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Population in 2012: 2,766 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 

Males: 1,345  (48.7%)
Females: 1,421  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  42.7 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28630, 28638.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,295 (it was $39,566 in 2000)
Cajah's Mountain:

$38,295
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,560

Cajah's Mountain town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,842 (it was $83,700 in 2000)
Cajah's Mountain:

$112,842
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,241; Detached houses: $134,258; Townhouses or other attached units: $133,263; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,162; Mobile homes: $41,390

Median gross rent in 2012: $522.

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Cajah's Mountain races chart
  • White alone - 2,647 (93.8%)
  • Hispanic - 87 (3.1%)
  • Black alone - 46 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)

Races in Cajah's Mountain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cajah's Mountain: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (26.3%), German (16.4%), Irish (14.1%), English (6.6%), Dutch (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.06 square miles.

Population density: 905 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cajah's Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 15.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cajah's Mountain town:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $927 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $752 (0.7%)

Cajah's Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (45.8 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (59.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (451.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hudson, NC (1.7 miles ), Gamewell, NC (1.8 miles ), Sawmills, NC (2.0 miles ), Lenoir, NC (2.0 miles ), Granite Falls, NC (2.6 miles ), Rutherford College, NC (2.7 miles ), Valdese, NC (2.7 miles ), Drexel, NC (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.85 N, Longitude: 81.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

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Cajah's Mountain, North Carolina accommodation, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +532 (+24.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Average climate in Cajah's Mountain, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Cajah's Mountain-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Cajah's Mountain town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 13.5 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:

Cajah's Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 93.6 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 95.7 miles away from Cajah's Mountain 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 95.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the city 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 62.2 miles away from Cajah's Mountain center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caldwell County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Cajah's Mountain:

  • SHAIRE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LENOIR, NC)
  • CALDWELL COUNTY HOME HEALTH AG (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; LENOIR, NC)
  • GATEWAY REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LENOIR, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cajah's Mountain:

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 4 miles; Hudson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,172)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 18 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Appalachian State University (about 27 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 42 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 43 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)
  • Gaston College (about 43 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Limestone College (about 56 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)

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Churches in Cajah's Mountain include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Cajah Mountain Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Caldwell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.7. This is about average.
City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.62
U.S.:

3.63


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.7%
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: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cajah's Mountain, NC


188 people in state prisons in 2000
121 people in nursing homes in 2000

Cajah's Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cajah's Mountain travel time to work - commute


Cajah's Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cajah's Mountain town (based on Caldwell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.43%
Here61.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents75.7%11.0%2.5%2.3%1.7%
Congregations53.2%16.5%3.6%4.3%5.0%
NameCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.6%1.5%0.5%0.5%2.7%
Congregations0.7%2.2%0.7%1.4%12.2%
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: 15
Caldwell County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Caldwell County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Caldwell County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

29.9%
North Carolina:

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

19.0%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,830$33,9600$0
Totals for Government 1$2,830$33,9600$0

Cajah's Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $134,000 ($48.45)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $90,000 ($32.54)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($30.37)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($6.51)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($3.98)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($2.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $28,000 ($10.12)

Cajah's Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($5.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $312,000 ($112.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $55,000 ($19.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($2.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($13.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $12,000 ($4.34)

Cajah's Mountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,405,000 ($869.49)

4.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,064 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Catawba County, NC  1.04% ($29,689 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.89% ($27,234)
from Watauga County, NC  0.19% ($34,232)


4.87% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Catawba County, NC  1.09% ($28,517 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.81% ($26,138)
to Alexander County, NC  0.18% ($41,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cajah's Mountain:

  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WJRI (1340 AM; 1 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSVM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALDESE, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cajah's Mountain:

  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMNC-FM (92.1 FM; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cajah's Mountain:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$107,4363$105,65013$112,2541$64,2101$67,1901$61,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$112,4600$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$114,2501$46,3307$118,4171$11,8300$01$31,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$97,3100$04$104,7550$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$102,5570$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0304.00 , 0307.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$79,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0304.00 , 0307.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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