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Population in 2012: 1,235 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.9%
 

Males: 564  (45.7%)
Females: 671  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  58.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28605, 28645.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,778 (it was $54,271 in 2000)
Blowing Rock:

$46,778
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,178

Blowing Rock town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $453,232 (it was $250,800 in 2000)
Blowing Rock:

$453,232
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $599,302; Detached houses: $629,961; Townhouses or other attached units: $306,535; In 2-unit structures: $424,818; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $534,030; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $455,945; Mobile homes: $22,213

Median gross rent in 2012: $913.

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  • White alone - 1,190 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Blowing Rock: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.2%), English (24.6%), Irish (12.6%), Scottish (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.9%), Italian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/11/1889

Elevation: 3579 feet

Land area: 2.97 square miles.

Population density: 416 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Blowing Rock:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blowing Rock town:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

17 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Blowing Rock, North Carolina as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Blowing Rock to the number of sex offenders is 412 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,456 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,400 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (41.6 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (79.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (444.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Boone, NC (2.4 miles ), Foscoe, NC (2.4 miles ), Seven Devils, NC (2.8 miles) , Valle Crucis, NC (2.8 miles ), Grandfather, NC (3.2 miles) , Sugar Mountain, NC (3.2 miles ), Banner Elk, NC (3.4 miles ), Beech Mountain, NC (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $374,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $274,600
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $460,900
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $468,700
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $421,200
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $779,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $461,700
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $558,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $1,300,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $800,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.13 N, Longitude: 81.67 W

Area code: 828

Blowing Rock household income distribution Blowing Rock home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Blowing Rock by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2006 2009 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0010000
per 100,000 0.00.068.60.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0010000
per 100,000 0.00.068.60.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2232000
per 100,000 138.7139.5205.9137.70.00.00.0
Burglaries 17181213221413
per 100,000 1178.91255.2823.6895.31469.61113.81033.4
Thefts 61666156513128
per 100,000 4230.24602.54186.73856.73406.82466.22225.8
Auto thefts 3222101
per 100,000 208.0139.5137.3137.766.80.079.5
Arson 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.7) 279.5293.6333.0241.2230.8166.7158.3

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Crime rate in Blowing Rock detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.95
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +152 (+12.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Blowing Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Blowing Rock town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 34.2 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:

Blowing Rock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.0 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 75.3 miles away from Blowing Rock 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 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from Blowing Rock center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blowing Rock topographic map

Birthplace of: Tom Robbins - (born 1936), novelist.


Hospitals/medical centers in Blowing Rock:

  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 418 CHESTNUT DRIVE)
  • BLOWING ROCK HOSP ICF (Nursing Home, CHESTNUT DR BOX 148)
  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, 418 CHESTNUT ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Blowing Rock, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blowing Rock:

  • Appalachian State University (about 6 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,923)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 22 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 37 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 41 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 48 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 59 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Tusculum College (about 61 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)

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Church in Blowing Rock: Mount Bethel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Blowing Rock include: Blowing Rock City Park (1), Broyhill Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Chetola Resort & Conference Center (North Main Street), Blowing Rock Lodge (197 Old USHighway 321), Azalea Garden Inn (793 Main Street), Alpine Village Inn (297 Sunset Drive), Blowing Rock Inn (788 Main Street), Graystone Lodge (2419 Highway 105), Blowing Rock-Days Inn Boone Area/Blue River (Highway 321 Bypass P.O. Box 2307), Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort (Main Street), Hidden Garden Apartments and Cottages (127 Sunset Drive).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.6. This is about average.
City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.02
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blowing Rock and their reported violations in the past:

BLOWING ROCK, TOWN OF (Population served: 1637, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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-07-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUL-12-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
LYNN COVE VISITOR CENTER (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BLUE RIDGE ESTATES (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-30-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-02-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JAN-23-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-22-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 410 regular monitoring violations
  • 22 other older monitoring violations
JOHN`S RIVER CAMP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Blowing Rock, NC

65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Blowing Rock in 2000:

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Blowing Rock compared to North Carolina state average:

Blowing Rock, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Blowing Rock (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Blowing Rock Branch at 983 Main Street, branch established on 1936/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Community Bank: Blowing Rock Branch at 8433 Valley Blvd, branch established on 2007/01/09. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Blowing Rock Branch at Main And Maple Streets, branch established on 1986/03/18. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Blowing Rock, North Carolina:

  • Ridgeway Motor Inn, Hwy 221, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-7321
  • Days Inn Blowing Rock, Hwy 321 Byp, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-4422
  • Chetola Resort & Conference Center, PO Box 17, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Phone: (800) 243-8652
  • Chetola Resort & Conference, PO Box 17, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-5500, Fax: (828) 295-5536
  • Alpen Acres, 156 Old US Hwy 321 S, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-7981
  • Cliff Dwellers Inn, 116 Lakeview Ter, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-3121
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Blowing Rock travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Blowing Rock town (based on Watauga County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.51%
Here47.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents58.6%10.6%6.2%5.5%5.4%
Congregations48.8%12.8%3.5%3.5%2.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.0%2.3%2.0%1.2%4.2%
Congregations3.5%2.3%1.2%1.2%20.9%
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: 8
Watauga County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Watauga County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Watauga County:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

