Gulf, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 144.
Males: 94  (65.6%)
Females: 50  (34.4%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,770
Gulf:

$57,770
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,967

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $277,400
Gulf:

$277,400
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $320,531; detached houses: $358,935; townhouses or other attached units: $280,639; in 2-unit structures: $347,313; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,101; mobile homes: $73,149
March 2019 cost of living index in Gulf: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.1%
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  • Races in Gulf, NC (2010)
    • 13996.5%White alone
    • 53.5%Black alone
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Ancestries: Norwegian (100.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 290 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cary, NC (31.0 miles , pop. 94,536).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (40.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (381.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Goldston, NC (1.9 miles ),
Sanford, NC (2.9 miles ),
Moncure, NC (3.5 miles ),
Pittsboro, NC (3.5 miles ),
Broadway, NC (3.8 miles ),
Bennett, NC (3.8 miles ),
Siler City, NC (3.9 miles ),
Cameron, NC (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 35.56 N, Longitude: 79.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 919

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

3.6%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.5. This is better than average.

City:

58.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.01
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0848. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0848
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Gulf-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.8 miles away from the Gulf place center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/7/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gulf-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 85% 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 216.5 miles away from Gulf center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from Gulf 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 316.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from Gulf center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Gulf:

  • T.L.C. HOME, INC. (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SANFORD, NC)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF SANFORD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SANFORD, NC)
  • LEE COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SANFORD, NC)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SANFORD, NC)
  • VOCA-HICKORY II GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SANFORD, NC)
  • CONVALESCENT CENTER OF SANFORD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SANFORD, NC)
  • SANFORD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CO (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SANFORD, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gulf:

  • Central Carolina Community College (about 10 miles; Sanford, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,675)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 25 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 28 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Randolph Community College (about 32 miles; Asheboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • Campbell University (about 33 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 5,127)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 33 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)
  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 34 miles; Morrisville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,070)

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Chatham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.1%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Gulf:

Marital status in Gulf, NC
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 79.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Gulf:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 32.4%
Educational Attainment in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gulf, NC (based on Chatham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,53564
Mainline Protestant5,71338
Black Protestant4,13721
Catholic1,0661
Other2144
None36,840-
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: 13
Chatham County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Here:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Here:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Chatham County:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chatham County:

24.6%
North Carolina:

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

21.0%
State:

15.6%

8.87% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($103,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
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 Wake County, NC  1.73% ($127,947 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  1.23% ($103,321)
from Durham County, NC  0.86% ($122,093)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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 Wake County, NC  1.08% ($82,938 average AGI)
to Durham County, NC  0.65% ($75,651)
to Orange County, NC  0.62% ($67,789)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gulf:

  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WWGP (1050 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WWGP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXKL (1290 AM; 1 kW; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WGSE INCORPORATED)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gulf:

  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WFJA (105.5 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: WWGP BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W204AV (88.7 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDCC (90.5 FM; SANFORD, NC; Owner: CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gulf:

  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W46BF (Channel 46; SANFORD, NC; Owner: SAN-LEE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • W67CD (Channel 67; SANFORD, NC; Owner: CENTRAL CAROLINA B/CING. CORP., INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)

Gulf fatal accident list:

Nov 25, 2010 11:13 AM, Us-421, Lat: 35.558503, Lon: -79.291936, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 68.3mTotal length
  • 27,050Total average daily traffic
  • 3,470Total average daily truck traffic
  • 54,100Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gulf, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gulf, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gulf, NC
  • 68.5%Utility gas
  • 31.5%Electricity


Gulf 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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