For population 25 years and over in Chimney Rock:
For population 15 years and over in Chimney Rock village:
6 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,750 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (19.6 miles , pop. 68,889).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (81.9 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (500.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Lake Lure, NC (1.9 miles ), Edneyville, NC (2.3 miles ), Gerton, NC (2.5 miles ), Fruitland, NC (2.9 miles ), Dana, NC (3.2 miles ), Fairview, NC (3.2 miles ), Hoopers Creek, NC (3.5 miles ), Black Mountain, NC (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 35.44 N, Longitude: 82.25 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 828
Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+48.3%).
Average climate in Chimney Rock, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Chimney Rock-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.7 miles away from the Chimney Rock village 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 38.0 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Chimney Rock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.3 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 43.2 miles away from Chimney Rock center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 9.8 miles away from Chimney Rock 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 95.1 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 Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Chimney Rock:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chimney Rock:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chimney Rock and their reported violations in the past:HICKORY NUT FALLS FAMILY CMPGD (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:GENNY`S REST/DUNCAN`S BBQ (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.4%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Chimney Rock compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Chimney Rock village (based on Rutherford County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.21%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 17
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Adult diabetes rate:
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Chimney Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Chimney Rock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
4.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,020 average adjusted gross income)
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:
4.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,766 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Chimney Rock fatal accident list:
May 3, 2003 00:10 AM, Us-64, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chimney Rock, NC