Avery Creek, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,950. Population change since 2000: +38.8%
Males: 907  (46.5%)
Females: 1,043  (53.5%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 28704.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $79,698 (it was $47,619 in 2000)
Avery Creek:

$79,698
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $34,102 (it was $22,386 in 2000)

Avery Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $216,314 (it was $121,200 in 2000)
Avery Creek:

$216,314
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $477,131; Detached houses: $496,109; Mobile homes: $91,839

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,458.

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  • Races in Avery Creek, NC (2010)

    Avery Creek races chart
    • 1,67585.9%White alone
    • 864.4%Hispanic
    • 794.1%Asian alone
    • 572.9%Black alone
    • 402.1%Two or more races
    • 70.4%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Other race alone

Races in Avery Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Avery Creek: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (32.1%), English (15.4%), German (6.3%), European (5.3%), Irish (4.2%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2220 feet

Land area: 1.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,136 people per square mile   (low).

Avery Creek,NC real estate house value index trend

Avery Creek, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Avery Creek:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avery Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

182 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.7% Oceania).

This place:

6.5%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,430 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,066 (0.6%)

Avery Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (8.4 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (100.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (513.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bent Creek, NC (1.9 miles ), Royal Pines, NC (2.0 miles ), Fletcher, NC (2.1 miles ), Mills River, NC (2.2 miles ), Biltmore Forest, NC (2.4 miles ), Hoopers Creek, NC (2.5 miles ), Mountain Home, NC (2.8 miles ), Horse Shoe, NC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.46 N, Longitude: 82.58 W

Avery Creek household income distribution Avery Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Avery Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Avery Creek, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Avery Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.1 miles away from the Avery Creek place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 56.3 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avery Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Avery Creek 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 204.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 185.3 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 122.1 miles away from Avery Creek center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 125.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Buncombe County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Avery Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Avery Creek:

  • THE OAKS AT SWEETEN CREEK (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ARDEN, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE/FLETCHER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FLETCHER, NC)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE ASHEVILLE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • IRENE WORTHAM RESIDENTIAL CENTER-ROSE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • IWRC-DOGWOOD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • ASTON PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • STONECREEK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avery Creek:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 8 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 11 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • North Greenville University (about 30 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Western Carolina University (about 34 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Furman University (about 39 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 39 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Bob Jones University (about 43 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

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Buncombe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.7. This is better than average.

City:

57.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 37.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.0%
(3.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
North Carolina average:

12.0

Avery Creek travel time to work - commute Avery Creek mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Avery Creek CDP (based on Buncombe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,696245
Mainline Protestant23,72490
Catholic8,8325
Other4,66826
Black Protestant2,01913
Orthodox4443
None115,753-
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: 49
Buncombe County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Buncombe County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Buncombe County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Here:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buncombe County:

21.2%
North Carolina:

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

15.3%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Avery Creek:

50.8%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Avery Creek:

47.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Avery Creek:

29.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Avery Creek:

20.9%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Avery Creek:

12.2%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Avery Creek:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Avery Creek:

36.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Avery Creek:

57.2%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Avery Creek:

78.0%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Avery Creek, NC Residents

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, NC  0.65% ($38,845 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.27% ($38,110)
from Madison County, NC  0.26% ($27,185)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, NC  0.77% ($38,312 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.24% ($31,450)
to Madison County, NC  0.24% ($26,907)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avery Creek:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WSKY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MACON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avery Creek:

  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W292CJ (106.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Avery Creek:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WJJV-LP (Channel 25; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W41BQ (Channel 41; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • 19,050Total average daily traffic
  • 1,208Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$187,4155$285,99019$238,0202$448,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$160,5001$276,4900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$246,1407$307,4571$527,010
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$557,4504$358,0601$409,110
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$178,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$306,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$197,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Avery Creek compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Avery Creek on our top lists:

  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Venezuela (population 500+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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