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Burke County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 507.1 square miles
Population Density 179.3 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 89,842
Population change -1.2%
Under 5 years of age 5%
Under 18 20.3%
65 and over 17.8%
Females 50%
White 86.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 5.7
Asian 3.7%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 6.8%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.7%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.6%
Veterans 6,383
Households and Housing
Households 34,664
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.7%
Median household income $37,263
The per capita income $19,701
Live below the poverty line. 20%
housing units 40,433
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $110,900
Residents owning their homes. 71.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 6,778
Women-owned firms 23.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 4.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $661,178
Retail sales per capita $7,443
Manufacturers shipments $2,271,177
Merchant wholesaler sales $289,487