17.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Watauga County:

23.1%
North Carolina:

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

11.3%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$20,513$41,0261$686
Police Protection - Officers 11$32,006$34,9160$0
Police - Other 4$9,489$28,4672$1,776
Firefighters 6$16,680$33,3602$425
Streets and Highways 8$21,192$31,7880$0
Solid Waste Management 4$7,122$21,3660$0
Sewerage 4$9,248$27,7440$0
Parks and Recreation 4$8,776$26,3284$1,238
Water Supply 4$11,825$35,4750$0
Other and Unallocable 5$15,166$36,3989$5,407
Totals for Government 56$152,017$32,57518$9,532

Blowing Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $373,000 ($302.02)
    Regular Highways: $168,000 ($136.03)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $777,000 ($629.15)
    Police Protection: $592,000 ($479.35)
    Regular Highways: $563,000 ($455.87)
    General - Other: $477,000 ($386.23)
    Sewerage: $448,000 ($362.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $301,000 ($243.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $255,000 ($206.48)
    Financial Administration: $215,000 ($174.09)
    Water Utilities: $192,000 ($155.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $138,000 ($111.74)
    General Public Buildings: $49,000 ($39.68)
    Central Staff Services: $38,000 ($30.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($63.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $4,000 ($3.24)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $6,000 ($4.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($72.06)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($59.11)
    General Public Building: $64,000 ($51.82)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($38.87)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($27.53)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($9.72)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($8.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($6.48)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($5.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,439,000 ($1165.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($13.77)

Blowing Rock government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $864,000 ($699.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($69.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $75,000 ($60.73)
    All Other: $20,000 ($16.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $264,000 ($213.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $100,000 ($80.97)
    Interest Earnings: $75,000 ($60.73)
    Rents: $6,000 ($4.86)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $964,000 ($780.57)
    Water Utilities: $370,000 ($299.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $142,000 ($114.98)
    Highways: $96,000 ($77.73)
    All Other: $54,000 ($43.72)
  • Tax - Property: $1,896,000 ($1535.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $321,000 ($259.92)
    NEC: $103,000 ($83.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $53,000 ($42.91)

Blowing Rock government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $290,000 ($234.82)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,307,000 ($1868.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,825,000 ($1477.73)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $152,000 ($123.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $360,000 ($291.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $138,000 ($111.74)
    Other, NEC: $122,000 ($98.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,967,000 ($2402.43)

10.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.63%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($186 average AGI)
Watauga County:

0.12%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Avery County, NC  0.53% ($30,113 average AGI)
from Ashe County, NC  0.50% ($26,044)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.49% ($46,106)


10.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.74%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($206 average AGI)
Watauga County:

0.16%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.83% ($22,839 average AGI)
to Ashe County, NC  0.56% ($34,293)
to Wake County, NC  0.54% ($25,233)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blowing Rock:

  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WATA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blowing Rock:

  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Blowing Rock:

  • W65DT (Channel 65; BOONE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-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.)
  • WLNN-LP (Channel 24; BOONE, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA INC.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Blowing Rock fatal accident list:

Oct 24, 2000 07:59 AM, Green Hill Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 15, 1990 05:07 PM, Green Hill, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Oct 12, 1979 11:26 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 2, 1975 02:03 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 29, 1975 09:24 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3
  • 1774 Flat Top Road (Lat: 36.160000 Lon: -81.670278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN631
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Tweetsie Cell, 4 Km Ne Of (Lat: 36.165972 Lon: -81.641222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.3 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN881
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Goforth, 1.5 Km East Of (Lat: 36.133806 Lon: -81.660361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 27.5 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: KNKN881
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Donald W Curtis, .55 Km N Of Us 321 On N Side Edmisten Rd In Wautauge County (Lat: 36.154722 Lon: -81.661111), Type: 62.8, Overall height: 61.9 m
    Registrant: 9197909392, , 3012 HIGHWOODS BLVD., SUITE 201
  • Susan L Prillman, .55 Km N Of Us 321 On N Side Edmisten Rd In Wautauge County (Lat: 36.154722 Lon: -81.661111), Type: 62.8, Structure height: 37189 m, Overall height: 61.9 m
    Registrant: 9198823730, Asherrill@curtismedia.Com, 3012 HIGHWOODS BLVD., SUITE 201
  • .55 Km N Of Us 321 On N Side Edmisten Rd In Wautauge County (Lat: 36.154722 Lon: -81.661111), Type: 62.8, Overall height: 61.9 m
    Registrant: 7042640735
  • Edminsten Rd (Lat: 36.154722 Lon: -81.661111), Type: 5.2, Overall height: 5.1 m
    Registrant: 7042959001

