Beech Mountain, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 319 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 153  (48.2%)
Females: 166  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  65.6 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 28622.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,018 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Beech Mountain:

$71,018
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $49,303 (it was $26,799 in 2000)

Beech Mountain town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $263,208 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Beech Mountain:

$263,208
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $227,133; Detached houses: $274,662; Townhouses or other attached units: $351,249; In 2-unit structures: $440,957; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,003; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,713; Mobile homes: $67,847; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,451

Median gross rent in 2016: $867.

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  • Races in Beech Mountain, NC (2010)

    Beech Mountain races chart
    • 30495.0%White alone
    • 103.1%Hispanic
    • 30.9%Black alone
    • 30.9%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Beech Mountain: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (21.0%), English (17.3%), German (10.8%), Irish (8.5%), Italian (6.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 4200 feet

Land area: 6.65 square miles.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (very low).

Beech Mountain,NC real estate house value index trend

Beech Mountain, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Beech Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beech Mountain town:

  • Never married: 7.5%
  • Now married: 75.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

22 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.6% Oceania, 0.6% North America).

This town:

4.2%
North Carolina:

7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Beech Mountain, North Carolina as of January 21, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Beech Mountain to the number of sex offenders is 176 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,567 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,127 (0.8%)

Beech Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (28.7 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (91.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (450.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Banner Elk, NC (1.8 miles ), Seven Devils, NC (2.4 miles) , Valle Crucis, NC (2.4 miles ), Sugar Mountain, NC (2.4 miles ), Elk Park, NC (2.5 miles ), Foscoe, NC (2.7 miles ), Grandfather, NC (2.7 miles) , Newland, NC (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 33 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2006: 66 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2008: 43 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $224,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $395,000
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $410,500
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.21 N, Longitude: 81.88 W

Area code: 828

Beech Mountain household income distribution Beech Mountain home values distribution

Crime rates in Beech Mountain by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2012 2016
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100000000
per 100,000 312.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0312.5
Assaults 101000000
per 100,000 312.50.0330.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 4159886913
per 100,000 1,250.04,902.02,970.32,580.62,564.11,818.22,639.3308.6937.5
Theft 151810161522251711
per 100,000 4,687.55,882.43,300.35,161.34,807.76,666.77,331.45,246.93,437.5
Auto thefts 101012201
per 100,000 312.50.0330.00.0320.5606.1586.50.0312.5
Arson 000200000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0645.20.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.7) 576.0543.9406.6387.1397.4442.4524.9231.5321.9

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Crime rate in Beech Mountain detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

31.25
North Carolina average:

2.31
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+30.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Beech Mountain-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Beech Mountain town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Beech Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 178.8 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 119.7 miles away from Beech Mountain center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 165.1 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 65.9 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 68.8 miles away from Beech Mountain 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 67.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Avery County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beech Mountain topographic map

Birthplace of: Loretta Clawson - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Beech Mountain:

  • ROAN HIGHLANDS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN)
  • TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF AVERY COUNTY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • HIGH COUNTRY HCS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BOONE, NC)
  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BLOWING ROCK, 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beech Mountain:

  • Appalachian State University (about 12 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 28 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • King University (about 31 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 34 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 36 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 36 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 40 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)

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Notable location: Ponds of the Beech (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grassy Gap Creek (A), Cannon Branch (B), Bear Branch (C), Pond Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2013 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
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.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.0%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.9%
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: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
North Carolina average:

12.0

Beech Mountain travel time to work - commute Beech Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Beech Mountain town (based on Avery County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,71147
Mainline Protestant98013
Catholic3901
Black Protestant1721
Other962
None10,204-
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
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Beech Mountain:

58.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Beech Mountain:

57.9%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Beech Mountain:

27.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.2%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.9%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.6%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Beech Mountain:

63.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Beech Mountain:

80.0%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beech Mountain, NC Residents
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 2$8,270$49,6201$996
Other Government Administration 7$11,614$19,9100$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$32,791$39,3490$0
Police - Other 4$11,087$33,2611$775
Firefighters 1$3,941$47,2920$0
Streets and Highways 11$32,433$35,3810$0
Solid Waste Management 5$11,955$28,6920$0
Sewerage 2$5,638$33,8280$0
Parks and Recreation 6$3,782$7,5646$2,307
Water Supply 9$28,042$37,3890$0
Other and Unallocable 2$3,999$23,9940$0
Totals for Government 59$153,552$31,2318$4,078

