Bakersville, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 445 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.6%
Males: 192  (43.2%)
Females: 253  (56.8%)
Median resident age:

49.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28705.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $22,539 (it was $19,286 in 2000)
Bakersville:

$22,539
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,116 (it was $15,997 in 2000)

Bakersville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $192,786 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Bakersville:

$192,786
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $248,845; detached houses: $293,271; mobile homes: $57,590

Median gross rent in 2017: $300.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bakersville: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.5%
(37.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Bakersville, NC (2010)
    • 43393.3%White alone
    • 143.0%Two or more races
    • 122.6%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Black alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Bakersville, North Carolina as of November 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bakersville is 42 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: Irish (21.7%), American (15.6%), Scotch-Irish (10.8%), English (8.5%), German (6.1%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 591 people per square mile   (low).

Bakersville, North Carolina map

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,193 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,173 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (25.3 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (93.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (470.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Spruce Pine, NC (2.9 miles ),
Burnsville, NC (3.2 miles ),
Crossnore, NC (3.6 miles ),
Roan Mountain, TN (3.7 miles ),
Newland, NC (3.7 miles ),
Elk Park, NC (3.7 miles ),
Tiger Valley, TN (3.9 miles ),
Banner Hill, TN (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.01 N, Longitude: 82.16 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Bakersville, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bakersville, NC in 2017
Bakersville satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+7.5%).
Most common industries in Bakersville, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Apparel (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (12.2%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Apparel (6.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Chemicals (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Bakersville, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (17.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Religious workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)

Average climate in Bakersville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bakersville-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Bakersville town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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 180.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 149.3 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 79.7 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 83.1 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 222.6 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 Mitchell County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bakersville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bakersville:

  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/SPRUC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • THE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE CENTER OF MITCHELL C (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • SPRUCE PINE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • MAYLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF AVERY COUNTY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • ROAN HIGHLANDS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bakersville:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 24 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 12,774)
  • Appalachian State University (about 30 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 34 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 36 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Tusculum College (about 36 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 36 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 38 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)

Public high school in Bakersville:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bakersville:

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Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Penland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Honeycut Branch (A), Honeycutt Branch (B), White Oak Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Waddell Wilson - NASCAR crew chief.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bakersville and their reported violations in the past:

BAKERSVILLE, TOWN OF (Address: TOWN OF BAKERSVILLE , Population served: 355, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-15-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-24-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-24-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2005)
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
SPRING CREEK BAPTIST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MINE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
ROAN MTN MISSIONARY BAPTIST (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN GRILL (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
LITTLE ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bakersville that have no violations reported:

  • HOPSON`S STORE (Population served: 99, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HEAVEN BOUND CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

51.3%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Bakersville (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Bakersville Main Branch at 54 Mitchell Avenue, branch established on 1937/07/01. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bakersville:

Marital status in Bakersville, NC
  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bakersville:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bakersville
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bakersville, NC (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,80548
Mainline Protestant1,14912
Catholic1981
Other1-
None4,393-
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: 2
Mitchell County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Mitchell County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Mitchell County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

13.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

12.4%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

11.9%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bakersville:

53.1%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Bakersville:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

16.5%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bakersville:

7.1%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Bakersville:

59.6%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.5%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bakersville, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,550$30,6000$0
Financial Administration 1$2,380$28,5600$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,779$21,3480$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$6,709$26,8360$0

Bakersville government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $96,000 ($215.73)
    Central Staff Services: $87,000 ($195.51)
    Sewerage: $83,000 ($186.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000 ($130.34)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($107.87)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($105.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($22.47)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($24.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($103.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $79,000 ($177.53)

Bakersville government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $55,000 ($123.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($13.48)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($2.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $15,000 ($33.71)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($29.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($22.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($143.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($114.61)
    Other: $18,000 ($40.45)
    Highways: $14,000 ($31.46)
  • Tax - Property: $210,000 ($471.91)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,000 ($103.37)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.25)

Bakersville government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $297,000 ($667.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $286,000 ($642.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,000 ($24.72)

Bakersville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $481,000 ($1080.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,000 ($44.94)

Businesses in Bakersville, NC

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • U.S. Cellular: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bakersville:

  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTOE (1470 AM; 5 kW; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bakersville:

  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Bakersville:

  • W42AX (Channel 42; BAKERSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W67DV (Channel 67; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W28AO (Channel 28; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W60CS (Channel 60; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W06AD (Channel 6; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)

Bakersville fatal accident list:

