Bostic, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 376 (49% urban, 51% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.6%
 
Males: 180  (48.1%)
Females: 196  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

52.2 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28018.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,675 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Bostic:

$29,675
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,171 (it was $15,454 in 2000)

Bostic town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,714 (it was $60,200 in 2000)
Bostic:

$99,714
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,315; detached houses: $114,132; mobile homes: $137,645

Median gross rent in 2017: $645.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bostic: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.1%
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  • Races in Bostic, NC (2010)
    • 35491.7%White alone
    • 205.2%Black alone
    • 41.0%Asian alone
    • 41.0%Two or more races
    • 41.0%Hispanic

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Bostic, North Carolina as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bostic is 29 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (33.8%), English (19.6%), Irish (12.3%), German (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), British (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 433 people per square mile   (low).

Bostic, North Carolina map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.4%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $758 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $612 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (37.7 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (57.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (486.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Forest City, NC (1.7 miles ),
Ellenboro, NC (2.2 miles ),
Spindale, NC (2.3 miles ),
Caroleen, NC (2.5 miles ),
Ruth, NC (2.5 miles ),
Rutherfordton, NC (2.7 miles ),
Henrietta, NC (2.7 miles ),
Mooresboro, NC (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 81.83 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Bostic, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bostic, NC in 2017
Bostic satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Bostic, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.4%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (14.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (10.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.4%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (9.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.8%)
  • Wood products (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Bostic, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.2%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (17.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Religious workers (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)

Average climate in Bostic, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 2015 was 64.9. This is about average.

City:

64.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2015 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 7.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.51
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Bostic-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Bostic 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 16.2 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:

Bostic-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% 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 109.6 miles away from Bostic center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 123.4 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 228.7 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 223.4 miles away from Bostic center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from Bostic 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 Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Bostic:

  • FAIR HAVEN HOME INC (149 FAIR HAVEN DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bostic:

  • VOCA-ROLLINS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; FOREST CITY, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FOREST CITY, NC)
  • CAROLINA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; FOREST CITY, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF FOREST CITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FOREST CITY, NC)
  • VOCA-WOODLAND (Hospital, about 7 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - RUTHERFORDTO (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bostic:

  • Isothermal Community College (about 5 miles; Spindale, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,165)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 13 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 21 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Limestone College (about 24 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 27 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 27 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 29 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)

Public high school in Bostic:

  • EAST RUTHERFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 331 EAST HIGH ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Bostic:

  • GLENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7, Location: 461 BOSTIC SUNSHINE HIGHWAY, Grades: 1-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bostic:

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Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

K G`S QUICK STOP (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WALLS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROSS HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
FIRST BROAD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FORK CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SANDY LEVEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROBERTSON CREEK FWB CHURCH (Address: C/O ROBERTSON CREEK FWB CHURCH , Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • CONCORD COMM WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 945, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • BOSTIC, TOWN OF (Address: C/O TOWN OF BOSTIC , Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • FREEMAN`S CONVENIENCE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PENIEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PISGAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Bostic (2011 data):

  • Carter Bank & Trust: Bostic Office Branch at 176 North Main Street, branch established on 2002/03/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Bostic:

Marital status in Bostic, NC
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bostic:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bostic, NC (based on Rutherford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,251133
Mainline Protestant6,64937
Black Protestant3,38721
Catholic8771
Other3962
None17,469-
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: 17
Rutherford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Rutherford County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
This county:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

11.0%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.2%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bostic:

46.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bostic:

44.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.8%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bostic:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

54.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.0%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bostic, 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 Government Administration 0$0 6$282
Electric Power 0$0 1$748
Financial Administration 0$0 2$2,083
Totals for Government 0$0 9$3,113

Bostic government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $287,000 ($763.30)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($151.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($143.62)
    Water Utilities: $38,000 ($101.06)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($93.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($50.53)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($45.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $17,000 ($45.21)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($21.28)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($7.98)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($5.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($2.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($47.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($18.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $41,000 ($109.04)

