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Demographics & Labor Force

Population

 

1990

2000

2010

Town of Drexel

1,746

1,938

1,975

Burke County

75,740

89,148

88,439

Hickory MSA

221,700

341,851

357,875

Source: NC State Data Center

Burke County Labor Force: 39,483 (January 2010)
Burke County Unemployment Rate: 14.1% (Janaury 2010)

unemployment

Source: NC Employment Security Commission

Drexel's Largest Employers

Employer

Product/Service

Burke County Schools

Education

Autumn Care

Healthcare

Miami Threads

Textiles