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Morganton, NC (North Carolina) Houses and Residents

Morganton,NC index of house prices

Total population: 16,690 (All urban)

Houses: 7,705 (6,805 occupied: 3,877 owner occupied, 3,006 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

36%

Housing density: 424 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $243,626.

Median contract rent in 2016: $378 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $453)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $505


Median gross rent in Morganton, NC in 2016: $475

Housing units in Morganton with a mortgage: 2,013 (135 second mortgage, 241 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,818

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $52,758

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $44,334

Median monthly housing costs: $646


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Morganton, North Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $140,545 (it was $89,000 in 2000)
Morganton:

$140,545
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,038 - $227,023

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $173,658
Here:

$173,658
State:

$235,833

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,672
Here:

$121,672
State:

$191,052

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $249,917
Here:

$249,917
State:

$144,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,444
Here:

$131,444
State:

$188,356

Mobile homes: $201,715
Here:

$201,715
State:

$74,306
Median year house/condo built: 1966

Median year apartment built: 1970

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,673
  • In family households: 12,137 (1,793 male householders, 2,365 female householders)
    2,835 spouses, 4,143 children (4,133 natural, 4 adopted, 118 stepchildren), 394 grandchildren, 179 brothers or sisters, 54 parents, 263 other relatives, 147 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,113 (1,229 male householders (950 living alone)), 1,353 female householders (1,248 living alone)), 421 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,259

Size of family households: 2,267 2-persons, 840 3-persons, 640 4-persons, 228 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,244 1-person, 295 2-persons, 86 4-persons.

1,492 married couples with children.
1,277 single-parent households (424 men, 853 women).

82.3% of residents of Morganton speak English at home.
14.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 1,710 (10.3%)
(25.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 931 bedroom
  • 8882 bedrooms
  • 2,1383 bedrooms
  • 5224 bedrooms
  • 1635+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

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

  • 459no bedroom
  • 3231 bedroom
  • 1,4422 bedrooms
  • 5393 bedrooms
  • 1804 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 216no vehicle
  • 1,2411 vehicle
  • 1,4092 vehicles
  • 7423 vehicles
  • 2404 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

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

  • 376no vehicle
  • 1,4331 vehicle
  • 8382 vehicles
  • 453 vehicles
  • 1234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 763 rooms
  • 4024 rooms
  • 9745 rooms
  • 8376 rooms
  • 6287 rooms
  • 2478 rooms
  • 5749+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

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

  • 4611 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 4183 rooms
  • 1,1454 rooms
  • 6595 rooms
  • 1606 rooms
  • 337 rooms
  • 1178 rooms
  • 579+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 464Less than $10,000
  • 736$10,000 to $14,999
  • 714$15,000 to $19,999
  • 308$20,000 to $24,999
  • 557$25,000 to $29,999
  • 241$30,000 to $34,999
  • 453$35,000 to $39,999
  • 418$40,000 to $44,999
  • 492$45,000 to $49,999
  • 576$50,000 to $59,999
  • 466$60,000 to $74,999
  • 585$75,000 to $99,999
  • 239$100,000 to $124,999
  • 136$125,000 to $149,999
  • 184$150,000 to $199,999
  • 225$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Morganton, NC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Morganton, NC
  • 134Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 42$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1$20,000 to $24,999
  • 26$30,000 to $34,999
  • 84$40,000 to $49,999
  • 66$50,000 to $59,999
  • 139$60,000 to $69,999
  • 166$70,000 to $79,999
  • 239$80,000 to $89,999
  • 224$90,000 to $99,999
  • 519$100,000 to $124,999
  • 361$125,000 to $149,999
  • 293$150,000 to $174,999
  • 384$175,000 to $199,999
  • 574$200,000 to $249,999
  • 318$250,000 to $299,999
  • 187$300,000 to $399,999
  • 45$400,000 to $499,999
  • 47$500,000 to $749,999
  • 33$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Morganton, NC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Morganton, NC
  • 88Less than $100
  • 92$100 to $149
  • 22$150 to $199
  • 47$200 to $249
  • 77$250 to $299
  • 211$300 to $349
  • 298$350 to $399
  • 276$400 to $449
  • 241$450 to $499
  • 350$500 to $549
  • 175$550 to $599
  • 228$600 to $649
  • 157$650 to $699
  • 38$700 to $749
  • 49$750 to $799
  • 23$800 to $899
  • 19$900 to $999
  • 14$1,000 to $1,249
  • 20$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4$2,000 to $2,499
  • 16$2,500 to $2,999
  • 176No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3782010 or later
  • 6982000 to 2009
  • 4171990 to 1999
  • 3871980 to 1989
  • 391970 to 1979
  • 28Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Morganton population
Morganton commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 345
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,209
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,397
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,048
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 453
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 130
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 500
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 63
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 45
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 385
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 272
  • 90 or more minutes: 51
Morganton, NC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 78.8%
Number of people working at home: 187 (2.9% of all workers)

Morganton mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 15,817 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 1,707 (9%)
  • Taxi: 122 (1%)
  • Walked: 140 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 187 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 2,434
 German: 730
 English: 613
 Scottish: 452
 Irish: 356
 European: 342
 Scotch-Irish: 333
 Northern European: 104
 Italian: 81
 Romanian: 66
 British: 65
 French (except Basque): 43
 Dutch: 40
 Welsh: 28
 Polish: 27
 Swedish: 19
 Austrian: 16
 Jamaican: 11
 Czechoslovakian: 10
 African: 9
 Canadian: 8
 Czech: 4
 Palestinian: 4
 Norwegian: 3
 Syrian: 2

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

  • 56%Guatemala
  • 7%Mexico
  • 6%Cuba
  • 4%Romania
  • 4%Korea
  • 2%Laos
  • 2%Philippines

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

  • This state: 10,444
  • Other state: 4,345
  • Northeast: 585
  • Midwest: 1,263
  • South: 2,231
  • West: 305

86% of Morganton residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in North Carolina.

Morganton:

85.6%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 265
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 21
  • 5th and 6th grade: 130
  • 7th and 8th grade: 270
  • 9th grade: 140
  • 10th grade: 260
  • 11th grade: 103
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 44
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,333
  • Less than 1 year of college: 576
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 625
  • Associate degree: 562
  • Bachelor's degree: 635
  • Master's degree: 390
  • Professional school degree: 108
  • Doctorate degree: 56

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 217
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 57
  • 5th and 6th grade: 132
  • 7th and 8th grade: 221
  • 9th grade: 179
  • 10th grade: 124
  • 11th grade: 157
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 80
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,661
  • Less than 1 year of college: 333
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 670
  • Associate degree: 790
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,145
  • Master's degree: 377
  • Professional school degree: 20
  • Doctorate degree: 19

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 10.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 1.3%Males
  • 17.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 67.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 9.8%Females
Morganton marital status for males
Morganton marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,155
  • One, attached: 265
  • Two: 208
  • 3 or 4: 247
  • 5 to 9: 936
  • 10 to 19: 142
  • 20 to 49: 156
  • 50 or more: 182
  • Mobile homes: 577

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,589

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Morganton:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morganton
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.3%)
  • Electricity (36.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.8%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Electricity (74.2%)
  • Utility gas (14.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.0%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

3.9%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

4.5%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 102
Here:

17.5%
North Carolina:

17.5%

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)