Belwood, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 934 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 447  (47.9%)
Females: 487  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28090.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,576 (it was $31,471 in 2000)
Belwood:

$36,576
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,538 (it was $14,323 in 2000)

Belwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,019 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Belwood:

$90,019
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $134,502; Detached houses: $167,015; Townhouses or other attached units: $131,009; Mobile homes: $65,933

Median gross rent in 2012: $520.

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Belwood races chart
  • White alone - 869 (91.5%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (4.1%)
  • Black alone - 23 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Belwood: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.6%), German (16.8%), French (4.7%), Irish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), English (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 984 feet

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 76 people per square mile   (very low).

Belwood,NC real estate house value index trend

Belwood, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Belwood:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Belwood town:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

149 residents are foreign born

This town:  12.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $737 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.7%)

Belwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (24.5 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (43.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (467.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fallston, NC (1.9 miles ), Laurel Hill, NC (2.3 miles ), Lawndale, NC (2.3 miles ), Casar, NC (2.5 miles ), Polkville, NC (2.9 miles ), Dellview, NC (2.9 miles) , Waco, NC (3.1 miles ), Kingstown, NC (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 81.51 W

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

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +331 (+52.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Belwood, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Belwood-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Belwood town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Belwood-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 124.3 miles away from the city 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 231.4 miles away from Belwood center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 194.9 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 118.7 miles away from Belwood center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 121.0 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 Cleveland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Belwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Belwood:

  • PEAK RESOURCES-CHERRYVILLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CHERRYVILLE, NC)
  • CLEVELAND PINES NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE CLEVELAND COUNTY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • PEAK RESOURCES - SHELBY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • DCI SHELBY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • CLEVELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SHELBY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belwood:

  • Cleveland Community College (about 15 miles; Shelby, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,541)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 20 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 20 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Gaston College (about 22 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 25 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 26 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)

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Churches in Belwood include: Kadesh Church (A), Normans Grove Church (B), Knob Creek Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Branch (A), Little Creek (B), Glenn Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cleveland 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 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.86
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.35
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.1%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 79.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 77.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
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: 0.5% of all households

Belwood compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Belwood town (based on Cleveland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.61%
Here: 62.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents70.9%14.0%3.0%2.0%1.8%
Congregations52.0%21.7%4.0%4.0%1.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.0%0.8%3.7%
Congregations1.7%2.3%1.7%1.1%10.3%
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: 18
Cleveland County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Cleveland County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Cleveland County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cleveland County:

29.7%
North Carolina:

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

8.3%
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 0$0 1$210
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$766
Totals for Government 0$0 2$976

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $29,000 ($31.05)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($11.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($12.85)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000 ($10.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($2.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($13.92)
    Rents: $10,000 ($10.71)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($70.66)

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
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 Gaston County, NC  1.20% ($29,391 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.39% ($33,484)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.32% ($30,515)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gaston County, NC  1.26% ($29,421 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.48% ($30,006)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.37% ($29,451)

Strongest AM radio stations in Belwood:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., 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.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belwood:

  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Belwood:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 117
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 3,680

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Nc Hwy 18 Fallston Rd (Lat: 35.474583 Lon: -81.509806), Call Sign: KNAM827, Licensee ID: L00045750
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2001, Expiration Date: 03/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2011
    Registrant: Joseph L Hoyle, 126 St Peters Church Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090, Phone: (704) 538-3694

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