Cullowhee, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 6,228. Population change since 2000: +74.0%
Males: 3,072  (49.3%)
Females: 3,156  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  21.0 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28723, 28779.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,278 (it was $19,688 in 2000)
Cullowhee:

$17,278
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,218 (it was $10,017 in 2000)

Cullowhee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $221,730 (it was $121,100 in 2000)
Cullowhee:

$221,730
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $210,548; Detached houses: $232,277; Mobile homes: $19,920

Median gross rent in 2012: $494.

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Cullowhee races chart
  • White alone - 5,269 (84.6%)
  • Black alone - 434 (7.0%)
  • Hispanic - 318 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 86 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 73 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 41 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cullowhee: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (33.7%), Irish (11.3%), German (10.5%), English (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 3.64 square miles.

Population density: 1,711 people per square mile   (low).

Cullowhee,NC real estate house value index trend

Cullowhee, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Cullowhee:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.2%
  • Unemployed: 42.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cullowhee CDP:

  • Never married: 84.5%
  • Now married: 9.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 0.9%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

136 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe).

This place:  2.7%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Cullowhee, North Carolina as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cullowhee to the number of sex offenders is 890 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $742 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $769 (0.3%)

Cullowhee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (40.0 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (127.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Forest Hills, NC (1.0 miles ), Webster, NC (1.7 miles ), Sylva, NC (2.2 miles ), Dillsboro, NC (2.4 miles ), Glenville, NC (3.1 miles) , Cherokee, NC (3.7 miles ), Franklin, NC (3.8 miles ), Cashiers, NC (3.8 miles) .

Latitude: 35.31 N, Longitude: 83.18 W

Area code: 828

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

5.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Cullowhee, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cullowhee-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.7 miles away from the Cullowhee place center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cullowhee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% 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 55.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 107.0 miles away from Cullowhee 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 204.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 338.9 miles away from Cullowhee center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cullowhee topographic map

Birthplace of: Nick Searcy - Film actor.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cullowhee:

  • WEBSTER GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WEBSTER, NC)
  • SKYLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • SYLVA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • WESTCARE HOME HEALTH AND HOS (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • MEDWEST HARRIS Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL TCU (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • MAGGIE VALLEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MAGGIE VALLEY, NC)

College/University in Cullowhee:

  • Western Carolina University (Full-time enrollment: 8,684; Location: Highway 107; Public; Website: www.wcu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Cullowhee:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 40 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 41 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Clemson University (about 49 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • North Greenville University (about 49 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Furman University (about 50 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 52 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Piedmont College (about 56 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)

Public elementary/middle school in Cullowhee:

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Church in Cullowhee: Mount Carmel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cane Creek (A), Cullowhee Creek (B), Ash Branch (C), Wayehutta Creek (D), Cox Branch (E), Long Branch (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jackson 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 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 0.675. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.675
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 19.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.39
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cullowhee and their reported violations in the past:

BALLOUGH HILLS (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-04-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-13-2009), St Case dropped (JAN-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-1994), Fed Public Notif requested (AUG-22-1994), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-22-1994), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (AUG-31-1995), Fed Other (AUG-31-1995), St Intentional no-action (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RALPH J ANDREWS REC PARK (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2005), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
CASHIERS VILLAGE (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 89, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Other (APR-15-2008)
  • Public Education - In MAR-02-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-26-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-31-2007), St Other (NOV-29-2007), St Civil Case referred to AG (APR-14-2008), St Civil Case filed (NOV-12-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-09-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (APR-15-1994), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-1994), Fed Public Notif requested (OCT-03-1994), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (AUG-31-1995), Fed Other (AUG-31-1995), St Intentional no-action (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010)
COTTAGES AT LAKE OSSEROGA (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 89, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In DEC-29-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2011)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JUN-29-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-03-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2010)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
CAROLINA VILLAGE APARTMENTS (Population served: 59, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
CONTINENTAL CLIFFS (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-10-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-10-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2012)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
COWAN VALLEY ESTATES (Population served: 53, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BIG RIDGE S/D (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In SEP-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2010)
  • Public Education - In MAR-02-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2008)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-14-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2006)
  • 63 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cullowhee that have no violations reported:

  • BRIDGE CREEK (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAVANNAH CREEK RV PARK (Address: ATTN ENVIRONMENTAL INC - CULLOWHEE , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 48.1%
(45.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 54.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.7 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  18.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
3,347 people in college/university student housing in 2010
2,138 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Cullowhee compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banks with branches in Cullowhee (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Western Carolina University Branch at 784 Centennial Drive, branch established on 2007/07/09. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cullowhee CDP (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.17%
Here: 43.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents67.5%15.5%5.1%3.5%2.8%
Congregations57.3%16.0%1.3%4.0%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.0%0.4%0.9%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.3%4.0%4.0%
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: 7
Jackson County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jackson County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Jackson County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
North Carolina:

