Flat Rock, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,331 (54% urban, 46% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.9%
Males: 1,410  (42.3%)
Females: 1,921  (57.7%)
Median resident age:

65.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28731.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,594 (it was $67,813 in 2000)
Flat Rock:

$70,594
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $52,518 (it was $42,222 in 2000)

Flat Rock village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $435,930 (it was $284,300 in 2000)
Flat Rock:

$435,930
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $471,703; detached houses: $467,555; townhouses or other attached units: $438,760

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,393.

March 2019 cost of living index in Flat Rock: 94.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.5%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Flat Rock, NC (2010)
    • 3,02797.2%White alone
    • 361.2%Hispanic
    • 220.7%Two or more races
    • 130.4%Black alone
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 40.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Flat Rock, North Carolina as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Flat Rock is 277 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (17.8%), German (17.6%), American (14.9%), European (7.3%), Irish (5.8%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1995

Land area: 7.84 square miles.

Population density: 425 people per square mile   (low).

Flat Rock, North Carolina map

165 residents are foreign born (3.8% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This village:

4.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,612 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,738 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (22.4 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (91.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (516.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Flat Rock, NC (1.5 miles ),
Valley Hill, NC (1.7 miles ),
Barker Heights, NC (1.7 miles ),
Hendersonville, NC (1.9 miles ),
Laurel Park, NC (2.0 miles ),
Balfour, NC (2.4 miles ),
Dana, NC (2.5 miles ),
Saluda, NC (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 82.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

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

3.5%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +981 (+61.9%).
Most common industries in Flat Rock, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.7%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.7%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.0%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Construction (3.3%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Flat Rock, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6.2%)
  • Top executives (5.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.2%)
  • Lawyers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Art and design workers (6.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)

Average climate in Flat Rock, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.7. This is about average.

City:

64.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Flat Rock-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the Flat Rock village center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 4 people.

Earthquake activity:

Flat Rock-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from Flat Rock 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 219.4 miles away from Flat Rock 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 187.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Flat Rock 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 Henderson County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Flat Rock:

  • FOUR SEASONS HOSPICE (571 SOUTH ALLEN ROAD)
  • HENDERSONVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (COLLEGE DRIVE AND SOUTH ALLEN ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Flat Rock:

  • PINEBROOK GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 2 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LAKEWOOD MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF HENDERSONV (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • THE LAURELS OF HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)

College/University in Flat Rock:

  • Blue Ridge Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,931; Location: 180 West Campus Drive; Public; Website: www.blueridge.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flat Rock:

  • North Greenville University (about 15 miles; Tigerville, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 22 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Furman University (about 24 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 26 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Bob Jones University (about 28 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 31 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 32 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)

Public high school in Flat Rock:

Public elementary/middle school in Flat Rock:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Flat Rock: Bonclarken Assembly Grounds (A), Our Lady of the Hills Camp (B), Flat Rock Playhouse (C), Reeves Community Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Flat Rock include: Flat Rock Baptist Church (A), Mount Calvary Church (B), Saint John Church (C), Gospel Mission (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Bonclarken Lake (A), Kenmure Pond (B), Side Lake (C), Front Lake (D), Lake Bonclarken (E), Jordans Lake (F), McCabe Pond (G), Madonna Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Flat Rock: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Collins Entertainment (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3400 Spartanburg Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Apartments at Twin Oaks (Old Mill Road) (1), Holiday Inn Express Flat Rock (111 Commercial Boulevard) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Henderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-29-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
UPWARD SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
UPWARD UMC (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • UPWARD WORSHIP CENTER (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.1 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

74.3%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

2.6%
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: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Flat Rock:

Marital status in Flat Rock, NC
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Flat Rock:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flat Rock, NC (based on Henderson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,836111
Mainline Protestant10,94429
Catholic6,3291
Other1,3518
Black Protestant5384
Orthodox651
None53,659-
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: 22
Henderson County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Henderson County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Henderson County:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
North Carolina:

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

16.4%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Flat Rock:

57.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.5%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Flat Rock:

7.2%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Flat Rock:

37.1%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

60.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Flat Rock:

74.6%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Flat Rock, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$13,270$79,6200$0
Financial Administration 1$6,044$72,5280$0
Totals for Government 3$19,314$77,2560$0

Flat Rock government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $722,000 ($216.75)
    Central Staff Services: $265,000 ($79.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000 ($10.21)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($4.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($3.00)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($0.90)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000 ($0.90)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $15,000 ($4.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $76,000 ($22.82)

Flat Rock government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($15.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $221,000 ($66.35)
  • Tax - Property: $708,000 ($212.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $238,000 ($71.45)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($1.20)

Flat Rock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,107,000 ($1232.96)

8.58% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
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 Buncombe County, NC  2.62% ($48,051 average AGI)
from Transylvania County, NC  0.33% ($49,136)
from Polk County, NC  0.25% ($61,955)


