Cricket, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,855. Population change since 2000: -9.6%
Males: 971  (52.4%)
Females: 884  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28659, 28697.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,204 (it was $27,017 in 2000)
Cricket:

$27,204
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,107 (it was $12,989 in 2000)

Cricket CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,281 (it was $64,900 in 2000)
Cricket:

$77,281
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $91,333; Detached houses: $120,591; Mobile homes: $31,061

Median gross rent in 2013: $661.

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  • Races in Cricket, NC (2010)

    Cricket races chart
    • 1,57484.9%White alone
    • 23112.5%Hispanic
    • 241.3%Black alone
    • 201.1%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cricket: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.0%), German (9.5%), English (8.6%), Irish (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%), Dutch (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 3.99 square miles.

Population density: 465 people per square mile   (low).

Cricket,NC real estate house value index trend

Cricket, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cricket:

  • High school or higher: 66.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cricket CDP:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

287 residents are foreign born (15.5% Latin America).

This place:

15.5%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $719 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $658 (1.0%)

Cricket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (51.7 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (69.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (422.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Wilkesboro, NC (1.4 miles ), North Wilkesboro, NC (1.5 miles ), Fairplains, NC (1.6 miles ), Millers Creek, NC (1.9 miles ), Moravian Falls, NC (2.0 miles ), Mulberry, NC (2.1 miles ), Hays, NC (2.7 miles ), Ronda, NC (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.16 N, Longitude: 81.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 336

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

7.2%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (34%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Cricket, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cricket-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Cricket place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 35.9 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cricket-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 207.5 miles away from the city center
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 174.8 miles away from Cricket center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 157.6 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 81.6 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 82.6 miles away from Cricket 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 82.6 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 Wilkes County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cricket topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cricket:

  • WILKES SENIOR VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • HOME CARE OF WILKES REGIONAL M (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • WILKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • VOCA-WELBORN AVE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)
  • AVANTE AT WILKESBORO (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)
  • VESPERS NH INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)
  • VOCA-COLLEGE STREET (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cricket:

  • Wilkes Community College (about 2 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,292)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 28 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Appalachian State University (about 28 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Surry Community College (about 31 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 31 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 33 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 42 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

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Shopping Center: Wilkes Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cricket include: Harmony Church (A), Union Church (B), Welcome Home Church (C), Cricket Church (D), Friendship Methodist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Tarheel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Wilkes 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 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.4% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Cricket, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Cricket compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.8
North Carolina average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cricket CDP (based on Wilkes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,199116
Mainline Protestant4,39622
Black Protestant5734
Other5163
Catholic4071
None29,327-
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
Wilkes County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Wilkes County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Wilkes County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

27.9%
North Carolina:

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

18.1%
State:

15.6%

3.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
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 Yadkin County, NC  0.41% ($26,660 average AGI)
from Surry County, NC  0.31% ($26,171)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.18% ($43,878)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yadkin County, NC  0.32% ($24,081 average AGI)
to Surry County, NC  0.32% ($23,042)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.22% ($27,020)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cricket:

  • WWWC (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKBC (800 AM; 1 kW; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cricket:

  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WSIF (90.9 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cricket:

  • 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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 1,600Total average daily traffic
  • 96Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,200Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
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