Name: Morganton

Established: The city of Morganton was established in 1784 and incorporated in 1885.

Name Origin: Morganton was named for Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, hero of the American Revolutionary War. The city was first named Morgansborough, but that was later changed to Morgantown and then to Morganton.

Area: 19.15 square miles

Population: 16,690 (US Census)

Median Household Income: $35,144 (Source: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

Median Housing Value: $127,900 (Source: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

Total Housing Units: 7,544 (Source: 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

Major Employers (More)

  • Burke County Schools
  • Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge
  • Broughton Hospital
  • J. Iverson Riddle Development Center
  • Case Farms
  • Leviton
  • Western Piedmont Community College
  • Burke County Goverment
  • Continental Teves
  • Viscotec Manufacturing 

US Census Quick Facts about Morganton, NC

City Contact

828-437-8863

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Staff Directory

305 E. Union St. Ste A100
Morganton, NC 28655 i Google Maps 16x16

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