Bostic government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $103,000 ($273.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($34.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $39,000 ($103.72)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.32)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($5.32)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $371,000 ($986.70)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($180.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $38,000 ($101.06)
    Highways: $12,000 ($31.91)
    Other: $5,000 ($13.30)
  • Tax - Property: $118,000 ($313.83)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,000 ($34.57)

Bostic government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $742,000 ($1973.40)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $480,000 ($1276.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000 ($797.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,000 ($101.06)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,475,000 ($3922.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,000 ($212.77)

4.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.67% ($37,154 average AGI)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.23% ($31,854)
from Henderson County, NC  0.23% ($35,958)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.69% ($30,238 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.33% ($42,486)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.23% ($14,646)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bostic:

  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAGY (1320 AM; 1 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: WAGY, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCAB (590 AM; 1 kW; RUTHERFORDTON, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WGMA (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: MOONGLOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bostic:

  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bostic:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.7mTotal length
  • 13,270Total average daily traffic
  • 818Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,540Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bostic, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bostic, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bostic)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • South Mountain Rd Cherry Mountain (Lat: 35.414556 Lon: -81.774556), Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WPBM944, Licensee ID: L00018546,
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.462 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/1998, Expiration Date: 01/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2008, Registrant: Edward N Washburn Iiii, 2328 Bostic Sunshine Hwy, Bostic, NC 28018, Phone: (828) 245-3997

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 35.369556 Lon: -81.838444, Call Sign: KNEY840,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.775 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2004, Expiration Date: 09/26/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2013, Registrant: Industrial Telecommunications Association Inc, 1110 N. Glebe Road Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22201, Phone: (703) 528-5115, Fax: (703) 524-1074
  • CHERRY MOUNTAIN, 6306 Bostic Sunshine Highway (Lat: 35.449222 Lon: -81.810250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3.1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPXC768,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.172 MHz, 159.172 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2012, Expiration Date: 03/06/2023, Certifier: Roger E Hollifield, Registrant: Asheville Communications, Inc, 34 Orchard St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • 164 Camp Golden Valley Road (Lat: 35.500111 Lon: -81.798083), Call Sign: WRBM310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.487 MHz, 462.237 MHz, Grant Date: 04/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/25/2028, Certifier: Mike Burns, Registrant: Radio Communications Company, 8035 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513, Phone: (919) 467-2421, Fax: (919) 467-6548, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Guyed Tower, Cherry Mountain, 927 S. Mountain Road (Lat: 35.414278 Lon: -81.775389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 64 m, Call Sign: WRCB984,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2018, Expiration Date: 08/21/2028, Certifier: Art Mandler, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bostic)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB180 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 26HM , Serial Number: 710-93, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1993, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Michael R Price, Po Box 310, Bostic, NC 28018
  • Aircraft: BEECH C24R (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 178 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1877A , Serial Number: MC-499, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/10/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 02/27/2006
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Valle Sigfrido A Della, 128 Camden Dr, Bostic, NC 28018, Other Owners: Valle Sonia E Della
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/11/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fires - 65 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bostic, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.6%), and Structure Fires (41.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bostic, NC
    • 25345.6%Outside Fires
    • 23241.8%Structure Fires
    • 397.0%Other
    • 315.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bostic, NC
Most common first names in Bostic, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5476.4 years
James4374.0 years
William3975.6 years
John3975.8 years
Robert2372.9 years
Charles1968.9 years
George1778.2 years
Annie1282.7 years
Thomas1273.9 years
Sarah1077.6 years
Most common last names in Bostic, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Toney3577.6 years
Jones2772.8 years
Freeman2680.5 years
Melton2381.6 years
Hollifield2281.8 years
Smith2073.2 years
Mccurry1979.8 years
Murray1880.1 years
Dobbins1771.7 years
Philbeck1671.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bostic, NC
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bostic, NC
  • 83.7%Electricity
  • 9.3%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Bostic compared to North Carolina state average:

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