Dec 8, 2012 00:02 AM, Sr-226, Sr-197, Lat: 36.116925, Lon: -82.349944, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 5, 2011 06:59 PM, Rp-1211, Lat: 36.035219, Lon: -82.069331, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 14, 2005 08:35 PM, Rp-1211, Lat: 36.015830, Lon: -82.154390, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 13, 1985 06:15 PM, 261, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 63.7mTotal length
  • 19,210Total average daily traffic
  • 1,236Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,420Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bakersville, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bakersville, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 3000 Sunset Mountain (Lat: 36.033417 Lon: -82.202333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ338
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Stewart Road (Lat: 35.949944 Lon: -82.124806), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Stewart Road (Lat: 35.949944 Lon: -82.124806), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 54.9 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 955-3000
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1159, Locust Knob, 3200 Sunset Mt. Rd. (Lat: 36.033722 Lon: -82.202083), Type: 54.8, Overall height: 54.8 m, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, , Ralei-gh, Phone: (919) 662-4440
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1159, Locust Knob, 3200 Sunset Mt. Rd. (Lat: 36.033722 Lon: -82.202083), Type: 54.8, Overall height: 54.8 m, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, , Ralei-gh, Phone: (919) 662-4440
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1159, Locust Knob, 3200 Sunset Mt. Rd. (Lat: 36.033722 Lon: -82.202083), Type: 54.8, Structure height: 37121 m, Overall height: 54.8 m, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Wayne.Eberhard@ncdps.Gov, , Ralei-gh, Phone: (919) 948-7854

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bakersville, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • LEDGER, Stewart Road (Lat: 35.949722 Lon: -82.124944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPXE757,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Mitchell High School, 416 Ledger School Rd. (Lat: 35.970861 Lon: -82.117389), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQHW915,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/27/2007, Expiration Date: 11/27/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/27/2018, Certifier: Jeffrey W Gaura, Registrant: Professional Network Consultants, Inc., 5101 Sugar & Wine Rd., Monroe, NC 28110, Phone: (980) 297-7140, Fax: (980) 297-7128, Email:
  • Bakersville, Lat: 36.030139 Lon: -82.116111, Call Sign: WQJN371,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz, Grant Date: 08/22/2018, Expiration Date: 11/06/2028, Certifier: David Lindsey, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • HP-1159, Locust Knob, 3200 Sunset Mt. Rd. (Lat: 36.033722 Lon: -82.202083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQKL834,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/11/2019, Expiration Date: 07/08/2029, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • BAKERSVILLE, 2187 White Oak Rd (Lat: 35.983722 Lon: -82.139528), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQQN939,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bakersville)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2
  • MOUNTAINEER AVIATION LLC, 560 Nc Highway 261, Bakersville, NC 28705
    Certificate: D001728 (LLC), Certificate Issue Date: 05/13/2009, Expiration Date: 05/12/2010
  • MOUNTAINEER AVIATION LLC, 560 Nc Highway 261, Bakersville, NC 28705
    Certificate: D001728 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 05/13/2009, Expiration Date: 05/12/2010

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2801X , Serial Number: 17700201, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Jack H Riley, 149 Upper Dale Hill Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705
  • Aircraft: KITFOX II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 8610X , Serial Number: 004, Certificate Issue Date: 03/29/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Jame P Webb, 870 Highway 261, Bakersville, NC 28705
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/26/1961, Exported to: Brazil
  • Aircraft: BELL 206B (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: ALLISON 250-C20 SER (420 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 91WS , Serial Number: 1565, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 05/17/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Mountaineer Aviation LLC, 560 Hwy 261, Bakersville, NC 28705

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 43 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Bakersville, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.7%), and Outside Fires (21.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bakersville, NC
    • 20256.7%Structure Fires
    • 7521.1%Outside Fires
    • 6217.4%Other
    • 174.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bakersville, NC
Most common first names in Bakersville, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4574.6 years
William4376.6 years
Robert3875.1 years
John3775.1 years
Frank3577.4 years
George3473.1 years
Fred3375.1 years
Charles3273.5 years
Mary3078.1 years
Ruth2277.7 years
Most common last names in Bakersville, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Buchanan15874.3 years
Ledford7473.8 years
Burleson7475.8 years
Mckinney7278.8 years
Garland6977.4 years
Greene6377.4 years
Gouge6181.7 years
Young5077.6 years
Grindstaff4974.9 years
Sparks4876.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bakersville, NC
  • 52.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 3.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bakersville, NC
  • 79.7%Electricity
  • 10.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.8%Utility gas


Bakersville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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