Burke County

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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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