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

18.9%
State:

15.6%

7.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
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 Swain County, NC  0.93% ($25,555 average AGI)
from Macon County, NC  0.54% ($26,500)
from Haywood County, NC  0.52% ($29,459)


8.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
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 Buncombe County, NC  0.94% ($33,188 average AGI)
to Swain County, NC  0.88% ($26,752)
to Haywood County, NC  0.71% ($32,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cullowhee:

  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPFJ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: DRAKE ENTERPRISES, LTD.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFSC (1050 AM; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cullowhee:

  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W209AE (89.7 FM; CULLOWHEE, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cullowhee:

  • W23AF (Channel 23; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W56AG (Channel 56; FRANKLIN, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W09AF (Channel 9; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W02AF (Channel 2; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W66BU (Channel 66; SYLVA, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W24AU (Channel 24; CASHIERS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W05AE (Channel 5; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Cullowhee, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

Cullowhee fatal accident list:

Apr 23, 1976 08:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Ed Subkis, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314250 Lon: -83.201250), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 8282536875, Esubkis@wcqs.Org, 73 BROADWAY
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1274, Sylva, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: 42.6, Overall height: 42.6 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1274, Sylva, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: 42.6, Overall height: 42.6 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Intake House Tennessee Creek Lake (Lat: 35.213167 Lon: -83.001528), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WNUD268
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 05/06/2022, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-4576, Email:
  • 66 Madison Building Lane (Lat: 35.312389 Lon: -83.176861), Type: Building, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQFY758
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2006, Expiration Date: 11/09/2016, Certifier: Thomas C Johnson
    Registrant: Ewa, 17750 Creamery Rd, Suite B10, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Phone: (800) 482-8282, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • 3697 Old Cullowhee Rd. (Lat: 35.308639 Lon: -83.172556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WQPA523
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Certifier: Frederick J Chwalek
    Registrant: Lord & Company, 2100 Carolina Place Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29708, Phone: (803) 802-0060, Fax: (803) 802-0070, Email:
  • Lat: 35.305500 Lon: -83.176139, Call Sign: WQRH736
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.262 MHz, 467.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2013, Expiration Date: 05/15/2023, Certifier: Amanda Thompson
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 35.311222 Lon: -83.173194, Call Sign: KC24197
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.640 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/1989, Expiration Date: 12/01/1995, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Western Carolina University, Moor Bldg, Cullowhee, NC 28723

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Jackson County Airpo, Airport Road (Lat: 35.314361 Lon: -83.200944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQFZ564
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2006, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Certifier: Robert W Kehrberg
    Registrant: Western Carolina University, 109 Old Student Union, Cullowhee, NC 28723, Phone: (828) 227-3851, Fax: (828) 227-7647, Email:
  • Moore Building, Wcu Campus (Lat: 35.311139 Lon: -83.175972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32.5 m, Call Sign: WQFZ568
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2006, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Certifier: Robert W Kehrberg
    Registrant: Western Carolina University, 109 Old Student Union, Cullowee, NC 28723, Phone: (828) 227-3851, Fax: (828) 227-7647, Email:
  • HP-1274, Sylva A/P, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQNH886
    Assigned Frequencies: 6825.00 MHz, 10642.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2021, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cullowhee)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 401B (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 225SW , Serial Number: 401B0102, Year manufactured: 1970
    Registrant (Corporation): Moody Aviation Inc, Moody Road Route 68 Box 226, Cullowhee, NC 28723
  • Aircraft: BELL 47G-4A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING VO-540 SERIES (310 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 55ZD , Serial Number: 7689, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1972
    Registrant (Corporation): Woods Group Nc LLC, 474 Glenshore Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7144T , Serial Number: 46744, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/13/1959
    Registrant (Corporation): Blue Ridge Mountain Flying Assocs, Po Box 2, Cullowhee, NC 28723
  • Aircraft: BEECH A35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 764B , Serial Number: D-1772, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy C Hensley, 14 Poncho Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7952Z , Serial Number: 15060052, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Mountain Flying Associates, Po Box 2, Cullowhee, NC 28723
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8382W , Serial Number: 28-2584, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 06/25/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): Trans Western Air Inc, Po Box 261, Cullowhee, NC 28723

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 108
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Cullowhee

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