Black Mountain, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 8,150 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.5%
 
Males: 3,867  (47.5%)
Females: 4,283  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

52.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28711, 28778.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,882 (it was $35,541 in 2000)
Black Mountain:

$43,882
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,948 (it was $20,509 in 2000)

Black Mountain town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $239,070 (it was $97,600 in 2000)
Black Mountain:

$239,070
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $271,858; detached houses: $277,733; townhouses or other attached units: $413,363; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,355; mobile homes: $161,062

Median gross rent in 2017: $781.

March 2019 cost of living index in Black Mountain: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.9%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Black Mountain, NC (2017)
    • 7,25087.5%White alone
    • 6357.7%Black alone
    • 1141.4%Hispanic
    • 1081.3%Asian alone
    • 1011.2%Two or more races
    • 210.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Black Mountain, North Carolina as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Black Mountain is 521 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Black Mountain by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(25.9)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.6)
2
(25.2)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.3)
1
(12.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(76.9)
2
(26.0)
4
(50.7)
5
(63.2)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.4)
4
(49.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.5)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(38.8)
7
(89.7)
5
(65.1)
4
(50.7)
5
(63.2)
3
(37.7)
4
(50.3)
5
(62.3)
3
(37.4)
2
(24.6)
1
(12.2)
10
(119.5)
5
(59.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
64
(828.6)
60
(768.9)
48
(624.5)
57
(722.3)
84
(1,061)
53
(666.4)
44
(553.6)
24
(298.9)
28
(349.5)
30
(368.6)
18
(219.0)
21
(251.0)
27
(318.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(1,230)
96
(1,230)
93
(1,210)
94
(1,191)
79
(998.1)
117
(1,471)
113
(1,422)
129
(1,607)
85
(1,061)
97
(1,192)
69
(839.3)
96
(1,147)
75
(884.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(116.5)
10
(128.2)
11
(143.1)
5
(63.4)
7
(88.4)
12
(150.9)
9
(113.2)
14
(174.4)
5
(62.4)
11
(135.2)
11
(133.8)
7
(83.7)
9
(106.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(12.9)
1
(12.8)
1
(13.0)
1
(12.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)170.9164.6124.4128.6163.0138.9134.9132.894.4113.892.4107.2134.6

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City-data.com crime index in Black Mountain, NC

Crime rate in Black Mountain detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: German (18.0%), English (14.7%), American (10.3%), Irish (10.1%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%), Scottish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 6.44 square miles.

Population density: 1,265 people per square mile   (low).

Black Mountain, North Carolina map

165 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,838 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,653 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (13.2 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (89.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (495.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Montreat, NC (1.5 miles ),
Swannanoa, NC (1.9 miles ),
Old Fort, NC (2.9 miles ),
Fairview, NC (2.9 miles ),
Gerton, NC (3.1 miles ),
Chimney Rock, NC (3.6 miles),
Asheville, NC (3.6 miles ),
Biltmore Forest, NC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.62 N, Longitude: 82.33 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,005 (+24.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,596 (44.3%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Black Mountain, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Black Mountain, NC in 2017
Black Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $277,900
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $257,900
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $293,900
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $288,600
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $267,200
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $261,300
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $301,100
  • 2014: 38 buildings, average cost: $275,100
  • 2015: 44 buildings, average cost: $243,800
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $248,800
  • 2017: 55 buildings, average cost: $265,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Black Mountain, NC residents
Average permit cost in Black Mountain, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Black Mountain, NC
Historical housing units in Black Mountain, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +212 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in Black Mountain, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Black Mountain, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Black Mountain, North Carolina

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Black Mountain, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Black Mountain-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.3 miles away from the Black Mountain town 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 43.2 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Black Mountain-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 121.2 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 92.8 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 200.0 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 202.6 miles away from Black Mountain center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from Black Mountain center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 111.6 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Black Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Black Mountain:

  • ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT CENTER (provides emergency services, 301 TABERNACLE ROAD)
  • ALCOHOLIC REHABILITATION CENTER (provides emergency services, OLD US 70 BOX 1441)
  • JULIAN F KEITH ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TX (301 TABERNACLE ROAD)
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN NEURO-MEDICAL TREATMENT CENTER (932 OLD US 70 HIGHWAY)
  • HIGHLAND FARMS INC (200 TABERNACLE RD)
  • MOUNTAIN RIDGE WELLNESS CTR (315 OLD US HWY 70 EAST)

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

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 14 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 14 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 31 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 37 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • North Greenville University (about 39 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 46 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Tusculum College (about 46 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

Public high school in Black Mountain:

  • OWEN HIGH (Location: 99 LAKE EDEN ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Black Mountain:

  • STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Students: 41, Location: 126 CAMP ELLIOTT RD, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Black Mountain:

Private elementary/middle school in Black Mountain:

  • THE LEARNING COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 71, Location: 375 LAKE EDEN RD, Grades: KG-8)
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Notable locations in Black Mountain: Black Mountain Bi-Lo Plaza (A), Julian F Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Western North Carolina Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Black Mountain include: Mount Zion Church (A), Lakey Gap Chapel (B), Homers Chapel (C), Curteys Chapel (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Tomahawk (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flat Creek (A), Camp Branch (B), Tomahawk Branch (C), Wolfpit Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Acorn Motel (600 West State Street), Apple Blossom Motel (602 West State Street), Comfort Inn Black Mountain (585 Highway 9).

Birthplace of: Roberta Flack - Singer-songwriter, Brad Daugherty (basketball) - Basketball player, David Weaver - College basketball player (Wake Forest Demon Deacons).

