Banner Elk, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 1,067 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.6%
Males: 639  (60.0%)
Females: 428  (40.0%)
Median resident age:  22.0 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28604.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,112 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Banner Elk:

$49,112
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,733 (it was $12,725 in 2000)

Banner Elk town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $337,627 (it was $156,300 in 2000)
Banner Elk:

$337,627
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $258,329; Detached houses: $262,533; Townhouses or other attached units: $326,813; Mobile homes: $73,533

Median gross rent in 2012: $954.

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  • White alone - 881 (85.7%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (5.6%)
  • Black alone - 56 (5.4%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.10%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Banner Elk: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Irish (8.8%), English (7.9%), United States (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3739 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 894 people per square mile   (low).

Banner Elk,NC real estate house value index trend

Banner Elk, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Banner Elk:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.2%
  • Unemployed: 35.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Banner Elk town:

  • Never married: 62.7%
  • Now married: 30.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 3.3%

53 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.1% Oceania, 0.9% Asia).

This town:  4.5%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Banner Elk, North Carolina as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Banner Elk to the number of sex offenders is 99 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,958 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,313 (0.4%)

Banner Elk satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (30.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (88.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (452.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sugar Mountain, NC (1.6 miles ), Beech Mountain, NC (1.8 miles ), Seven Devils, NC (1.9 miles) , Grandfather, NC (2.1 miles) , Foscoe, NC (2.4 miles ), Newland, NC (2.4 miles ), Elk Park, NC (2.5 miles ), Valle Crucis, NC (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $224,100

Latitude: 36.16 N, Longitude: 81.87 W

Area code: 828

Banner Elk household income distribution Banner Elk home values distribution

Crime rates in Banner Elk by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0110.50.00.00.0
Rapes 00002020100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0211.40.0223.50.0105.90.00.0
Robberies 00000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.096.10.0
Assaults 00012030152
per 100,000 0.00.00.0111.2211.40.0335.20.0105.9480.3194.4
Burglaries 7749884127114
per 100,000 848.5835.3468.41001.1845.7818.8446.91326.0741.51056.7388.7
Thefts 1522132215272112182338
per 100,000 1818.22625.31522.22447.21585.62763.62346.41326.01906.82209.43692.9
Auto thefts 00003431000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0317.1409.4335.2110.50.00.00.0
Arson 10000000000
per 100,000 121.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 121.4150.286.1174.8330.3184.4365.6345.3215.2264.0196.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Banner Elk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.75
North Carolina average:

2.37
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -276 (-25.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

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

Average climate in Banner Elk, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Banner Elk town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 41.7 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Banner Elk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% 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 181.8 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 119.6 miles away from Banner Elk center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.0 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 69.2 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 72.0 miles away from Banner Elk 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 71.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Avery County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Charles Winters (journalist) - Journalist and media developer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Banner Elk:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF BANNER ELK (185 NORWOOD HOLLOW ROAD PO BOX 2199)
  • REGENCY HEALTH CARE CENTER (NORWOOD HOLLOW RD BOX 187)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Banner Elk:

  • TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF AVERY COUNTY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • ROAN HIGHLANDS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN)
  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BLOWING ROCK, NC)
  • HIGH COUNTRY HCS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BOONE, NC)
  • WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BOONE, NC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WATAUGA COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BOONE, NC)

Airports and heliports located in Banner Elk:

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College/University in Banner Elk:

  • Lees-McRae College (Full-time enrollment: 813; Location: 191 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lmc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Banner Elk:

  • Appalachian State University (about 12 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 30 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 31 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 32 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • King University (about 34 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 38 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 39 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)

Private elementary/middle school in Banner Elk:

  • HIGH COUNTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 6; Location: 1551 TYNECASTLE HWY; Grades: 2 - 7)
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Church in Banner Elk: Valley Haven Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Mill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Hotels: Beech Manor Management Office (608 Beech Mountain Parkway), Best Western Mountain Lodge (1615 Tynecastle Highway), Archers Mountain Inn (2489 Beech Mountain Parkway), Beech Mountain Slopeside Rentals Inc (503 Beech Mountain Parkway).

Court: King's Court Fax Line (4531 Tynecastle).

Avery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 61.0. This is better than average.

City:

61.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.14

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

BANNER ELK, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,407, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-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)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-27-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE (Address: BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE , Population served: 343, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-1994), Fed Public Notif requested (AUG-22-1994), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-23-1994), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (AUG-31-1995), Fed Other (AUG-31-1995)
THE ARTISANAL RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
THE OLD COUNTRY STORE AT HEADWATERS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOLSTON PRESBYTERIAN CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ELK VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
JACKALOPE`S VIEW (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SUGAR MOUNTAIN LODGING INC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • GREEN MANSIONS VILLAGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINVILLE HEIGHTS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.4%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.2%
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: 1.7% of all households
371 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Banner Elk in 2000:

