Altamahaw-Ossipee, North Carolina

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Population in July 2007: 1,096.
Males: 535  (48.9%)
Females: 561  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
North Carolina median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 27244.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,733 (it was $35,375 in 2000)
Altamahaw-Ossipee:

$40,733
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,514 (it was $17,541 in 2000)

Altamahaw-Ossipee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $85,788 (it was $55,500 in 2000)
Altamahaw-Ossipee:

$85,788
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $169,281; Detached houses: $186,531; Townhouses or other attached units: $122,951; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,274; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,807; Mobile homes: $58,272
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  • Races in Altamahaw-Ossipee, NC (2000)

    Altamahaw-Ossipee races chart
    • 88889.2%White alone
    • 949.4%Black alone
    • 101.0%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Two or more races

Races in Altamahaw-Ossipee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Altamahaw-Ossipee: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.7%), English (11.7%), Irish (8.5%), German (8.0%), Italian (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.31 square miles.

Population density: 474 people per square mile   (low).

Altamahaw-Ossipee,NC real estate house value index trend

Altamahaw-Ossipee, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Altamahaw-Ossipee CDP:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

19 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
North Carolina:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Altamahaw-Ossipee CDP:  0.7% ($363)
North Carolina:  0.9% ($826)
Altamahaw-Ossipee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (18.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (355.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Altamahaw, NC (0.6 miles ), Ossipee, NC (0.8 miles ), Glen Raven, NC (2.2 miles ), Elon, NC (2.3 miles ), Gibsonville, NC (2.4 miles ), Elon College, NC (2.4 miles ), Burlington, NC (2.7 miles ), Whitsett, NC (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.18 N, Longitude: 79.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Altamahaw-Ossipee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Altamahaw-Ossipee, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Altamahaw-Ossipee-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Altamahaw-Ossipee place center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 tornado 28.6 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Altamahaw-Ossipee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.7 miles away from Altamahaw-Ossipee center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 232.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 152.7 miles away from Altamahaw-Ossipee center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 229.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alamance County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Altamahaw-Ossipee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • TWIN LAKES COMMUNITY MEMORY CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • TWIN LAKES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • TWIN LAKES COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - BURLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NANDR ALAMANCE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)
  • BMA OF BURLINGTON INC (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BURLINGTON, NC)

Amtrak stations near Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • 8 miles: BURLINGTON (110 E. WEBB ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: GREENSBORO (2603 OAKLAND AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • Elon University (about 6 miles; Elon, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,403)
  • Alamance Community College (about 12 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 17 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 19 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Guilford College (about 23 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (about 27 miles; Jamestown, NC; FT enrollment: 13,068)
  • Danville Community College (about 28 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)

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Churches in Altamahaw-Ossipee include: Riverside Church (A), Fairview Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reedy Fork (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Alamance County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 77.9. This is about average.

City:

77.9
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.416. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.416
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.4%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

12.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.5%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Carolina average:

13.1

Altamahaw-Ossipee travel time to work - commute Altamahaw-Ossipee mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Altamahaw-Ossipee CDP (based on Alamance County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,181139
Mainline Protestant22,31468
Black Protestant3,45321
Catholic3,0681
Other1,3688
Orthodox1092
None87,638-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Alamance County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Alamance County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Alamance County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 116
Here:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Alamance County:

28.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

15.6%

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($153 average AGI)
Alamance County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Guilford County, NC  0.89% ($34,171 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  0.60% ($38,448)
from Durham County, NC  0.32% ($37,468)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,715 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($210 average AGI)
Alamance County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guilford County, NC  1.04% ($34,525 average AGI)
to Orange County, NC  0.45% ($30,037)
to Wake County, NC  0.32% ($37,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBAG (1150 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WCOG (1320 AM; 5 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYNC (1540 AM; daytime; 3 kW; YANCEYVILLE, NC; Owner: SEMORA BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSOE (89.3 FM; ELON COLLEGE, NC; Owner: ELON COLLEGE)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W243AL (96.5 FM; BROWNS SUMMIT, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WNAA (90.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: NC AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUAG (103.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: U. OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO)

TV broadcast stations around Altamahaw-Ossipee:

  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 10,600Total average daily traffic
  • 848Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,600Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (4%)

Altamahaw-Ossipee compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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