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Population in 2012: 295 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 156  (53.2%)
Females: 139  (46.8%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28020.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,367 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Casar:

$18,367
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,935

Casar town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,490 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Casar:

$57,490
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $74,389; Detached houses: $99,176; Mobile homes: $39,963

Median gross rent in 2012: $400.

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  • White alone - 281 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Casar: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (34.5%), Irish (21.2%), German (7.4%), English (6.1%), Dutch (1.4%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 1.75 square miles.

Population density: 169 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Casar:

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 22.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Casar town:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

10 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.4%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Casar, North Carolina as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Casar to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $581 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $607 (1.1%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-6.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (19%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Casar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 28% greater 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 above North Carolina state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.3 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) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from Casar 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 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.8 miles away from the city 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 91.5 miles away from Casar center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.9 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 Cleveland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Political contributions by individuals in Casar, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Casar:

  • Gardner-Webb University (about 19 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,457)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 23 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Gaston College (about 29 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Limestone College (about 32 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 42 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 44 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)

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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.1. This is about average.
City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.76
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.86
U.S.:

4.12


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.4%
(42.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Casar, NC

Casar compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Casar travel time to work - commute


Casar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.61%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church
Adherents70.9%14.0%3.0%2.0%1.8%
Congregations52.0%21.7%4.0%4.0%1.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.0%0.8%3.7%
Congregations1.7%2.3%1.7%1.1%10.3%
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: 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 2007)
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 1$125
Totals for Government 0$0 1$125


5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gaston County, NC  1.26% ($26,615 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, NC  0.45% ($28,073)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($46,304)


5.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($131 average AGI)
Cleveland County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gaston County, NC  1.35% ($28,452 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.43% ($34,056)
to Rutherford County, NC  0.37% ($31,073)

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



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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