Gerton, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 254.
Males: 148  (58.5%)
Females: 106  (41.5%)
Median resident age:

53.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28735.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,078
Gerton:

$51,078
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,550

Gerton CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $211,400
Gerton:

$211,400
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $160,389; detached houses: $157,323

Median gross rent in 2017: $626.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gerton: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.9%
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  • Races in Gerton, NC (2010)
    • 24295.3%White alone
    • 52.0%Black alone
    • 31.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: German (26.0%), American (15.6%), Dutch (15.6%), Scotch-Irish (11.2%), English (9.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2676 feet

21 residents are foreign born (3.5% North America, 2.9% Europe).

This place:

6.8%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $598 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,113 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (13.6 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (87.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (502.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fairview, NC (2.1 miles ),
Edneyville, NC (2.3 miles ),
Chimney Rock, NC (2.5 miles),
Fruitland, NC (2.5 miles ),
Hoopers Creek, NC (2.7 miles ),
Swannanoa, NC (3.0 miles ),
Royal Pines, NC (3.0 miles ),
Lake Lure, NC (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.48 N, Longitude: 82.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Gerton, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gerton, NC in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.1
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 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gerton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Gerton place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 43.3 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gerton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 111.4 miles away from Gerton center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Gerton 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 208.2 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 198.0 miles away from Gerton center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from Gerton center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 121.4 miles away from Gerton 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gerton:

  • FLESHERS FAIRVIEW HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FAIRVIEW, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE/FLETCHER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FLETCHER, NC)
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN NEURO-MEDICAL TREATMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • HIGHLAND FARMS INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • BLUE RIDGE HOMES-SWANNANOA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; SWANNANOA, NC)
  • ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • JULIAN F KEITH ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE TX (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gerton:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 14 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 16 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 27 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • North Greenville University (about 29 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Furman University (about 39 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 40 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 41 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)

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Church in Gerton: Bearwallow Church (A). Display/hide its location 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 Gerton that have no violations reported:

  • PEACEFUL QUEST RETREATS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

53.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Gerton:

Marital status in Gerton, NC
  • Never married: 44.4%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

For population 25 years and over in Gerton:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gerton, 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
Here:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.8%
North Carolina:

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

16.4%
North Carolina:

15.6%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gerton:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gerton:

  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Gerton:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W05AU (Channel 5; BAT CAVE, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W11AX (Channel 11; BAT CAVE, ETC., NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W06AQ (Channel 6; BAT CAVE, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.5mTotal length
  • 6,230Total average daily traffic
  • 392Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,460Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Beaverwallow (Lat: 35.457056 Lon: -82.356778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPEI915,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/17/2020, Certifier: Jeff Chalmers, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Atop Corbin Mtn (Lat: 35.167889 Lon: -82.434278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: KKC947,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.265 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/2013, Expiration Date: 10/13/2023, Certifier: R Thomas Edmundson, Registrant: Kimball Communications Inc, 245 Duncan Hill Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Phone: (828) 697-6232, Fax: (828) 696-0596
  • Bearwallow Mountain (Lat: 35.457056 Lon: -82.356778), Call Sign: KTE976, Licensee ID: L00053943,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.275 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2003, Expiration Date: 08/16/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Registrant: Dotson E Whitley, 37 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (704) 254-2567
  • Bearwallow Mountain (Lat: 35.457056 Lon: -82.356778), Call Sign: WNQD980,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.0600 MHz, 453.525 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2004, Expiration Date: 08/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2005, Registrant: Ashland Construction Communications Company, 900 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30338-4780, Phone: (770) 392-5315, Fax: (770) 392-5305, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 1.4 Miles Ssw (Lat: 35.461222 Lon: -82.357333), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WME782,
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Registrant: Gonuts Media LLC, 9 West Morgan Street Suite 1240, Brevard, NC 28712-3656
  • 1.4 Miles Ssw (Lat: 35.461222 Lon: -82.357333), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WME785,
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/1991, Expiration Date: 12/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/19/1999, Registrant: Radio Hendersonville, Inc., Hendersonville, NC 28793
  • LTL PISGAH, 1.7 Mi. Ne Of (Lat: 35.500667 Lon: -82.332611), Overall height: 43.9 m, Call Sign: WCG256, Licensee ID: L00016129,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5960.00 MHz, 5960.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/12/1998, Registrant: American Television And Communications Corporation, Charlotte, NC 28234

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB4PCA, Grant Date: 06/01/1993, Expiration Date: 06/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2005, Registrant: Francis G Fickling, Kelly Hill Rd, Gerton, NC 28735
  • Call Sign: KF4LZO, Licensee ID: L01030364, Grant Date: 08/16/2016, Expiration Date: 09/16/2026, Certifier: Donald G Riggins, Registrant: Donald G Riggins, 6940 Bearwallow Mtn Rd, Gerton, NC 28735
  • Call Sign: WA4ZCE, Licensee ID: L00735539, Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 11/17/2017, Registrant: William C Heath Sr, 5793 Gerton Highway, Gerton, NC 28735
  • Call Sign: WB4LET, Licensee ID: L00165156, Grant Date: 01/26/2012, Expiration Date: 04/07/2022, Certifier: John F Bradway, Registrant: John F Bradway, 217 Ray Freeman Road, Gerton, NC 28735
  • Call Sign: WB5BAY, Previous Call Sign: KE4YSU, Licensee ID: L01162586, Grant Date: 06/17/2006, Expiration Date: 08/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2018, Registrant: David F Douglas, 86 Chestnut Hill Rd, Gerton, NC 28735
  • Call Sign: KI4IOV, Licensee ID: L00975344, Grant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 02/08/2025, Certifier: John D Nettles Jr, Registrant: John D Nettles Jr, 192 Konatoga Circle, Gerton, NC 28735

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gerton, NC
  • 46.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.7%Electricity
  • 12.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gerton, NC
  • 69.2%Electricity
  • 30.8%Utility gas


Gerton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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