Casar, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 290 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 147  (50.7%)
Females: 143  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28020.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,033 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Casar:

$21,033
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,702 (it was $16,486 in 2000)

Casar town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $54,848 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Casar:

$54,848
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $64,903; Detached houses: $81,596; Mobile homes: $33,552

Median gross rent in 2013: $417.

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  • Races in Casar, NC (2010)

    Casar races chart
    • 28194.6%White alone
    • 103.4%Hispanic
    • 51.7%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Casar: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (41.7%), Irish (12.6%), English (9.5%), German (9.5%), Scottish (2.5%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 1.75 square miles.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (very low).

Casar,NC real estate house value index trend

Casar, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Casar:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Casar town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $553 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $606 (1.2%)

Casar satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (30.4 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (49.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (470.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Belwood, NC (2.5 miles ), Polkville, NC (2.6 miles ), Laurel Hill, NC (2.6 miles ), Lawndale, NC (2.7 miles ), Fallston, NC (3.0 miles ), Kingstown, NC (3.3 miles ), Salem, NC (3.7 miles ), Lattimore, NC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.51 N, Longitude: 81.62 W

Casar household income distribution Casar home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-6.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Casar: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Casar, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Casar-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Casar town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Casar-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 124.0 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 226.3 miles away from Casar center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 133.3 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 115.4 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 117.8 miles away from Casar center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from the city 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 Cleveland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Casar topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Casar:

  • CLEVELAND PINES NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHELBY, NC)
  • J. IVERSON RIDDLE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA CENTER HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • BMA OF BURKE COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • FOOTHILLS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • GRACE HEIGHTS HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • CMC-BLUE RIDGE Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Casar:

  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 15 miles; Morganton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 18 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 21 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 23 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Gaston College (about 28 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)

Public elementary/middle school in Casar:

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Cleveland 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.8. This is about average.

City:

80.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.86
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.2%
(37.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Casar compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
North Carolina average:

12.4

Casar travel time to work - commute Casar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Casar town (based on Cleveland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,997162
Mainline Protestant9,41148
Black Protestant5,29122
Catholic9912
Other9603
None37,627-
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: 18
Cleveland County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Cleveland County:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Cleveland County:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cleveland County:

29.7%
North Carolina:

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

8.3%
State:

15.6%
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 2$310
Totals for Government 0$0 2$310

4.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gaston County, NC  1.20% ($29,391 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.39% ($33,484)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.32% ($30,515)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gaston County, NC  1.26% ($29,421 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.48% ($30,006)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.37% ($29,451)

Strongest AM radio stations in Casar:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Casar:

  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Casar:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-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.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Casar fatal accident list:

Dec 19, 2002 05:05 PM, Sr-10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 1995 07:10 PM, Nc10, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 490Total average daily traffic
  • 29Total average daily truck traffic
  • 980Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, Atop Benn Knob Near Pine Mtn Resort (Lat: 35.565389 Lon: -81.660083), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WNEH959
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.356 MHz, 928.356 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/20/2019, Certifier: Colon L Saunders
    Registrant: Rutherford Emc, 186 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043, Phone: (828) 245-1621, Fax: (828) 245-1621, Email:
  • Atop Benn Knob (Lat: 35.565389 Lon: -81.660083), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WPJB261
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.568 MHz, 928.568 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2010, Expiration Date: 10/31/2020
    Registrant: Rutherford Emc, 186 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043, Phone: (828) 245-1621, Fax: (828) 248-2938, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Casar)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 38
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Casar

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Casar, NC
Most common first names in Casar, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2673.7 years
Mary1381.5 years
William1373.2 years
George1067.9 years
Robert972.5 years
Ruby975.3 years
Bessie977.3 years
James877.0 years
Ethel781.1 years
Joseph778.4 years
Most common last names in Casar, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cook3377.1 years
Walker2574.9 years
Hoyle2570.7 years
Hudson2475.6 years
Newton2376.1 years
Downs2280.1 years
Mcneilly2181.3 years
White2173.4 years
Pruett1874.9 years
Smith1773.9 years
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