  • 496$20,000 to $24,999
  • 551$25,000 to $29,999
  • 513$30,000 to $34,999
  • 453$35,000 to $39,999
  • 462$40,000 to $44,999
  • 324$45,000 to $49,999
  • 521$50,000 to $59,999
  • 570$60,000 to $74,999
  • 492$75,000 to $99,999
  • 168$100,000 to $124,999
  • 132$125,000 to $149,999
  • 106$150,000 to $199,999
  • 160$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Morganton, NC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Morganton, NC
  • 141Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 39$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1$35,000 to $39,999
  • 59$40,000 to $49,999
  • 45$50,000 to $59,999
  • 103$60,000 to $69,999
  • 189$70,000 to $79,999
  • 205$80,000 to $89,999
  • 400$90,000 to $99,999
  • 602$100,000 to $124,999
  • 361$125,000 to $149,999
  • 376$150,000 to $174,999
  • 270$175,000 to $199,999
  • 522$200,000 to $249,999
  • 331$250,000 to $299,999
  • 160$300,000 to $399,999
  • 135$400,000 to $499,999
  • 120$500,000 to $749,999
  • 8$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Morganton, NC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Morganton, NC
  • 149Less than $100
  • 155$100 to $149
  • 10$150 to $199
  • 78$200 to $249
  • 52$250 to $299
  • 230$300 to $349
  • 234$350 to $399
  • 170$400 to $449
  • 281$450 to $499
  • 518$500 to $549
  • 167$550 to $599
  • 101$600 to $649
  • 140$650 to $699
  • 42$700 to $749
  • 78$750 to $799
  • 5$800 to $899
  • 13$900 to $999
  • 36$1,000 to $1,249
  • 7$1,250 to $1,499
  • 41$2,000 to $2,499
  • 14$2,500 to $2,999
  • 15$3,000 to $3,499
  • 119No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9141995 to March 2000
  • 3631990 to 1994
  • 2551985 to 1989
  • 1321980 to 1984
  • 211975 to 1979
  • 181970 to 1974
  • 71965 to 1969
  • 21Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population
Morganton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 228
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,359
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,022
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,437
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 639
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 327
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 577
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 118
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 121
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 239
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 136
  • 90 or more minutes: 166
Morganton, NC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 80.4%
Number of people working at home: 139 (1.9% of all workers)

Morganton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 6,033 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,048 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 33 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 20 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0%)
  • Walked: 150 (2%)
  • Other means: 43 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 139 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 3,618
 United States or American: 2,375
 English: 1,316
 German: 1,019
 Irish: 791
 Scotch-Irish: 631
 Dutch: 210
 Italian: 202
 French (except Basque): 184
 Subsaharan African:: 178
 Scottish: 170
 African: 168
 Polish: 134
 European: 125
 British: 56
 French Canadian: 56
 Russian: 46
 Ukrainian: 37
 Norwegian: 32
 Greek: 28
 Swedish: 23
 Northern European: 17
 Welsh: 13
 Finnish: 11
 Hungarian: 10
 Ethiopian: 10
 New Zealander: 9
 Arab:: 7
 Lithuanian: 7
 Lebanese: 7
 Scandinavian: 6

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

  • 62%Guatemala
  • 13%Mexico
  • 5%Honduras
  • 4%Laos
  • 2%Malaysia
  • 2%United Kingdom
  • 2%Germany

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

  • This state: 10,648
  • Northeast: 1,204
  • Midwest: 886
  • South: 2,312
  • West: 195

52% of Morganton residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in North Carolina.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 270
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 146
  • 5th and 6th grade: 280
  • 7th and 8th grade: 378
  • 9th grade: 216
  • 10th grade: 232
  • 11th grade: 192
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 212
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,422
  • Less than 1 year of college: 197
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 719
  • Associate degree: 341
  • Bachelor's degree: 718
  • Master's degree: 301
  • Professional school degree: 136
  • Doctorate degree: 31

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 173
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 51
  • 5th and 6th grade: 135
  • 7th and 8th grade: 482
  • 9th grade: 191
  • 10th grade: 287
  • 11th grade: 190
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 214
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,545
  • Less than 1 year of college: 365
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 852
  • Associate degree: 493
  • Bachelor's degree: 913
  • Master's degree: 320
  • Professional school degree: 81
  • Doctorate degree: 19

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.3%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.9%Males
  • 1.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 11.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 9.5%Males
  • 38.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.7%Males
  • 5.1%Females
Morganton marital status for males
Morganton marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,565
  • One, attached: 136
  • Two: 316
  • 3 or 4: 567
  • 5 to 9: 653
  • 10 to 19: 147
  • 20 to 49: 115
  • 50 or more: 112
  • Mobile homes: 659
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,895

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Morganton:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 22.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 60.6%Electricity
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 107
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

5.0%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 86
Here:

16.6%
North Carolina:

20.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

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)