Burke County, North Carolina Basics:

Burke County North Carolina - Government Site

Population: 90,352
Area: 507 square miles
County seat: Morganton
Area code(s) in use: 828
Time zone: EST
High school graduate or higher: 76.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
Median household income: $38,062
Persons in poverty: 18.7%
Home ownership rate: 72.7%
Mean travel time to work: 21.5 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Avery  Caldwell  Catawba  Cleveland  Lincoln  McDowell  Rutherford  

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Map of the Burke County area

Our detail map of Burke County shows the Burke County, North Carolina boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Burke County, North Carolina

  Airports     show all on map

Clyde Valley Airport, Hickory Airport, Hickory Regional Airport, Silver Creek Airport

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Devil Shoals

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Canal Bridge, Castle Bridge, Huffman Bridge, Miller Bridge

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Brendletown Fire and Rescue Protection Association Station 1, Brendletown Fire and Rescue Protection Association Station 2, Burke County Emergency Services Station 1, Burke County Emergency Services Station 2, Burke County Emergency Services Station 3, Burke County Emergency Services Station 4, Burke County Emergency Services Station 5, Burke County Rescue Squad, Chesterfield Fire and Rescue, Drexel Fire Department, Drowning Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Eastern Burke County Rescue Squad, Enola Volunteer Fire Department, George Hildebran Fire and Rescue Department, Glen Alpine Volunteer Fire Department, Hickory Fire Department Station 4 Airport, Icard Township Fire and Rescue, Jonas Ridge Fire Department, Lake James Community Volunteer Fire Department, Lovelady Volunteer Fire Department, Morganton Department of Public Safety Station 1, Morganton Department of Public Safety Station 2, Morganton Department of Public Safety Station 3, Oak Hill Fire and Rescue Protection Association Station 1, Oak Hill Fire and Rescue Protection Association Station 2, Rhodhiss Volunteer Fire Department, Salem Fire and Rescue Station 1, Salem Fire and Rescue Station 2, South Mountains Volunteer Fire Department, Triple Community Fire Department, Valdese Fire Department, West End Volunteer Fire Department

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Advent Cemetery, Bost Cemetery, Burke Memorial Cemetery, Erwin Cemetery, Liberty Church Cemetery, Obeth Cemetery, Parks Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

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Icard Census Designated Place, Salem Census Designated Place

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Abees Chapel, Abees Grove Church, Abernethy Memorial Church, Amherst Baptist Church, Antioch Church, Arneys Chapel Methodist Church, Berea Church, Bethel Church, Bethel Church, Bethel Church, Bethlehem Church, Bethlehem Church, Bollingers Chapel, Bridgewater Presbyterian Church, Brookwood Baptist Church, Burke Chapel, Burkemont Baptist Church, Calvary Church, Carswell Church, Catawba Valley Church, Chambers Chapel, Connely Springs 1st, Copening Church, Cross Memorial Church, Cross Roads of Life Church, Deaton Chapel, Dentons Chapel, El Bethel Church, Enon Church, Fairview Church, Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church of Glen Alpine, Friendship Church, Full Gospel Church, Gibbs Chapel, Gilboa Church, Grace and Truth Church, Grand View Church, High Peak Church, Hildebran View Church, Hopewell Church, Icard Grove Church, Lake James Church, Lakeview Church, Laurel Seventh Day Adventist Church, Linville Church, Maple Grove Church, Mc Dowell Church, Mc Elrath Chapel, Midway Church, Mission Church, Missionary Church, Missionary Ridge Church, Morrison Chapel (historical), Mount Calvary Church, Mount Gilead Church, Mount Harmony Church, Mount Hebron Church, Mount Herman Church, Mount Home Church, Mount Olive Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Mount View Church, Mount Zion Church, Mountain Grove Church, Mountain View Church, Mull Grove Church, North Catawba Church, North Laurel Church, Nowling Chapel, Oak Grove Church, Oak Ridge Church, Peasant Grove Baptist Church, Peoples Church, Philadelphia Church, Pleasant Hill Church, Pleasant Ridge Church, Pleasant View Church, Quaker Meadow Presbyterian Church, Rain Hill Church, River Valley Church, Riverside Church, Rock Hill Church, Saint John Church, Saint Marys Mission Church, Saint Pauls Church, Shady Grove Church, Shady Grove Church, Shiloh Ame Church, Shoups Grove Church, Silver Creek Church, Smart Grove Church, Smyrna Church, Snow Hill Church, South Fork Church, South Mountain Church, Tablerock Church, Tablerock Church, Trinity Church, United Baptist Church, Walker Chapel, Walker Top Church, Warlick Church, Warlicks Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Westview Church, Willow Tree Church, Zion Church, Zion Church, Zion Hill Church, Zion Methodist

