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Population in 2012: 456 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.7%
Males: 249  (54.7%)
Females: 207  (45.3%)

Median resident age:  45.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28705.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,571 (it was $19,286 in 2000)
Bakersville:

$17,571
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,786

Bakersville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,327 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Bakersville:

$110,327
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $99,120; Detached houses: $121,761; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,718; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $60,641; Mobile homes: $40,574

Median gross rent in 2012: $517.

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  • White alone - 433 (93.3%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bakersville: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (27.1%), United States (12.9%), German (12.4%), English (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (6.2%), Scottish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Land area: 0.75 square miles.

Population density: 606 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bakersville:

  • High school or higher: 57.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 24.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bakersville town:

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 16.5%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Bakersville, North Carolina as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bakersville to the number of sex offenders is 41 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $517 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $450 (0.4%)

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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

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+7.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Bakersville-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 32% 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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 Bakersville center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from Bakersville center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Waddell Wilson - NASCAR crew chief.


Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 9 miles away; SPRUCE PINE, NC)

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Local government website: www.bakersville.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bakersville:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 24 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 11,642)
  • Appalachian State University (about 31 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 36 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Tusculum College (about 36 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 36 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 39 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 40 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)

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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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 22.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.59

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

BAKERSVILLE, TOWN OF (Address: TOWN OF BAKERSVILLE , Population served: 695, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - 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)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and APR-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and APR-25-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2002)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
MITCHELL CO SENOIR CITIZEN CTR (Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2002), St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-08-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
MTN VIEW FAMILY RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2003), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-13-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUN-11-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
P & R UNLIMITED INC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-07-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 46.8%
(47.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bakersville, NC


10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Bakersville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bakersville travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bakersville town (based on Mitchell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.94%
Here70.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic Church
Adherents80.3%4.9%3.3%2.6%1.8%
Congregations58.6%5.2%10.3%8.6%1.7%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.6%1.5%1.1%1.0%1.8%
Congregations1.7%1.7%1.7%3.4%6.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This 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
Here:

13.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

26.2%
North Carolina:

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

11.9%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,103$25,2360$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,796
Streets and Highways 1$1,506$18,0720$0
Totals for Government 2$3,609$21,6542$1,796

Bakersville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $314,000 ($688.60)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $86,000 ($188.60)
    Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($164.47)
    Police Protection: $51,000 ($111.84)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($81.14)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($78.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($50.44)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($37.28)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($46.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $89,000 ($195.18)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($8.77)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($8.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($175.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($8.77)

Bakersville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $82,000 ($179.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($10.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $38,000 ($83.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($72.37)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($10.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($76.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $418,000 ($916.67)
    General Support: $22,000 ($48.25)
    Highways: $15,000 ($32.89)
  • Tax - Property: $141,000 ($309.21)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($15.35)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.19)

Bakersville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($129.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $349,000 ($765.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $341,000 ($747.81)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($122.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $8,000 ($17.54)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($6.58)

Bakersville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $292,000 ($640.35)

4.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,123 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Yancey County, NC  0.62% ($22,273 average AGI)
from McDowell County, NC  0.49% ($25,731)
from Avery County, NC  0.38% ($34,350)


4.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yancey County, NC  0.65% ($23,143 average AGI)
to McDowell County, NC  0.54% ($27,448)
to Avery County, NC  0.30% ($14,750)

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:

May 5, 2011 06:59 PM, Rp-1211, Lat: 36.03521944, Lon: -82.06933056, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 13, 1985 06:15 PM, 261, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,490
Total average daily truck traffic: 589
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 16,980


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 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:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Stewart Road (Lat: 35.949944 Lon: -82.124806), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2029553000, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW SUITE 100
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Stewart Road (Lat: 35.949944 Lon: -82.124806), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Stephanie.Terrell@uscellular.Com, 8410 WEST BRYN MAWR AVE. SUITE 700
  • 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: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • 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: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Locust Mountain 5 Mi E (Lat: 36.016778 Lon: -82.118167), Call Sign: WNSO689
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/08/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • Locust Knob Rt 2 (Lat: 36.033722 Lon: -82.202083), Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: KWE558
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/29/2021
    Registrant: Apco International Inc Licensing Service 101510 Jl, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Locust Knob Rt 2 (Lat: 36.033722 Lon: -82.202083), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNXV380
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/04/2012, Expiration Date: 09/29/2022
    Registrant: Apco International Inc Licensing Service 101510 Jl, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:
  • Route 2 (Lat: 36.033611 Lon: -81.202222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WNMC847
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.800 MHz, 462.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 04/03/2022, Certifier: John Walrath
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Call Sign: WPZQ723, Licensee ID: L00332093
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/23/2014, Certifier: Christopher A Bertolini
    Registrant: Hcc Of Banner Elk Inc, Linville, NC 28646, Phone: (828) 733-1822
  • Call Sign: WPZW699
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2004, Expiration Date: 03/30/2014, Certifier: Christopher A Bertonlini
    Registrant: Hcc Of Banner Elk Inc, Linville, NC 28646-0100, Phone: (828) 733-1822
  • Lat: 35.965639 Lon: -82.115139, Call Sign: WQOY681
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, 159.900 MHz, 151.520 MHz, 159.645 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2012, Expiration Date: 03/06/2022, Certifier: Richard A Spurling
    Registrant: Communication Service, Inc., 216 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 254-1947, Fax: (828) 253-2730, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • LEDGER, Stewart Road (Lat: 35.949944 Lon: -82.124806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WPXE757
    Assigned Frequencies: 10562.5 MHz, 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, 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: 11/06/2008, Expiration Date: 11/06/2018, 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: 6835.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, 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: 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • 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:

5
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Jack H Riley, 149 Upper Dale Hill Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705
  • Aircraft: CESSNA UC-78 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: LYCOMING R680 (215 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 61777 , Serial Number: 6551, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): E E Greasamar, Rd 1, Bakersville, NC 28705
  • Aircraft: BILSAM AVIATION IND SP.Z0.0 SKY CRUISER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75240 , Serial Number: SCB-001-004, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/2008
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Oscar A Bailey, Po Box 59, Bakersville, NC 28705, Other Owners: Shirley S Bailey
  • Aircraft: KITFOX II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 8610X , Serial Number: 004
    Registrant (Individual): Jame P Webb, 870 Highway 261, Bakersville, NC 28705
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Mountaineer Aviation LLC, 561 Hwy 261, Bakersville, NC 28705


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 10

Incident types - Bakersville


See full 2006 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

Businesses in Bakersville, NC

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

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