Beargrass, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +34.0%
Males: 25  (35.9%)
Females: 46  (64.1%)
Median resident age:  31.5 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 27892

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,844 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Beargrass:

$46,844
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,170 (it was $18,562 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,701 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Beargrass:

$87,701
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $97,508; Detached houses: $97,144

Median gross rent in 2016: $636.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Beargrass: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (52.2%), Irish (17.4%), European (10.9%), English (2.2%), German (2.2%), Welsh (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (very low).

Beargrass, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Beargrass:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beargrass town:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $793 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,658 (1.2%)

Beargrass satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (17.8 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (85.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (312.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Everetts, NC (2.3 miles) , Williamston, NC (2.6 miles ), Robersonville, NC (2.8 miles ), Stokes, NC (2.9 miles ), Parmele, NC (3.3 miles ), Hassell, NC (3.6 miles) , Hamilton, NC (3.6 miles ), Jamesville, NC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.77 N, Longitude: 77.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Beargrass household income distribution Beargrass home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (35%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (33%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Beargrass, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beargrass-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the Beargrass town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beargrass-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from Beargrass center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 262.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 331.2 miles away from Beargrass center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 131.2 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 Martin County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beargrass topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Beargrass:

  • LIFE, INC TWIN ACRES GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF MARTIN COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • MARTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • ALBEMARLE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILLIAMSTON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC BEAUFORT HEIGHTS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)
  • RIVER TRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WASHINGTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beargrass:

  • East Carolina University (about 18 miles; Greenville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 22 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 27 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 45 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Craven Community College (about 46 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Nash Community College (about 46 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Wayne Community College (about 53 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)

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Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 72.5. This is about average.

City:

72.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.265. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.265
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.98
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 41.9%
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.7% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
North Carolina average:

12.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Beargrass town (based on Martin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,44544
Mainline Protestant2,42627
Black Protestant9668
Catholic3811
Other22-
None12,265-
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: 5
Martin County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Martin County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Martin County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

8.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

34.2%
North Carolina:

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

16.3%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$312
Totals for Government 0$0 1$312

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($84.51)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($70.42)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($56.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($98.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($126.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($1126.76)

4.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,731 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
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 Pitt County, NC  1.08% ($25,478 average AGI)
from Beaufort County, NC  0.38% ($25,594)
from Bertie County, NC  0.28% ($23,125)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Pitt County, NC  1.43% ($25,618 average AGI)
to Beaufort County, NC  0.29% ($25,240)
to Washington County, NC  0.29% ($23,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beargrass:

  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIAM (900 AM; 1 kW; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJPI (1470 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES INC..)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTE (990 AM; 1 kW; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beargrass:

  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WCZI (98.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WIAM-FM (98.9 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WPNC-FM (95.9 FM; PLYMOUTH, NC; Owner: DURLYN BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WURB (97.7 FM; WINDSOR, NC; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Beargrass:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • 1,620Total average daily traffic
  • 96Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,240Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Erik Brooks, State Road 1106 (Lat: 35.776194 Lon: -77.139778), Type: 73.2, Structure height: 37117 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100
  • Erik Brooks, State Road 1106 (Lat: 35.776194 Lon: -77.139778), Type: 73.2, Structure height: 37117 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100
  • Erik Brooks, State Road 1106 (Lat: 35.776194 Lon: -77.139778), Type: 73.2, Structure height: 37117 m, Overall height: 70.1 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, NW, SUITE 1100

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)

Beargrass compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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