Morganton employment information

IndexMorgantonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,976$25,608$28,555
Median household income$35,144$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,147$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,453$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$20,769$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$19,124$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate6.2%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level27.9%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Morganton is 23% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Morganton is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Morganton is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Morganton is 79% higher than the national average.

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Morganton median earnings by income bracket

Morganton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%0.4%
Manufacturing sector21.3%1.9%
Financial & insurance services3.5%1.8%
Wholesale & retail services10.3%11.1%
Public administration8.9%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%0.3%
Education, health & social services14.6%46.2%
Other26.8%23.5%

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Salem, NC2,349$46,72413%
Glen Alpine, NC1,511$44,18117%
Morganton, NC16,816$35,14434%

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Canby, OR16,821$58,65310%
Pendleton, OR16,830$45,93014%
El Segundo, CA16,839$84,00457%
Westchester, IL16,786$68,01727%
Southbridge Town, MA16,775$42,37621%
Morganton, NC16,816$35,14434%
Source: The Morganton, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.