Balfour, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,187. Population change since 2000: -1.1%
Males: 600  (50.6%)
Females: 587  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  52.4 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28791, 28792.

Balfour Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,671 (it was $28,889 in 2000)
Balfour:

$43,671
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,654 (it was $16,010 in 2000)

Balfour CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $148,265 (it was $98,700 in 2000)
Balfour:

$148,265
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $613.

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  • Races in Balfour, NC (2010)

    Balfour races chart
    • 96181.0%White alone
    • 14312.0%Hispanic
    • 383.2%Black alone
    • 211.8%Two or more races
    • 121.0%Asian alone
    • 60.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Balfour: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (16.9%), United States (15.9%), German (13.6%), Irish (10.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.9%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2200 feet

Land area: 1.84 square miles.

Population density: 645 people per square mile   (low).

Balfour,NC real estate house value index trend

Balfour, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Balfour:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Balfour CDP:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

83 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America, 2.0% Asia).

This place:

5.7%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $960 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $295 (0.4%)

Balfour satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (16.8 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (93.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (514.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hendersonville, NC (1.4 miles ), Mountain Home, NC (1.5 miles ), Laurel Park, NC (1.6 miles ), Barker Heights, NC (1.8 miles ), Valley Hill, NC (1.8 miles ), Horse Shoe, NC (2.1 miles ), East Flat Rock, NC (2.3 miles ), Flat Rock, NC (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.35 N, Longitude: 82.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Balfour household income distribution Balfour home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (62%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Balfour, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Balfour, North Carolina average temperatures Balfour, North Carolina average precipitation Balfour, North Carolina humidity Balfour, North Carolina wind speed Balfour, North Carolina snowfall Balfour, North Carolina sunshine Balfour, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Balfour-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.0 miles away from the Balfour 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 51.3 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:

Balfour-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 102.0 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 89.2 miles away from Balfour 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 213.8 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 188.2 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 128.4 miles away from Balfour center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 131.9 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 Henderson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Balfour:

  • THE LAURELS OF HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • HENDERSONVILLE RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HENDERSONV (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • CAROLINA VILLAGE INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Balfour:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 17 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 20 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • North Greenville University (about 21 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Furman University (about 30 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 32 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Bob Jones University (about 34 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 37 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

Public high schools in Balfour:

Public elementary/middle schools in Balfour:

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Notable location: State Prison Camp Number 124 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Clear Creek (A), Brittain Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Balfour: Berkeley Ball Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Henderson 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 2012 was 68.8. This is about average.

City:

68.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 47.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
112 people in state prisons in 2000

Balfour compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
North Carolina average:

12.4

Balfour travel time to work - commute Balfour mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Balfour CDP (based on Henderson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,836111
Mainline Protestant10,94429
Catholic6,3291
Other1,3518
Black Protestant5384
Orthodox651
None53,659-
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: 22
Henderson County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Henderson County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Henderson County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Here:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Henderson County:

25.8%
North Carolina:

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

16.4%
State:

15.6%

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buncombe County, NC  1.75% ($38,312 average AGI)
from Transylvania County, NC  0.28% ($31,369)
from Polk County, NC  0.14% ($19,351)


5.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buncombe County, NC  1.49% ($38,845 average AGI)
to Transylvania County, NC  0.26% ($30,000)
to Greenville County, SC  0.17% ($45,206)

Strongest AM radio stations in Balfour:

  • WHKP (1450 AM; 1 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: RADIO HENDERSONVILLE, INC.)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Balfour:

  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Balfour:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • W68DM (Channel 68; BREVARD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 14,400Total average daily traffic
  • 1,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Stony Mtn, 2690 Asheville Hwy (#21577) (Lat: 35.354583 Lon: -82.473722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 74.4 m, Overall height: 75.6 m, Call Sign: WQLY498
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz, 17935.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2010, Expiration Date: 05/26/2020, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

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
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$166,10410$159,46052$149,2572$103,9706$161,6950$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$98,4304$115,9650$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$147,6502$132,57522$175,5000$01$71,3601$177,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$107,97014$154,2390$02$102,7401$71,980
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$53,5205$177,1780$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9909.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$145,8001$161,1800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$75,6700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$156,2601$156,260
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$205,4800$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9909.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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