For population 25 years and over in High Shoals:
For population 15 years and over in High Shoals town:
11 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,083 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (9.9 miles , pop. 66,277).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (24.9 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (459.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Lincolnton, NC (2.4 miles ), Dallas, NC (2.4 miles ), Boger City, NC (2.5 miles ), Stanley, NC (2.6 miles ), Spencer Mountain, NC (2.9 miles) , Ranlo, NC (2.9 miles ), Bessemer City, NC (3.0 miles ), Gastonia, NC (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 35.40 N, Longitude: 81.20 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 704
Population change in the 1990s: +134 (+22.5%).
Work and jobs in High Shoals: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in High Shoals, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
High Shoals-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the High Shoals 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 33.4 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:High Shoals-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 68.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from High Shoals center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from High Shoals center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Gaston County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near High Shoals:
Amtrak station near High Shoals:
Operable nuclear power plants near High Shoals:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to High Shoals:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.780. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in High Shoals that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.8%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
High Shoals compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for High Shoals (based on Gaston County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.45%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 37
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
High Shoals government finances in 2002:
6.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,792 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($317 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,622 average adjusted gross income)
0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($176 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in High Shoals:
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TV broadcast stations around High Shoals:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 18 meters (59ft)
Total costs: $437,000
Total average daily traffic: 70,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,214
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: