Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,263 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.9%
 
Males: 604  (47.8%)
Females: 659  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

61.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28605, 28645.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,762 (it was $54,271 in 2000)
Blowing Rock:

$70,762
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $44,085 (it was $34,294 in 2000)

Blowing Rock town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $566,980 (it was $250,800 in 2000)
Blowing Rock:

$566,980
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $306,002; detached houses: $336,328; townhouses or other attached units: $262,352; in 2-unit structures: $381,726; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,071; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $254,480; mobile homes: $65,614

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,031.

March 2019 cost of living index in Blowing Rock: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.8%
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  • Races in Blowing Rock, NC (2017)
    • 1,12295.3%White alone
    • 242.0%Black alone
    • 70.6%Asian alone
    • 50.4%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Hispanic

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Blowing Rock, North Carolina as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Blowing Rock is 619 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Blowing Rock by year

Type

2006

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
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
(78.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(137.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(323.4)
2
(162.3)
2
(153.5)
1
(77.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(895.3)
22
(1,470)
14
(1,114)
13
(1,033)
10
(810.4)
6
(485.0)
10
(811.7)
9
(690.7)
4
(308.4)
3
(236.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(3,857)
51
(3,407)
31
(2,466)
28
(2,226)
29
(2,350)
20
(1,617)
35
(2,841)
26
(1,995)
16
(1,234)
18
(1,421)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(137.7)
1
(66.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.5)
1
(81.0)
2
(161.7)
1
(81.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(154.2)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)255.5244.5176.6167.7157.2176.2209.4158.998.797.1

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City-data.com crime index in Blowing Rock, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.89
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: English (25.8%), American (21.4%), German (12.8%), Irish (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (7.1%), Scottish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/11/1889

Elevation: 3579 feet

Land area: 2.97 square miles.

Population density: 426 people per square mile   (low).

Blowing Rock, North Carolina map

18 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,189 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,339 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.13 N, Longitude: 81.67 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Blowing Rock, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Blowing Rock, NC in 2017
Blowing Rock satellite photo by USGS

Blowing Rock tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $881,700
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $865,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $343,300
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $406,400
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $757,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Blowing Rock, NC residents
Average permit cost in Blowing Rock, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +152 (+12.0%).
Most common industries in Blowing Rock, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.4%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.3%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.1%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Blowing Rock, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Top executives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (2.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)

Average climate in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Blowing Rock-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 49% 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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 190.4 miles away from the city 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 162.8 miles away from Blowing Rock center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 130.2 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 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 the city 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 Blowing Rock center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Watauga County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blowing Rock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Blowing Rock:

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

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

  • Appalachian State University (about 6 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 22 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 28 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 29 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 37 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 41 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • King University (about 42 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)

Public elementary/middle school in Blowing Rock:

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Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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).

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

Watauga 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 Blowing Rock and their reported violations in the past:

BLOWING ROCK, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,637, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-29-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-02-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
  • 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), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2009)
TWEETSIE RAILROAD INC (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-1994), Fed Public Notif requested (AUG-22-1994), Fed Compliance achieved (APR-11-1995), St Intentional no-action (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010)
MYSTERY HILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blowing Rock that have no violations reported:

  • WESTGLOW SPA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JOHN`S RIVER CAMP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTGLOW RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Blowing Rock:

Marital status in Blowing Rock, NC
  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Blowing Rock:

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Blowing Rock
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,92563
Mainline Protestant6,80023
Catholic1,0572
Other6215
Orthodox241
None30,024-
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: 8
This 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
Here:

4.50 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

17.54 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.1%
North Carolina:

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

11.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.4%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blowing Rock:

48.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Blowing Rock:

30.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blowing Rock:

22.5%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

20.3%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

44.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Blowing Rock:

75.6%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blowing Rock, 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
Other and Unallocable 12$41,496$41,49614$14,243
Police Protection - Officers 11$29,091$31,7360$0
Other Government Administration 7$8,854$15,1780$0
Firefighters 7$26,910$46,1312$943
Streets and Highways 7$18,155$31,1230$0
Financial Administration 5$14,072$33,7730$0
Parks and Recreation 5$11,450$27,4802$106
Solid Waste Management 4$5,832$17,4960$0
Sewerage 2$5,540$33,2400$0
Water Supply 2$7,509$45,0540$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 62$168,909$32,69218$15,292

Blowing Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parking Facilities: $313,000 ($247.82)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($98.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($17.42)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $957,000 ($757.72)
    Water Utilities: $892,000 ($706.25)
    Sewerage: $892,000 ($706.25)
    Police Protection: $874,000 ($692.00)
    Regular Highways: $833,000 ($659.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $460,000 ($364.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $405,000 ($320.67)
    Financial Administration: $326,000 ($258.12)
    General - Other: $313,000 ($247.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000 ($215.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $203,000 ($160.73)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($37.21)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($34.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($10.29)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($3.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($1.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $220,000 ($174.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $4,000 ($3.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $96,000 ($76.01)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($54.63)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($6.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000 ($5.54)
    General Public Building: $5,000 ($3.96)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($3.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($2.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $253,000 ($200.32)

Blowing Rock government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $557,000 ($441.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000 ($95.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000 ($71.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $81,000 ($64.13)
    Other: $6,000 ($4.75)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($2.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($2.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $129,000 ($102.14)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($14.25)
    Rents: $8,000 ($6.33)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($4.75)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,065,000 ($843.23)
    Water Utilities: $738,000 ($584.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $966,000 ($764.85)
    General Local Government Support: $201,000 ($159.14)
    Highways: $79,000 ($62.55)
  • Tax - Property: $3,132,000 ($2479.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $300,000 ($237.53)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $294,000 ($232.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $120,000 ($95.01)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $93,000 ($73.63)
    Other License: $23,000 ($18.21)

Blowing Rock government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,602,000 ($5227.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,496,000 ($5143.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $862,000 ($682.50)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $756,000 ($598.57)

Blowing Rock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,836,000 ($3828.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $201,000 ($159.14)

9.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.51%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ashe County, NC  0.47% ($30,750 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.46% ($49,944)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.41% ($91,734)


9.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.60% ($37,109 average AGI)
to Ashe County, NC  0.52% ($35,775)
to Wake County, NC  0.50% ($25,961)
Businesses in Blowing Rock, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ann Taylor1J.Crew1
Banana Republic1Lane Furniture1
Chico's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
DressBarn1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dressbarn1Outback1
FedEx1Outback Steakhouse1
Gap1Skechers USA1
Gymboree1Subway1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
IZOD1UPS1

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:

Dec 1, 2008 00:26 AM, Us-321, Lat: 36.121170, Lon: -81.671420, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Oct 24, 2000 07:59 AM, Green Hill Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 2, 1976 02:03 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 29, 1976 09:24 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.9mTotal length
  • $45,000Total costs
  • 65,764Total average daily traffic
  • 7,398Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,087Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Blowing Rock, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Blowing Rock, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blowing Rock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Blowing Rock, NC)

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, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2014, 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:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blowing Rock)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Blowing Rock)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of reported fires - 40 took place in 2005, and the least - 4 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Blowing Rock, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.3%), and Outside Fires (34.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Blowing Rock, NC
    • 12943.3%Structure Fires
    • 10334.6%Outside Fires
    • 5418.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 124.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blowing Rock, NC

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

  • Chetola Resort & Conference, PO Box 17, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-5500, Fax: (828) 295-5536
  • Alpen Acres, 156 Old US Hwy 321 S, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-7981
  • Cliff Dwellers Inn, 116 Lakeview Ter, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605 , Phone: (828) 295-3121
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Blowing Rock, NC
  • 34.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 23.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Blowing Rock, NC
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Wood
  • 3.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Blowing Rock compared to North Carolina state average:

  • 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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