  Dams     show all on map

Bridgewater Dam, Broughton Hospital Dam, Catawba River Dam, Henredon Dam, Henry Harris Dam, Henry River Dam, Lake James Dam, Leibhart Dam, Leonhart Dam, Linville Dam, McCorkle Dam, Morganton Watershed Dam, Paddy Creek Dam, Paddys Creek Dam, Table Rock Fish Hatchery Dam, Valdese Lake Dam, Waters Lake Dam, Willis Lake Dam

  Falls     show all on map

Linville Falls

  Gaps     show all on map

Bolin Gap, Chimney Gap, Gibbs Gap, Horse Mountain Gap, Licklog Gap, Walnut Gap

  Hospitals     show all on map

Broughton Hospital, Grace Hospital, Valdese General Hospital

  Lakes     show all on map

Goodmans Lake

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Abee, Arneys Store, Barkhouse Picnic Area, Brindle Mines (historical), Brown Mountain Overlook Scenic View, Burke Chapel, Burkeley Square, Joy, Magnolia Plaza, Matthews Store (historical), McKees Store (historical), Morganton Plaza, Mull Grove (historical), Quaker Meadows Golf Club, Silver (historical), Table Rock Picnic Area, Tablerock State Fish Hatchery, Wes-Mor Shopping Center, Whiteside Mines (historical)

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Causby Quarry

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Bethel Road Park, Carbon City Park, Cascade Park, Collett Street Recreation Center, Daniel Boone Wildlife Management Area, Freedom Park, Lake James State Park, M L King Park, Mountain View Recreation Center, Shadow Line Park, South Mountains State Park

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Amherst, Bridgewater, Brindletown, Burkemont, Calvin, Camp Creek, Chambers (historical), Chesterfield, Cold Springs, Collins (historical), Connelly Springs, Drexel, Drowning Creek (historical), Enola, Flat Gap, Glen Alpine, Gold, Hardaway (historical), Hatterbrond (historical), Henry River, Hickory Grove (historical), Hildebran, Icard, Jonas Ridge, Linville, Linville Falls, Longtown, Magnolia, Morganton, New Home, Oak Hill, Parkhill, Penelope, Perkinsville, Petche Gap, Petersburg, Piedmont Park Subdivision, Pine Mountain Lakes, Pleasant Grove, Pumpkin Center, Ramsey, Rollins (historical), Rutherford College, Salem, Shoups Ford, Sunnyside, Table Rock, Tarkey Tail (historical), Valdese, Wisemans View, Worry, Yellow Gap

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Cold Spring Post Office (historical)

  Ranges     show all on map

South Mountains

  Reserves     show all on map

Linville George Wilderness, Linville Gorge Wilderness

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Broughton Hospital Reservoir, Henredon Lake, Henry Harris Lake, Henry River Lake, Lake James, Leibhart Lake, Leonhart Lake, McCorkle Lake, Morganton Watershed Lake, Noname, Table Rock Fish Hatchery Lake, Waters Lake, Willis Lake

  Ridges     show all on map

Bee Ridge, Black Fox Ridge, Brushy Ridge, Gilead Ridge, Grass Ridge, Horse Ridge, Jonas Ridge, Lettered Rock Ridge, Long Arm Ridge, Long Mountain, Montague Hills, Old Way Ridge, Pond Ridge, Prospect Ridge, Ripshin Ridge, Rose Mountain, Shaft Ridge, Stony Ridge

