For population 25 years and over in Elk Park:
For population 15 years and over in Elk Park town:
19 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (25.0 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (92.3 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (457.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Roan Mountain, TN (2.3 miles ), Newland, NC (2.4 miles ), Banner Elk, NC (2.5 miles ), Beech Mountain, NC (2.5 miles ), Sugar Mountain, NC (2.7 miles ), Grandfather, NC (2.9 miles) , Laurel Fork, TN (3.0 miles) , Seven Devils, NC (3.1 miles) .
Latitude: 36.16 N, Longitude: 81.98 W
Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-5.7%).
Work and jobs in Elk Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Elk Park, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Elk Park-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the Elk Park town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.0 miles away from the town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Elk Park-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Elk Park center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Elk Park center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Avery County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Harry Blevins - Virginia Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Elk Park:
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Private high school in Elk Park:
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Park and their reported violations in the past:CRANBERRY WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Elk Park that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.8%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Elk Park compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Elk Park town (based on Avery County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Adult diabetes rate:
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Elk Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Elk Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,841 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,410 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Elk Park fatal accident list:
Jul 6, 1993 04:20 PM, Us19, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 1979 08:55 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elk Park)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk Park, NC
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.