Drexel, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,854 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 873  (47.1%)
Females: 981  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

47.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28619, 28655, 28690.

Drexel Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,390 (it was $35,086 in 2000)
Drexel:

$45,390
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,372 (it was $18,463 in 2000)

Drexel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $135,104 (it was $79,500 in 2000)
Drexel:

$135,104
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $166,665; detached houses: $178,266; townhouses or other attached units: $150,930; mobile homes: $33,038

Median gross rent in 2019: $671.

March 2019 cost of living index in Drexel: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.3%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Drexel, NC (2019)
    • 1,59483.8%White alone
    • 1055.5%Hispanic
    • 1015.3%Asian alone
    • 703.7%Black alone
    • 231.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Drexel, North Carolina as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Drexel is 2,006 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Drexel by year

Type

2006

2007

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(51.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(106.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(51.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(414.1)
9
(473.7)
11
(589.8)
8
(425.1)
10
(533.3)
4
(214.7)
16
(851.5)
4
(214.6)
8
(429.2)
4
(213.7)
7
(376.7)
9
(486.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(1,139)
28
(1,474)
26
(1,394)
15
(797.0)
15
(800.0)
16
(858.8)
19
(1,011)
20
(1,073)
12
(643.8)
15
(801.3)
21
(1,130)
15
(811.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(103.5)
4
(210.5)
1
(53.6)
2
(106.3)
2
(106.7)
3
(161.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.6)
2
(107.3)
3
(160.3)
5
(269.1)
9
(486.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index196.7108.9101.3112.677.962.3110.762.264.470.593.1105.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Crime rate in Drexel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (42.8%), English (8.7%), German (8.5%), Irish (5.7%), Scottish (3.1%), Eastern European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1160 feet

Land area: 1.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,324 people per square mile   (low).

Drexel, North Carolina map

123 residents are foreign born (5.0% Asia, 3.7% Latin America).

This town:

6.6%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,181 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,066 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (42.2 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (58.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (458.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Valdese, NC (1.7 miles ),
Rutherford College, NC (2.1 miles ),
Morganton, NC (2.2 miles ),
Connelly Springs, NC (2.4 miles ),
Salem, NC (2.5 miles ),
Cajah's Mountain, NC (2.7 miles ),
Gamewell, NC (2.8 miles ),
Sawmills, NC (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.76 N, Longitude: 81.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Drexel, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Drexel, NC in 2019
Drexel satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +174 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in Drexel, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (11.8%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Apparel (4.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (16.7%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.0%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Apparel (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Drexel, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Drexel, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Drexel, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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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 67.0. This is about average.

City:

67.0
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Drexel-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Drexel town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 14.9 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Drexel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from Drexel 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 139.7 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) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from Drexel center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 132.2 miles away from Drexel center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 99.0 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 Burke County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Drexel:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF DREXEL (307 OAKLAND AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Drexel:

  • BURKE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; VALDESE, NC)
  • FOOTHILLS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • GRACE HEIGHTS HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • SCI-BURKE ICF/MR GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • CMC-BLUE RIDGE Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • BMA OF BURKE COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)
  • BROUGHTON HOSP (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MORGANTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Drexel:

  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 6 miles; Morganton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 10 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 19 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Appalachian State University (about 32 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 34 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 34 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 36 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)

Public high school in Drexel:

  • HALLYBURTON ACADEMY (Location: 205 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Grades: 6-12)

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Burke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.8%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
112 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
114 people in nursing homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Drexel:

Marital status in Drexel, NC
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Drexel:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Drexel
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Drexel, NC (based on Burke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,460141
Mainline Protestant9,78243
Black Protestant2,00612
Other1,1535
Catholic1,0231
None35,717-
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: 20
This county:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Here:

5.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
This county:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Burke County:

16.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Drexel:

28.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Drexel:

20.8%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Drexel:

12.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Drexel:

34.9%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Drexel:

54.0%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Drexel:

76.8%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Drexel, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$18,361$44,0660$0
Electric Power 3$15,901$63,6041$1,641
Solid Waste Management 3$7,068$28,2720$0
Water Supply 2$6,776$40,6560$0
Financial Administration 2$7,912$47,4720$0
Other Government Administration 1$6,900$82,8000$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$246
Parks and Recreation 0$0 4$3,848
Totals for Government 16$62,917$47,1886$5,735

Drexel government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,366,000 ($1276.16)
    Sewerage: $405,000 ($218.45)
    Police Protection: $372,000 ($200.65)
    Regular Highways: $222,000 ($119.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($61.49)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($59.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $102,000 ($55.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($40.45)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($26.97)
    General Public Buildings: $32,000 ($17.26)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($10.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($5.39)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($5.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($9.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $500,000 ($269.69)
    Regular Highways: $139,000 ($74.97)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($22.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($3.78)

Drexel government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $314,000 ($169.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000 ($36.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($23.73)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $500,000 ($269.69)
    General Revenue - Other: $144,000 ($77.67)
    Rents: $11,000 ($5.93)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,325,000 ($1254.05)
    Water Utilities: $340,000 ($183.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $132,000 ($71.20)
    Highways: $56,000 ($30.20)
    Other: $28,000 ($15.10)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $429,000 ($231.39)
    Property: $368,000 ($198.49)

Drexel government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $448,000 ($241.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $424,000 ($228.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($12.94)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
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 Catawba County, NC  1.15% ($33,212 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.78% ($31,361)
from McDowell County, NC  0.43% ($31,415)


5.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
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 Catawba County, NC  1.43% ($32,809 average AGI)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.74% ($34,109)
to McDowell County, NC  0.39% ($29,336)

Strongest AM radio stations in Drexel:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WSVM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALDESE, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC.)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Drexel:

  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMNC-FM (92.1 FM; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Drexel:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)

Drexel fatal accident list:

May 13, 1977 10:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.2mTotal length
  • 6,550Total average daily traffic
  • 402Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,100Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Drexel, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, On High Peak Mtn 2.5 Mi S (Lat: 35.722889 Lon: -81.608139), Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WNTN231,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.781 MHz, 928.781 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2012, Expiration Date: 05/05/2022, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201-1008, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:
  • HIGH PEAK, 3300' Se Of Jct I-40 & Sr 114 (Lat: 35.723167 Lon: -81.608694), Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WLU824,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10618.7 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/1989, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2000, Phone: (202) 328-8200

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Drexel)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$160,3501$202,6508$121,508
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$92,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$89,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$92,310
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$68,040
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$147,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Drexel, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Drexel, NC - Value
Most common first names in Drexel, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3682.2 years
James2966.9 years
William2775.6 years
John1673.1 years
Robert1473.4 years
Charles1275.1 years
George1169.0 years
Minnie986.7 years
Dorothy972.1 years
Annie985.2 years
Most common last names in Drexel, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Powell3275.4 years
Baker2580.4 years
Carswell1767.3 years
Franklin1681.4 years
Smith1281.1 years
Huffman1273.1 years
Griffin1280.1 years
Johnson1180.1 years
Williams1178.8 years
Berry1174.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Drexel, NC
  • 69.1%Electricity
  • 13.8%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Drexel, NC
  • 94.1%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Drexel compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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