Buncombe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Black Mountain that have no violations reported:

  • BLACK MOUNTAIN, TOWN OF (Population served: 6,700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHRISTMOUNT CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.6%
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: 0.2% of all households
226 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Black Mountain in 2000:

  • 130 people in nursing homes
  • 84 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 67 people in state prisons
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Black Mountain (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Black Mountain Branch at 417 West State Street, branch established on 2005/11/14. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Black Mountain Branch at 128 Montreat Road, branch established on 1968/12/12. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Asheville Savings Bank, S.S.B.: 300 W State Street Branch at 300 W State Street, branch established on 1936/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $785.8 mil, Deposits: $625.3 mil, headquarters in Asheville, NC, positive income, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Asb Bancorp, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Black Mountain Main Branch 186 at 200 Nc Highway 9, branch established on 1943/03/18. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Black Mountain Savings Bank, SSB: Black Mountain Savings Bank, Ssb at 200 E State Street, branch established on 1923/04/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $36.0 mil, Deposits: $31.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Black Mountain:

Marital status in Black Mountain, NC
  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Black Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Black Mountain
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Neighborhoods in Black Mountain:

(Black Mountain, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Black Mountain, NC (based on Buncombe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,696245
Mainline Protestant23,72490
Catholic8,8325
Other4,66826
Black Protestant2,01913
Orthodox4443
None115,753-
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: 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.
North Carolina:

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
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Buncombe County:

8.7%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buncombe County:

21.2%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Black Mountain:

50.2%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Black Mountain:

28.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Black Mountain:

11.2%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

54.7%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Black 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
Firefighters 18$58,279$38,8535$2,201
Police Protection - Officers 17$56,375$39,7941$1,027
Other Government Administration 9$29,690$39,5876$3,421
Water Supply 8$24,221$36,3320$0
Streets and Highways 6$14,679$29,3580$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,278$34,26710$4,328
Other and Unallocable 4$12,731$38,1933$3,480
Police - Other 4$10,835$32,5052$806
Financial Administration 2$8,294$49,7640$0
Totals for Government 73$229,382$37,70727$15,263

Black Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $403,000 ($49.45)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($11.04)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,486,000 ($182.33)
    Liquor Stores: $1,102,000 ($135.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,097,000 ($134.60)
    Sewerage: $780,000 ($95.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $693,000 ($85.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $615,000 ($75.46)
    Regular Highways: $608,000 ($74.60)
    Financial Administration: $601,000 ($73.74)
    Water Utilities: $521,000 ($63.93)
    General Public Buildings: $438,000 ($53.74)
    General - Other: $254,000 ($31.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $246,000 ($30.18)
    Central Staff Services: $134,000 ($16.44)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000 ($17.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $104,000 ($12.76)
    General Public Building: $30,000 ($3.68)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($3.56)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($2.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,000 ($2.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($0.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $278,000 ($34.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($9.08)

Black Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $857,000 ($105.15)
    Sewerage: $805,000 ($98.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $170,000 ($20.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $17,000 ($2.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($0.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $43,000 ($5.28)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($0.98)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,254,000 ($153.87)
    Water Utilities: $538,000 ($66.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $721,000 ($88.47)
    Highways: $226,000 ($27.73)
    Other: $60,000 ($7.36)
  • Tax - Property: $3,484,000 ($427.48)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,035,000 ($126.99)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $93,000 ($11.41)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $64,000 ($7.85)
    Other License: $37,000 ($4.54)
    Motor Vehicle License: $34,000 ($4.17)

Black Mountain government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,630,000 ($568.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,874,000 ($475.34)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $992,000 ($121.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $236,000 ($28.96)

Black Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,000 ($6.99)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,089,000 ($624.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $316,000 ($38.77)

8.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Henderson County, NC  0.73% ($43,036 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.27% ($39,860)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.24% ($67,184)


7.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,862 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Buncombe County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Henderson County, NC  1.13% ($48,051 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.35% ($40,935)
to Madison County, NC  0.28% ($39,947)
Businesses in Black Mountain, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Comfort Inn1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Subway1
FedEx2Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kincaid1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Black Mountain:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Black Mountain:

  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Black Mountain:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W12AQ (Channel 12; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W10AD (Channel 10; MONTREAT, ETC., NC; 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.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W06AL (Channel 6; OTEEN/WARREN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
Black Mountain fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Black Mountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 282ft / 86.0mTotal length
  • 337,890Total average daily traffic
  • 47,472Total average daily truck traffic
  • 472,580Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Black Mountain, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 221970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Black Mountain, NC
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 ORIGINATED2$134,6509$185,58124$187,7910$05$199,7801$51,250
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$238,2500$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$158,9701$250,2106$212,5801$122,8401$201,9801$26,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$199,9206$178,6200$01$163,0900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$122,0100$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0031.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$101,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0031.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Black Mountain, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Black Mountain, NC - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 44. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 104 took place in 2015, and the least - 4 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Black Mountain, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.6%), and Structure Fires (42.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Black Mountain, NC
    • 27644.6%Outside Fires
    • 26142.2%Structure Fires
    • 7512.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Black Mountain, NC
Most common first names in Black Mountain, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12680.1 years
James12171.3 years
William10478.3 years
John9777.7 years
Robert7976.2 years
Charles5774.0 years
George5473.1 years
Margaret4481.9 years
Dorothy4281.2 years
Thomas3975.2 years
Most common last names in Black Mountain, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4575.9 years
Jones3876.7 years
Williams3176.0 years
Davis3177.5 years
Bartlett2974.4 years
Morris2875.9 years
Wilson2879.7 years
Melton2280.0 years
Owenby2278.0 years
Taylor2270.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Black Mountain, NC
  • 57.4%Electricity
  • 18.8%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 2.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Black Mountain, NC
  • 78.3%Electricity
  • 10.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Black Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Black Mountain on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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