Bent Creek, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,287. Population change since 2000: -7.3%
Males: 574  (44.6%)
Females: 713  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28806.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,151 (it was $49,375 in 2000)
Bent Creek:

$63,151
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,139 (it was $22,138 in 2000)

Bent Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $216,285 (it was $115,600 in 2000)
Bent Creek:

$216,285
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $235,467; Detached houses: $267,012; Mobile homes: $8,506

Median gross rent in 2012: $867.

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Bent Creek races chart
  • White alone - 1,220 (94.8%)
  • Hispanic - 37 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bent Creek: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.2%), English (20.4%), Irish (16.8%), United States (12.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2200 feet

Land area: 2.21 square miles.

Population density: 582 people per square mile   (low).

Bent Creek,NC real estate house value index trend

Bent Creek, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Bent Creek:

  • High school or higher: 101.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bent Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 5.8%
  • Now married: 73.6%
  • Separated: 10.8%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

108 residents are foreign born

This place:  6.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,131 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,102 (0.5%)

Bent Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (5.8 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (102.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (512.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Avery Creek, NC (1.9 miles ), Biltmore Forest, NC (2.1 miles ), Asheville, NC (2.4 miles ), Royal Pines, NC (2.5 miles ), Fletcher, NC (2.8 miles ), Mills River, NC (2.9 miles ), Woodfin, NC (3.0 miles ), Hoopers Creek, NC (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.51 N, Longitude: 82.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Bent Creek household income distribution Bent Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Bent Creek, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bent Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 48.0 miles away from the Bent Creek 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 58.1 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:

Bent Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 113.4 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 78.6 miles away from Bent Creek 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 200.6 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 184.9 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 119.4 miles away from Bent Creek center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 123.2 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 Buncombe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bent Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bent Creek:

  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE ASHEVILLE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • ASTON PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • STONECREEK HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • VICTORIA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • IRENE WORTHAM RESIDENTIAL CENTER-ROSE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • IWRC-DOGWOOD (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • BILTMORE MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ASHEVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bent Creek:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 6 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 8 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Western Carolina University (about 34 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • North Greenville University (about 34 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 42 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Furman University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Bob Jones University (about 47 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)

Public high school in Bent Creek:

  • Erwin High (Location: 60 Lees Creek Road; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bent Creek:

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Reservoir: Bent Creek Ranch Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Buncombe 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 2012 was 72.4. This is about average.

City:

72.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 47.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.7%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 49.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
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: 0.0% of all households
3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010

Bent Creek compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bent Creek travel time to work - commute Bent Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Solar energy (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bent Creek CDP (based on Buncombe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.61%
Here: 54.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church in America
Adherents51.1%13.4%7.5%4.5%3.0%
Congregations35.0%17.0%1.6%5.5%3.5%
NameEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.8%2.0%1.8%1.5%12.4%
Congregations3.2%2.3%0.6%4.2%27.0%
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: 49
Buncombe County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Buncombe County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 111
Buncombe County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 240
Here:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buncombe County:

21.2%
North Carolina:

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

15.3%
State:

15.6%

7.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Henderson County, NC  0.65% ($38,845 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.27% ($38,110)
from Madison County, NC  0.26% ($27,185)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henderson County, NC  0.77% ($38,312 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.24% ($31,450)
to Madison County, NC  0.24% ($26,907)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bent Creek:

  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WSKY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MACON MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bent Creek:

  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W292CJ (106.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bent Creek:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJJV-LP (Channel 25; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W41BQ (Channel 41; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • W69DC (Channel 69; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
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
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$176,3735$236,22623$202,0580$02$205,0201$120,580
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$262,2600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$122,9807$231,0941$42,9701$234,9701$62,820
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$188,8105$180,4080$01$242,7600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$103,6600$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$220,3501$209,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.02

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