Morganton, North Carolina 

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Population

16,478

-2.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$35,144

Median Home Price

$167,600

Best Places to Live in Morganton, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Morganton, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Morganton
 $264,900 
104 Creekside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1846 SqFt
 $299,000 
108 Riverside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2707 SqFt
 $149,900 
103 W Catawba St
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1476 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Morganton
Zip Codes: 28655
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Morganton is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Morganton jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Morganton's cost of living is 12.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Morganton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Morganton, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Burke county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Morganton's population is 16,478 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 2.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Morganton is $167,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.3%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Morganton public schools spend $8,764 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Morganton. More Education


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Reviews for Morganton   3 Reviews
Life in Morganton - 5/19/2015
Will be transplanting from the suburbs of Philadelphia and have visited Morganton on our way to Asheville/Hendersonville. It is close to take in what Asheville has to... Read More

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Living in Morganton nc - 11/12/2014
It is the best place for schools. cost of living is great. Homes are cheap and affordable. Crime is very low. Recommend moving to Morganton NC... Read More

Morganton is small, safe yet close enough to large - 4/12/2011
Actually grew up in Morganton, NC and it is a small town in the foothills of western NC. Outdoor possibilities are quite endless with Lake James, Mtns, State Parks etc.... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN MORGANTON
$264,900
104 Creekside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$299,000
108 Riverside Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$149,900
103 W Catawba St
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$699,999
1642 Braxton Gate Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$1,300,000
1425 Buckhorn Tavern Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$229,900
112 Linville St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$134,000
3815 Powerhouse Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

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