Beech Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $135,000 ($423.20)
    General: $125,000 ($391.85)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($357.37)
    Water Utilities: $85,000 ($266.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $570,000 ($1786.83)
    Sewerage: $451,000 ($1413.79)
    Central Staff Services: $408,000 ($1279.00)
    Regular Highways: $393,000 ($1231.97)
    Water Utilities: $193,000 ($605.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $177,000 ($554.86)
    General - Other: $173,000 ($542.32)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($175.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($81.50)
    Fire Protection: $25,000 ($78.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $76,000 ($238.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $130,000 ($407.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($316.61)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($125.39)
    Police Protection: $36,000 ($112.85)
    Central Staff: $17,000 ($53.29)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($31.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($18.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($18.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $956,000 ($2996.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($94.04)

Beech Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $568,000 ($1780.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000 ($661.44)
    All Other: $55,000 ($172.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($31.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $59,000 ($184.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $52,000 ($163.01)
    Special Assessments: $49,000 ($153.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($103.45)
    Rents: $3,000 ($9.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $244,000 ($764.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $121,000 ($379.31)
    General Support: $99,000 ($310.34)
    All Other: $83,000 ($260.19)
  • Tax - Property: $1,601,000 ($5018.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $134,000 ($420.06)
    NEC: $9,000 ($28.21)

Beech Mountain government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $495,000 ($1551.72)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,265,000 ($3965.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $440,000 ($1379.31)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $279,000 ($874.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $818,000 ($2564.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $168,000 ($526.65)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($169.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,094,000 ($6564.26)

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 Beech Mountain:

  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, 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.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWLAND, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WATA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beech Mountain:

  • 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)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Beech Mountain:

  • 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 350Total average daily traffic
  • 20Total average daily truck traffic
  • 700Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Atop Beech Mountain (Lat: 36.185167 Lon: -81.880333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.6 m, Overall height: 11.5 m, Call Sign: WSY260
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.007 MHzGrant Date: 08/10/2012, Expiration Date: 09/22/2022, Certifier: B L BrownRegistrant: High Country Communications, Inc., Linville, NC 28646, Phone: (828) 733-1822, Fax: (828) 733-3651, Email:
  • Lat: 36.215417 Lon: -81.887806, Call Sign: WPYP785
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2013, Expiration Date: 09/24/2023, Certifier: Rory EllingtonRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Beech Mountain, Lat: 36.163917 Lon: -81.878917, Call Sign: WQJL605
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2008, Expiration Date: 10/23/2018, Certifier: Michael BoazRegistrant: Sensus Metering Systems, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • GB72XC801, 301 Pinnacle Inn Road (Lat: 36.187389 Lon: -81.867389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 28.3 m, Call Sign: WQQU687
    Assigned Frequencies: 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2014, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KF4UTF, Licensee ID: L00342775, Grant Date: 10/24/2007, Expiration Date: 11/19/2017, Registrant: Robert F Long, 101 Pinnacle Ridge Road, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
  • Call Sign: WA1SNW, Licensee ID: L01181617, Grant Date: 08/15/2006, Expiration Date: 08/15/2016, Registrant: Scott W Hippen, 156 Wild Daisy Lane, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
  • Call Sign: KI4ULJ, Licensee ID: L01258503, Grant Date: 03/19/2007, Expiration Date: 03/19/2017, Certifier: Lawrence E Miller, Registrant: Lawrence E Miller, 235 Lakeledge Road, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
  • Call Sign: KM4AYY, Licensee ID: L01863744, Grant Date: 05/06/2014, Expiration Date: 05/06/2024, Certifier: Paul J Tavilla, Registrant: Paul J Tavilla, 110 Saint Andrews Rd, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

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

BEECH MOUNTAIN, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,418, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-13-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-21-2006 to DEC-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - 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 (SEP-21-2006)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Beech Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:

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