  • 339 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banner Elk compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Banner Elk (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Tynecastle Branch at 4501 Tynecastle Hwy Unit 15, branch established on 2004/08/31. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Banner Elk Main Branch at 330 Main Street East, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Highlands Union Bank: Banner Elk Branch at 115 Main Street East, branch established on 2004/02/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $620.6 mil, Deposits: $516.2 mil, headquarters in Abingdon, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Banner Elk Branch at 1667 Tynecastle Hwy, branch established on 1984/06/25. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Carter County Bank of Elizabethton, Tennessee: Banner Elk Branch at Highway 105, branch established on 2004/05/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $270.3 mil, Deposits: $208.3 mil, headquarters in Elizabethton, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Carter County Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Banner Elk travel time to work - commute Banner Elk mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Banner Elk town (based on Avery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.53%
Here: 46.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents54.5%11.2%7.7%7.2%4.9%
Congregations39.1%11.6%14.5%5.8%1.4%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.1%2.6%2.3%1.7%4.8%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.8%1.4%14.5%
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: 5
Avery County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Avery County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Avery County:

26.5%
North Carolina:

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

16.0%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 3$10,404$41,6163$4,722
Other Government Administration 8$9,735$14,6031$1,140
Police Protection - Officers 9$32,765$43,6870$0
Streets and Highways 2$8,336$50,0161$1,457
Sewerage 1$4,167$50,0041$1,063
Water Supply 1$4,167$50,0041$1,063
Other and Unallocable 11$16,428$17,9210$0
Totals for Government 35$86,002$29,4867$9,445

Banner Elk government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,075,000 ($1007.50)
    Water Utilities: $461,000 ($432.05)
    General Public Buildings: $177,000 ($165.89)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($70.29)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($30.93)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $374,000 ($350.52)
    Sewerage: $262,000 ($245.55)
    Central Staff Services: $142,000 ($133.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000 ($131.21)
    Water Utilities: $112,000 ($104.97)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($64.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($44.05)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($38.43)
    General Public Buildings: $29,000 ($27.18)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($11.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($14.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $63,000 ($59.04)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($25.30)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($12.18)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($3.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $715,000 ($670.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($78.73)

Banner Elk government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $591,000 ($553.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($83.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $769,000 ($720.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $268,000 ($251.17)
    Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($31.87)
    All Other: $13,000 ($12.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $83,000 ($77.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $48,000 ($44.99)
    Rents: $13,000 ($12.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($1.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $253,000 ($237.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $163,000 ($152.76)
    General Local Government Support: $72,000 ($67.48)
    Highways: $42,000 ($39.36)
  • Tax - Property: $542,000 ($507.97)
    Other License: $25,000 ($23.43)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,000 ($3.75)

Banner Elk government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,865,000 ($6433.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,809,000 ($6381.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $876,000 ($820.99)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $820,000 ($768.51)

Banner Elk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,061,000 ($3806.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,669,000 ($1564.20)

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,121 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Watauga County, NC  0.79% ($31,256 average AGI)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.39% ($25,571)
from Carter County, TN  0.31% ($25,824)


6.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
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 Watauga County, NC  0.95% ($30,981 average AGI)
to Mitchell County, NC  0.42% ($22,478)
to Carter County, TN  0.40% ($27,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Banner Elk:

  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWLAND, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTOE (1470 AM; 5 kW; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WATA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Banner Elk:

  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Banner Elk:

  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W65DT (Channel 65; BOONE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLNN-LP (Channel 24; BOONE, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA INC.)

Banner Elk fatal accident list:

Jun 21, 2002 01:17 PM, Sr-184, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 29, 1980 02:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 300
Total average daily truck traffic: 21
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 600

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 303 Sugar Top Drive (Lat: 36.122056 Lon: -81.869278), Type: Building, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN631
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Beech Mountain, 3.2 Km Nw Of (Lat: 36.184861 Lon: -81.880389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN881
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1024, Beech Mt., Beech Mountain Parkway (Lat: 36.186806 Lon: -81.872611), Type: 36.5, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 8889284737, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1024, Beech Mt., Beech Mountain Parkway (Lat: 36.186806 Lon: -81.872611), Type: 36.5, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 8889284737, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Banner Elk, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • HP-1108, Linville, Grandmother Mountain Road (Lat: 36.063889 Lon: -81.842222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 127 m, Call Sign: WQNJ333
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/22/2021, 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:
  • GB72XC800, 2098 Balm Highway (Lat: 36.167333 Lon: -81.837833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQQU685
    Assigned Frequencies: 18015.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • BEECH MTN, On Top Of Pinnacles Of The Beach (Lat: 36.184833 Lon: -81.880389), Overall height: 18.9 m, Call Sign: WLS646
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002
    Registrant: Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation, Hwy 194 N, West Jefferson, NC 28694

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Elk River Airport (Lat: 36.153194 Lon: -81.879556), Call Sign: WRLB3024
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.32051 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/1994, Expiration Date: 07/12/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Elk River Development Corporation, Hwy 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Elk River Property Owners Assoc-Private Landing Area- Highway 194 (Lat: 36.158333 Lon: -81.891111), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPVM528, Licensee ID: L00050289
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2007, Expiration Date: 07/16/2017, Certifier: Scott Heath
    Registrant: Elk River Property Owners\' Association

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Banner Elk)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Banner Elk)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Banner Elk

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Banner Elk, NC
Businesses in Banner Elk, NC
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Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Decora Cabinetry2McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts1Quiznos1
FedEx3Subway1
H&R Block1UPS2
Kincaid1Vans1
Lowe's1

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