6.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,248 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
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 Buncombe County, NC  1.74% ($43,036 average AGI)
to Transylvania County, NC  0.31% ($38,622)
to Greenville County, SC  0.21% ($61,389)
Businesses in Flat Rock, NC
NameCountNameCount
Cracker Barrel1Starbucks1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1UPS1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Flat Rock:

  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WHKP (1450 AM; 1 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: RADIO HENDERSONVILLE, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flat Rock:

  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Flat Rock:

  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W68DM (Channel 68; BREVARD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNTV (Channel 29; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
Flat Rock fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Flat Rock fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2010 01:37 AM, Us-25, Lat: 35.273214, Lon: -82.442039, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 23, 2005 01:44 PM, Sr-225, Us-25, Lat: 35.275750, Lon: -82.441950, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Dec 10, 2001 08:15 AM, Rp-1123, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 93.2mTotal length
  • 172,080Total average daily traffic
  • 20,653Total average daily truck traffic
  • 318,560Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Flat Rock, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 251980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Flat Rock, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Flat Rock)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Blue Ridge Tech Rd Rt 2 Box 133a (Lat: 35.307056 Lon: -82.423167), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WRK942, Licensee ID: L00046671,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz, Grant Date: 12/23/1999, Expiration Date: 04/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2005, Registrant: Blue Ridge Community College, Rt 2 Box 133a, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Phone: (828) 692-3572
  • Lat: 35.266806 Lon: -82.455861, Call Sign: WPXE655,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.112 MHz, 466.112 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2013, Expiration Date: 03/18/2023, Certifier: Mike Fridl, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • Lat: 35.277722 Lon: -82.436611, Call Sign: WQSJ761,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.510 MHz, 159.690 MHz, 159.735 MHz, 159.885 MHz, 160.155 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2013, Expiration Date: 09/30/2023, Certifier: Wanda Neal, Registrant: Kimball Communications Inc., 245 Duncan Hill Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792, Phone: (828) 697-6232, Fax: (828) 696-2175, Email:
  • 2661 Greenville Hwy (Lat: 35.274056 Lon: -82.443306), Call Sign: WQYV756,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.362 MHz, 451.687 MHz, 452.412 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2017, Expiration Date: 02/06/2027, Certifier: Adam Goodrum, Registrant: Buytwowayradios.Com, 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732, Phone: (803) 818-2228, Fax: (803) 985-8775, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SALUDA I 26, 2503 Macedonia Rd (Lat: 35.264500 Lon: -82.366972), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 60 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQRP436,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17960.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/01/2013, Expiration Date: 07/01/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • RIVER CREST, 194 Benson Hollow Lane (Lat: 35.290472 Lon: -82.368250), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRDE882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18040.0 MHz, 18080.0 MHz, 18040.0 MHz, 18080.0 MHz, 18040.0 MHz, 18080.0 MHz, 18040.0 MHz, 18080.0 MHz, 18040.0 MHz, 18080.0 MHz, 18040.0 MHz, 18080.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2019, Expiration Date: 04/12/2029, Certifier: Laurie Gebhardt, Registrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Flat Rock)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: STEER R W CH 601HD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 109BS , Serial Number: 6-3983, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 05/15/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Reginald W Steer, 108 Glengary Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 19645 , Serial Number: 17260633, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 07/18/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Clarence L Harney, Po Box 99, Flat Rock, NC 28731
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5618Q , Serial Number: 665, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 12/06/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Clark R Hecker, 3111 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731
  • Aircraft: MURRAY STEPHEN H VANS RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 62KM , Serial Number: 81626, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 07/20/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen H Murray, 403 Pinnacle Peak Ln, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$155,84818$335,939119$232,4505$193,8961$284,99017$233,3721$81,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$445,0305$173,1820$00$01$163,9100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$83,5855$242,19419$250,1071$22,9000$03$199,1000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$132,2802$63,17520$254,0190$00$02$181,5200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$388,2107$224,7810$00$01$150,0400$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9915.00 , 9916.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$231,6250$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$239,3900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$365,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9915.00 , 9916.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Flat Rock, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Flat Rock, NC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 35 took place in 2018, and the least - 10 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Flat Rock, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.8%), and Outside Fires (23.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Flat Rock, NC
    • 15453.8%Structure Fires
    • 6723.4%Outside Fires
    • 4114.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 248.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Flat Rock, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Flat Rock, North Carolina:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 111 Commercial Blvd, Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731 , Phone: (828) 697-1085
  • Holiday Inn Express Express & Suites, 107 Upward Crossing Dr, Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731 , Phone: (800) 465-4329, Fax: (828) 698-8622
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Flat Rock, 836 Upward Rd, Flat rock, North Carolina 28731 , Phone: (828) 513-5100, Fax: (828) 513-5101
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Flat Rock, North Carolina
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Flat Rock, NC
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 35.1%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Flat Rock, NC
  • 49.8%Electricity
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Flat Rock compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Flat Rock on our top lists:

  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sweden (population 500+)"
  • #50 (28731) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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