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Burke County, North Dakota

PO Box 219
Bowbells, ND 58721
Phone: (701) 377-2718
Fax: (701) 377-2020
www.burkecountynd.com

On the northwestern border of ND, northwest of Minot; organized Jul 12, 1910 from Ward County. Name Origin: For John Burke (1859-1937), ND governor (1907-13), treasurer of the U.S. (1913-21), and justice of ND Supreme Court (1925-37)

Area (sq mi):: 1129.26 (land 1103.53; water 25.73) Population per square mile: 1.80
Population 2005: 2,032 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.40%; 1990-2000 -25.30% Population 2000: 2,242 (White 99.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.40%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 47.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,026; median household $25,330; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,499-$28,934
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 18.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Burke County, North Carolina

PO Box 219
Morganton, NC 28680
Phone: (828) 439-4340
Fax: (828) 438-2782
www.co.burke.nc.us

In southwestern NC, northeast of Asheville; organized Apr 8, 1777 (prior to statehood) from Rowan County. Name Origin: For Dr. Thomas Burke (1747-83), member of the Continental Congress (1776-81) and NC governor (1781-82)

Area (sq mi):: 514.89 (land 506.72; water 8.17) Population per square mile: 176.40
Population 2005: 89,399 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 17.70% Population 2000: 89,148 (White 84.90%; Black or African American 6.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 3.50%; Other 3.80%). Foreign born: 4.80%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,397; median household $35,629; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,957-$23,401
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Morganton County seat (17,176)

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    Burke County, Georgia

    PO Box 89
    Waynesboro, GA 30830
    Phone: (706) 554-2324
    Fax: (706) 554-0350
    www.burkecounty-ga.gov

    On central east coast of GA, south of Augusta; original county; organized Feb 5, 1777 (prior to statehood) from Saint George Parish. Name Origin: For Edmund Burke (1729-97), British statesman, orator, and defender of the American colonies

    Area (sq mi):: 834.99 (land 830.47; water 4.52) Population per square mile: 28.10
    Population 2005: 23,299 State rank: 75 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 22,243 (White 46.50%; Black or African American 51.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 33.00
    Income 2000: per capita $13,136; median household $27,877; Population below poverty level: 28.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,407-$19,215
    Unemployment (2004): 6.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Other noteworthy projects include protective design support services for the new bridge over the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, Canada, the Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Burke County, Georgia, and the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.
    With President Obama's blessing and more than $8 billion in guaranteed public money, the nuclear power folks plan to build two new plants in majority Black and desperately poor Burke County, Georgia, where cancer rates are far higher than surrounding regions and jobs are still scarce for Blacks even though nuclear plants have been located there since the 1950s.