Barker Heights, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,254. Population change since 2000: +1.4%
Males: 561  (44.8%)
Females: 693  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 28792.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,831 (it was $26,726 in 2000)
Barker Heights:

$30,831
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,019 (it was $13,307 in 2000)

Barker Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $130,161 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Barker Heights:

$130,161
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $103,579; Detached houses: $124,701; Mobile homes: $21,944

Median gross rent in 2016: $620.

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  • Races in Barker Heights, NC (2010)

    Barker Heights races chart
    • 71056.6%White alone
    • 45636.4%Hispanic
    • 564.5%Black alone
    • 141.1%Two or more races
    • 80.6%American Indian alone
    • 60.5%Asian alone
    • 40.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barker Heights: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (23.9%), English (6.6%), Albanian (5.6%), Irish (4.1%), European (3.3%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2100 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,193 people per square mile   (low).

Barker Heights,NC real estate house value index trend

Barker Heights, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Barker Heights:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barker Heights CDP:

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 30.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 27.1%

316 residents are foreign born (18.8% Latin America).

This place:

20.5%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $810 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $612 (0.8%)

Barker Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (19.9 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (91.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (514.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hendersonville, NC (1.2 miles ), East Flat Rock, NC (1.4 miles ), Valley Hill, NC (1.6 miles ), Flat Rock, NC (1.7 miles ), Laurel Park, NC (1.8 miles ), Balfour, NC (1.8 miles ), Dana, NC (2.0 miles ), Mountain Home, NC (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.31 N, Longitude: 82.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Barker Heights household income distribution Barker Heights home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (37%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Barker Heights, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Barker Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the Barker Heights 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 49.8 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:

Barker Heights-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 99.3 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 92.1 miles away from Barker Heights 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 217.0 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 189.4 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 130.5 miles away from Barker Heights center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 134.1 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 (13).
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).
Barker Heights topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Barker Heights:

  • FOUR SEASONS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FLAT ROCK, NC)
  • PINEBROOK GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LAKEWOOD MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HENDERSONV (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • CAROLINA VILLAGE INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barker Heights:

  • North Greenville University (about 17 miles; Tigerville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 20 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 23 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Furman University (about 27 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 30 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Bob Jones University (about 31 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 34 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bat Fork (A), King Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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 2013 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 42.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.9%
(25.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
North Carolina average:

12.0

Barker Heights travel time to work - commute Barker Heights mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Barker Heights 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.5%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Barker Heights:

41.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Barker Heights:

24.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Barker Heights:

11.0%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Barker Heights:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Barker Heights:

52.8%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barker Heights, NC Residents

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 Barker Heights:

  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKP (1450 AM; 1 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: RADIO HENDERSONVILLE, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • 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.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barker Heights:

  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, 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.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Barker Heights:

  • 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.)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, 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)
  • W68DM (Channel 68; BREVARD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • 72,360Total average daily traffic
  • 13,064Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$136,3456$144,84221$174,8213$191,6630$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$105,7800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$193,3603$68,8236$142,8671$166,2801$10,150
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$120,1605$158,4080$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$218,3200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9913.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$166,1372$166,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$140,470
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9913.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (1%)

Barker Heights compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Barker Heights on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cambodia (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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