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Morganton
Morganton
North Carolina
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Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 16,918 at the 2010 census. Morganton is the county seat. Morganton is one of the principal cities in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. A site five miles north of here has been identified as the Mississippian culture chiefdom of Joara, occupied from 1400AD to 1600AD. This was also the site of Fort San Juan, built in 1567 by a Spanish expedition as the first European settlement in the interior of North America, 40 years before the English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia.

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Senior services are plentiful
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I honestly don't know if the community is one way or the other
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Its the life style some of the people live Dont want part of
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I think it is one of the best age friendly and diverse towns
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It's really not. We have 1 general store, overcrowded with the younger generation, we have 3 Elementary schools no public library's a small park.

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How did North Carolina earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. North Carolina has a state sales tax of 4.75%. Of particular interest is that North Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. North Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how North Carolina earned its state tax grade of C+.

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