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Chestnut St (Lat: 36.133750 Lon: -81.680389), Call Sign: KWE562
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 163.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023
    Registrant: High Country Communications, Inc., Linville, NC 28657, Phone: (828) 733-1822
  • Lat: 36.170694 Lon: -81.647889, Call Sign: WPAB665, Licensee ID: L00548728
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.475 MHz, 468.400 MHz, 468.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 07/23/2022
    Registrant: Tweetsie Railroad Inc, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, Phone: (828) 264-9061, Fax: (828) 264-2234, Email:
  • Lat: 36.134028 Lon: -81.682889, Call Sign: WPKH395
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.750 MHz, 452.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/17/2012, Expiration Date: 02/21/2022, Certifier: Joey Lucas
    Registrant: High Country Communs., Inc., Linville, NC 28646, Phone: (828) 733-1822, Fax: (828) 733-3651
  • Lat: 36.173306 Lon: -81.743278, Call Sign: WQOE856
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.237 MHz, 467.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2011, Expiration Date: 09/06/2021, Certifier: John Tester
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 36.170694 Lon: -81.647889, Call Sign: WQQA563
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.400 MHz, 468.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/04/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2013
    Registrant: Tweetsie Railroad Inc., 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, Phone: (828) 264-9061, Fax: (828) 264-2234, Email:
  • Lat: 36.121667 Lon: -81.664167, Call Sign: WQQL988
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2013, Expiration Date: 01/24/2023, Certifier: Todd Reese
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 36.170694 Lon: -81.647889, Call Sign: WQQV223
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.400 MHz, 468.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Chris Robbins
    Registrant: Tweetsie Railroad Inc., 300, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, Phone: (828) 264-9061, Fax: (828) 264-2234, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLWROCK, 1774 Flat Top Rd (Lat: 36.160000 Lon: -81.670611), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32.5 m, Call Sign: WQNI330
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/11/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB4W, Licensee ID: L00591842
    Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016
    Registrant: David R Long, 264 Brown Mountain Ridge Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Call Sign: N4TNA, Licensee ID: L00919479
    Grant Date: 04/29/1998, Expiration Date: 04/29/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/30/2010
    Registrant: Alexander S Holden Sr, 452 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Call Sign: W0AF
    Grant Date: 12/26/1989, Expiration Date: 12/26/1999, Cancellation Date: 08/16/1999
    Registrant: Charles G Compton, 17 Azalea Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Call Sign: KG4OBS, Licensee ID: L00369452
    Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 06/20/2021, Certifier: Brian K Tolbert
    Registrant: Brian K Tolbert, 128 Chickadee Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Call Sign: KG4QZF, Licensee ID: L00442471
    Grant Date: 01/02/2002, Expiration Date: 01/02/2012, Certifier: Anthony S Suddreth
    Registrant: Anthony S Suddreth, 649 Middle Fork Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Call Sign: KJ4AHX, Licensee ID: L01338352
    Grant Date: 11/02/2007, Expiration Date: 11/02/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2007, Certifier: Christopher Quentin Long
    Registrant: Christopher Quentin Long, 264 Brown Mtn Ridge Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Call Sign: N4KDB, Previous Call Sign: KJ4AHX, Licensee ID: L01338352
    Grant Date: 11/24/2007, Expiration Date: 11/24/2017, Certifier: Christopher Q Long
    Registrant: Christopher Quentin Long, 264 Brown Mountain Ridge Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 72 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4277X , Serial Number: 5161, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Country Helicopter LLC High, 339 Gorge View Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470-K (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57PF , Serial Number: 50512, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Truby J Trustee Proctor, 286 Cool Springs Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 58PF , Serial Number: TH-888, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/28/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Ilit Real Estate Holdings LLC, 286 Cool Springs Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Aircraft: PETRIE GRANVILLE E KITFOX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 80037 , Serial Number: 292
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 527, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/22/1988
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84585 , Serial Number: 32-8206005, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1981
    Registrant (Individual): Richard F Goosman, Po Box 2005, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8899E , Serial Number: 28-7690215, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/11/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Fuentes Aviation LLC, Po Box 123, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Aircraft: CUB CRAFTERS INC CC11-100 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200A (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 957BS , Serial Number: CC11-00097, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Fletcher H Schiller, Po Box 1925, Blowing Rock, NC 28605


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9


Most common first names in Blowing Rock, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4280.4 years
William2674.4 years
James2273.9 years
John2276.4 years
Charles1776.5 years
Margaret1481.0 years
Robert1476.2 years
George1381.8 years
Elizabeth1277.9 years
Thomas1070.1 years
Most common last names in Blowing Rock, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Coffey4877.4 years
Greene2677.7 years
Gragg1876.0 years
Miller1478.1 years
Williams1282.2 years
Lentz1277.4 years
Bolick1283.3 years
Hodges1184.3 years
Craig1181.8 years
Brown1184.2 years
Businesses in Blowing Rock, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ann Taylor1J.Crew1
Banana Republic1Lane Furniture1
Chico's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
DressBarn1MasterBrand Cabinets1
FedEx1Outback1
Gap1Outback Steakhouse1
Gymboree1Subway1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
IZOD1UPS1
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