Cullowhee, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 6,228.
Population change since 2000: +74.0%
Males: 2,925  (47.0%)
Females: 3,303  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

20.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28723, 28779.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,860 (it was $19,688 in 2000)
Cullowhee:

$25,860
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,295 (it was $10,017 in 2000)

Cullowhee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $204,270 (it was $121,100 in 2000)
Cullowhee:

$204,270
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $634.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cullowhee: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 41.7%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.3% for Black residents, 97.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 97.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cullowhee, NC (2017)
    • 4,66979.4%White alone
    • 5148.7%Hispanic
    • 4838.2%Black alone
    • 1292.2%Two or more races
    • 490.8%Asian alone
    • 110.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Cullowhee, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cullowhee is 436 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (61.2%), German (4.1%), English (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Irish (1.5%), Scottish (1.3%).

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, North Carolina map

30 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $922 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $851 (0.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Cullowhee, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cullowhee, NC in 2017
Cullowhee satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Cullowhee, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (36.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (39.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.2%)
  • Health care (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (34.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Cullowhee, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.8%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.8%)

Average climate in Cullowhee, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cullowhee, North Carolina average temperatures Cullowhee, North Carolina average precipitation Cullowhee, North Carolina humidity Cullowhee, North Carolina wind speed Cullowhee, North Carolina snowfall Cullowhee, North Carolina sunshine Cullowhee, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.7. This is about average.

City:

70.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.382. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.382
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.69
U.S.:

8.46

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 Cullowhee 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 the city 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 the city 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cullowhee topographic map

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

Birthplace of: Nick Searcy - Film actor.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Cullowhee:

Marital status in Cullowhee, NC
  • Never married: 87.0%
  • Now married: 7.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

For population 25 years and over in Cullowhee:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.9%
  • Unemployed: 42.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cullowhee
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cullowhee, NC (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,66077
Mainline Protestant3,82518
Catholic1,2781
Other5493
Black Protestant1161
None21,708-
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: 7
Here:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
State:

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

18.9%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cullowhee:

49.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.9%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cullowhee:

16.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cullowhee:

7.2%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

25.0%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

62.3%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Cullowhee:

84.3%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cullowhee, NC Residents

9.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Swain County, NC  1.29% ($32,398 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.64% ($32,695)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.51% ($33,258)


8.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,423 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Swain County, NC  1.10% ($27,191 average AGI)
to Haywood County, NC  0.76% ($34,031)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.55% ($51,831)
Businesses in Cullowhee, NC
NameCountNameCount
Chick-Fil-A1U-Haul1
Panda Express1UPS1
Starbucks1

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)
Cullowhee fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Cullowhee fatal accident list:

Jun 9, 2016 01:40 AM, Cr-1337, Lat: 35.318633, Lon: -83.177919, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 25, 2012 01:08 PM, Sr-1001, Lat: 35.301644, Lon: -83.180211, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 2010 08:00 PM, Sr-107, Lat: 35.328150, Lon: -83.193542, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 17, 2006 10:31 PM, Sr-107, Rp-1170, Lat: 35.326000, Lon: -83.193860, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 19, 2006 00:14 AM, Rp-1337, Lat: 35.318370, Lon: -83.179360, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 315ft / 96.3mTotal length
  • 73,580Total average daily traffic
  • 6,579Total average daily truck traffic
  • 147,160Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cullowhee, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cullowhee, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Ed Subkis, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314250 Lon: -83.201250), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m, Registrant: Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc., Esubkis@wcqs.Org, , Ashev-ille, Phone: (828) 253-6875
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1274, Sylva, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: 42.6, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, , Ralei-gh, Phone: (919) 662-4440
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1274, Sylva, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: 42.6, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, , Ralei-gh, Phone: (919) 662-4440
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1274, Sylva, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: 42.6, Structure height: 37099 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Wayne.Eberhard@ncdps.Gov, , Ralei-gh, Phone: (888) 928-4737

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cullowhee, NC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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: Wwcu Fm, 1 University Drive, 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: Wwcu Fm, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723, Phone: (828) 227-3851, Fax: (828) 227-7647, Email:
  • HP-1274, Sylva A/P, Jackson County Airport, 628 Airport Road 28779 (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQNH886,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, 10642.5 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2011, Expiration Date: 02/09/2021, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • 5AS1211B, Hp-1274, Sylva, Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.314028 Lon: -83.201056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQZG431,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, 17815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2017, Expiration Date: 05/09/2027, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Jackson County Airport (Lat: 35.315639 Lon: -83.206972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 4.8 m, Call Sign: WQXQ758,
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.900 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/2016, Expiration Date: 05/11/2026, Certifier: Mark Jones, Registrant: Vaisala Inc, 194 S. Taylor Ave., Louisville, CO 80027, Phone: (720) 304-4407, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58635 , Serial Number: 18262192, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Debasish Banerjee, Po Box 2742, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/19/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Trans Western Air Inc, Po Box 261, Cullowhee, NC 28723

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 22. The highest number of fires - 49 took place in 2008, and the least - 2 in 2004. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cullowhee, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (62.0%), and Outside Fires (21.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cullowhee, NC
    • 23262.0%Structure Fires
    • 8021.4%Outside Fires
    • 4612.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 164.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cullowhee, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cullowhee, NC
  • 70.7%Electricity
  • 11.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cullowhee, NC
  • 90.0%Electricity
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Wood


Cullowhee compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly 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.

Cullowhee on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people leaving home to go to work at strange times (12 PM - 5 AM) (population 500+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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