  Schools     show all on map

Burke County Human Resources Center, Chesterfield School, Corpening School, Dry Pond School (historical), Duke School (historical), East Burke High School, East Burke Junior High School, Forest Hill Elementary School, Freedom High School, George Hildebrand Elementary School, Glen Alpine Elementary and Junior High School, Glen Alpine Rural School (historical), Hildebran School, Hillcrest Elementary School, Icard Elementary School, Jonas Ridge School Building, Laurel School, Liberty Junior High School, Mc Alpine School, Morganton Junior Academy, Morganton Junior High School, Mountain View Elementary School, Mull School, North Carolina Outward Bound, North Carolina School for the Deaf, Oak Hill Elementary and Junior High School, Pilot Mountain School, Pinedale School (historical), Rutherford College (historical), Rutherford College Elementary School, Salem Elementary and Junior High School, South Mountain Institute, Valdese Elementary School, Valdese Junior High School, West Concord School, Western Carolina Center, Western Piedmont Community College, Willow Tree School

  Streams     show all on map

Abee Creek, Anderson Branch, Back Creek, Bailey Fork, Ball Alley Creek, Black Fork, Brindle Creek, Bristol Creek, Buck Creek, Bull Branch, Burnthouse Branch, Cambric Branch, Camp Creek, Canoe Creek, Carroll Creek, Chestnut Flat Branch, Chimney Branch, Clear Creek, Cub Creek, Dales Creek, Double Branch, Double Branch, Douglas Creek, Drowning Creek, Dye Branch, East Prong Hunting Creek, Fiddlers Run, Garrison Creek, Gingercake Creek, Griffith Branch, Gulf Branch, Hall Creek, He Creek, Hipp Creek, Howard Creek, Hoyle Creek, Hunting Creek, Irish Creek, Island Creek, Ivy Creek, Jack Branch, James Branch, Johns River, Jumping Branch, Jumping Run, Lane Branch, Laurel Creek, Linville River, Little Fork, Little River, Little Silver Creek, Lower Creek, McGalliard Creek, Micol Creek, Muddy Creek, Nettle Branch, Nolden Creek, Old Catawba River, Old Paddy Creek, Paddy Creek, Parks Creek, Pearcey Creek, Queens Creek, Queens Creek, Reedy Creek, Reedys Fork, Rich Cove Branch, Ripshin Branch, Rock Creek, Roses Creek, Russell Creek, Sandy Branch, Secrets Creek, Seeley Creek, Shinny Creek, Shoal Creek, Shooks Creek, Silver Creek, Simpson Creek, Sims Branch, Smith Branch, Smoky Creek, Stacy Creek, Steels Creek, Sutterwhite Creek, Timbered Branch, Tims Creek, Upper Creek, Wards Creek, Warrior Fork, White Creek, White Mill Creek, White Oak Creek, Whitener Creek, Wilson Creek, Yellow Fork

  Summits     show all on map

Ball Ground Mountain, Bandy Cove Mountain, Benn Knob, Bob Knob, Brushy Knob, Bumgarther Mountain, Burkemont Mountain, Butler Knob, Buzzard Roost, Cedar Mountain, Chestnut Knob, Cranberry Knob, Dogwood Stamp Mountain, Doublehead Mountain, England Knob, Gingercake Mountain, Hall Knob, Hawksbill Mountain, Hickory Knob, Hickorynut Mountain, High Peak, High Peak, High Rock, Hildebran Mountain, Hipp Knob, Icy Knob, Ironmonger Mountain, Jimmy Knob, Kaylor Knob, Keller Knob, Krunkleton Knob, Little Cedar Mountain, Little Chestnut Mountain, Long Arm Mountain, Miller Mountain, Mineral Springs Mountain, Noah Mountain, Painter Knob, Parks Mountain, Pine Mountain, Piney Mountain, Pinnacle, Printers Knob, Propst Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Rector Knob, Rich Mountain, Roper Knob, Shortoff Mountain, Simms Hill, Sitting Bear Mountain, Skull Knob, Smith Mountain, Sugar Knob, Sugarloaf Mountain, Swayback Knob, Swenk Knob, Table Rock Mountain, The Chimneys, Walker Top, Whites Knob, Windling Stair Knob, Yellow Mountain

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Horse Ridge Lookout Tower, WMNC-AM (Morganton), WQXX-FM (Morganton), WSVM-AM (Valdese), WUIV-AM (Icard Township)

  Valleys     show all on map

Linville Gorge,

Burke County, North Carolina Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhiteBurke County White population 78,33578,335  
BlackBurke County Black population 6,1446,143
AsianBurke County Asian population 3,2533,252
MixedBurke County Mixed population 1,3551,355
American IndianBurke County American Indian population 723722
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderBurke County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 542542

Additional population tables :
State population table
North Carolina population by county