Bennett, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 282.
Males: 135  (48.1%)
Females: 147  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 27208.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $77,906
Bennett:

$77,906
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $53,176

Bennett CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $396,700
Bennett:

$396,700
NC:

$280,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $467,286; detached houses: $513,248; townhouses or other attached units: $397,692; in 2-unit structures: $367,119; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $351,737; mobile homes: $118,654
March 2022 cost of living index in Bennett: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 13.6%

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According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Bennett, North Carolina as of May 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bennett is 46 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (27.0%), Irish (25.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: High Point, NC (37.9 miles , pop. 85,839).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (38.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (389.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Robbins, NC (3.1 miles ),
Siler City, NC (3.5 miles ),
Goldston, NC (3.5 miles ),
Ramseur, NC (3.6 miles ),
Seagrove, NC (3.6 miles ),
Gulf, NC (3.8 miles),
Franklinville, NC (3.9 miles ),
Staley, NC (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.57 N, Longitude: 79.54 W

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in Bennett, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Bennett, NC in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.8%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.5. This is better than average.

City:

58.5
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0848. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0848
U.S.:

1.5147
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Bennett-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Bennett place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.3 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bennett-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Bennett center
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 204.3 miles away from Bennett center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 166.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from Bennett center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bennett:

  • SILER CITY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SILER CITY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bennett:

  • Randolph Community College (about 18 miles; Asheboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,528)
  • Central Carolina Community College (about 24 miles; Sanford, NC; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 26 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • Alamance Community College (about 37 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 37 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Guilford Technical Community College (about 37 miles; Jamestown, NC; FT enrollment: 13,068)
  • Elon University (about 38 miles; Elon, NC; FT enrollment: 6,403)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bennett:

  • BENNETT SCHOOL (Location: 61 RANDOLPH STREET, Grades: PK-8)
  • HIGHFALLS ELEMENTARY (Location: 1220 NC HWY 22, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Bennett

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Chatham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Bennett (2011 data):

  • First Bank: Bennett Branch at Chatham And Carthage Streets, branch established on 1982/11/08. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Bennett:

Marital status in Bennett, NC
  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 22.7%

For population 25 years and over in Bennett:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.9
North Carolina average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bennett, NC (based on Chatham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,53564
Mainline Protestant5,71338
Black Protestant4,13721
Catholic1,0661
Other2144
None36,840-
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: 13
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Chatham County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Chatham County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
This county:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Chatham County:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.6%
North Carolina:

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

21.0%
State:

15.6%

Strongest AM radio stations in Bennett:

  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKXR (1260 AM; 5 kW; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: RANDOLPH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNCA (1570 AM; 1 kW; SILER CITY, NC; Owner: CHATHAM BROADCASTING CO., INC. OF SILER CITY)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bennett:

  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTJY (89.5 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WFJA (105.5 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WWGP BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Bennett:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 187ft / 56.6mTotal length
  • 10,850Total average daily traffic
  • 690Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,700Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bennett, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bennett, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bennett)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KG4FSV, Licensee ID: L00186133, Grant Date: 10/16/2019, Expiration Date: 12/21/2029, Certifier: Dwain M Gullion, Registrant: Dwain M Gullion, 252 Liberty Rd E, Bennett, NC 27208

  • Call Sign: K4WVR, Previous Call Sign: N4GOP, Licensee ID: L01023236, Grant Date: 09/20/2019, Expiration Date: 11/20/2029, Certifier: Eric M Weaver Sr., Registrant: Eric M Weaver Sr., 6286 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Bennett, NC 27208

  • Call Sign: KK4ETU, Licensee ID: L01667636, Grant Date: 10/13/2021, Expiration Date: 10/18/2031, Certifier: Christina M Mccormick, Registrant: Christina M Weaver, 6286 Pleasant Grove Chucrh, Bennett, NC 27208

  • Call Sign: KQ4DHX, Licensee ID: L02598749, Grant Date: 09/20/2022, Expiration Date: 09/20/2032, Certifier: Dana Dean, Registrant: Dana Dean, 326 Powers Country Ln, Bennett, NC 27208


2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 25 took place in 2014, and the least - 2 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bennett, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.7%), and Other (21.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bennett, NC
    • 11653.7%Structure Fires
    • 4621.3%Other
    • 4319.9%Outside Fires
    • 115.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bennett, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bennett, NC
  • 55.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 44.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bennett, NC
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bennett 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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