For population 25 years and over in Catawba:
For population 15 years and over in Catawba town:
19 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,226 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (32.0 miles , pop. 66,277).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (37.4 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (439.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Claremont, NC (2.1 miles ), Conover, NC (2.8 miles ), Sherrills Ford, NC (2.9 miles ), Newton, NC (3.0 miles ), Lake Norman of Catawba, NC (3.1 miles ), Troutman, NC (3.2 miles ), Stony Point, NC (3.3 miles ), Maiden, NC (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 35.71 N, Longitude: 81.08 W
Area code: 828
Property values in Catawba, NC
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Crime rate in Catawba detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+19.9%).
Work and jobs in Catawba: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Catawba, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Catawba-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Catawba town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 19.4 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:Catawba-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 92% 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 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Catawba 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 74.7 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 97.4 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 21.5 miles away from Catawba 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 91.3 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 Catawba County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bobby Isaac - Racing driver, Justin Harper (American football) - Football player.
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Catawba and their reported violations in the past:OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:HUDSON CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:PISGAH UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Catawba that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 1.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
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Catawba compared to North Carolina state average:
Banks with branches in Catawba (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Catawba town (based on Catawba County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.51%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 82
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
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Catawba government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,065 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($146 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,448 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($494 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Catawba fatal accident list:
Nov 4, 1979 00:03 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 1975 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Catawba)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Catawba)
FAA Registered Aircraft:14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Catawba)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Catawba, NC
Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.