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Population in 2012: 923 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 

Males: 453  (49.2%)
Females: 470  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  56.6 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28741.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,791 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Highlands:

$47,791
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $52,342

Highlands town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $453,525 (it was $221,800 in 2000)
Highlands:

$453,525
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $654,112; Detached houses: $648,417; Townhouses or other attached units: $542,617; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,032,625; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $522,835; Mobile homes: $397,919

Median gross rent in 2012: $958.

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  • White alone - 847 (91.7%)
  • Hispanic - 53 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highlands: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (20.1%), English (17.4%), German (15.5%), Irish (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3835 feet

Land area: 6.06 square miles.

Population density: 152 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Highlands:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highlands town:

  • Never married: 11.6%
  • Now married: 64.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

86 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe).

This town:  8.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Highlands, North Carolina as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Highlands to the number of sex offenders is 308 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,100 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,276 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (48.5 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (112.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (528.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cashiers, NC (2.7 miles) , Sky Valley, GA (2.9 miles ), Glenville, NC (3.0 miles) , Dillard, GA (3.4 miles) , Mountain Rest, SC (3.6 miles) , Franklin, NC (3.7 miles ), Mountain City, GA (3.7 miles ), Clayton, GA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.05 N, Longitude: 83.20 W

Area code: 828

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Crime rates in Highlands by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0010002000
per 100,000 0.00.0109.50.00.00.0209.40.00.00.0
Robberies 0110000020
per 100,000 0.0106.4109.50.00.00.00.00.0213.70.0
Assaults 0310114030
per 100,000 0.0319.1109.50.0105.5105.3418.80.0320.50.0
Burglaries 46526371913141310
per 100,000 432.9638.3547.62708.33903.02000.01361.31452.31388.91067.2
Thefts 19191840433434213048
per 100,000 2056.32021.31971.54166.74535.93578.93560.22178.43205.15122.7
Auto thefts 1303000040
per 100,000 108.2319.10.0312.50.00.00.00.0427.40.0
Arson 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.9) 116.3236.9249.1365.9456.6292.0469.3181.2372.2268.4

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Crime rate in Highlands detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

11.74
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-4.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Highlands-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 36% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Highlands town center injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Highlands-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 91.4 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 67.0 miles away from Highlands center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from Highlands center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Macon County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Highlands:

  • HIGHLANDS CASHIERS HOSPITAL INC (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 190 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • HIGHLANDS CASHIERS HOSPITAL IN (Nursing Home, 190 HOSPITAL DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Highlands:

  • ANGEL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; FRANKLIN, NC)
  • ANGEL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FRANKLIN, NC)
  • RHA/HOWELL CARE CENTERS/FOREST HILLS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; GREENVILLE, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Highlands, NC

Local government website: www.main.nc.us/highlands

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highlands:

  • Western Carolina University (about 18 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,852)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 34 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clemson University (about 35 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 37 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Furman University (about 45 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Bob Jones University (about 48 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 50 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)

Public high school in Highlands:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Would you add a phone number and website link to the information on Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. The phone is 828 526-1200 and the web domain is www.highlandscashiershospital.org. Thanks!

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Notable location: Highlands Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoirs: Club Lake (A), Highlands Lake (B), Mirror Lake (C), Ravenel Lake (D), Harris Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Creek (A), Monger Creek (B), Mill Creek (C), Satulah Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Highlands Chamber Of Commerce (396 Oak St).

Hotels: Highlands Suite Hotel (205 Main), Chandler Inn (790 North 4th Street), Hampton Inn Highlands (96 Log Cabin Lane).

 
Macon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.6. This is about average.
City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.450
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

35.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.67. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.67
U.S.:

9.59

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

CULLASAJA CLUB (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JUL-01-2002 and FEB-17-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2005)
  • Public Education - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2003)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-2002 and FEB-17-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-17-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from OCT-21-2005 to OCT-21-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-20-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-09-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
COLD SPRINGS SADDLE & TENNIS (Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between SEP-20-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2003)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-08-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2003)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
HIGHLANDS WORK CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-04-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-04-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between JUN-03-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.9%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Highlands, NC

Highlands compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Highlands (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Highlands Remote Office at 116 Franklin Rd, branch established on 1995/11/20; Highlands Main Branch at 234 South Fourth Street, branch established on 1935/04/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Regions Bank: Spring Street Branch at 161 Spring Street, branch established on 2003/01/27. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: W. Main St Branch at 225 Franklin Road, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Highlands Branch at U.S. Highway 64 And Laurel Street, branch established on 1990/10/08. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Macon Bank, Inc.: Highlands Branch at 473 Carolina Way, branch established on 1995/09/14. Info updated 2011/02/10: Bank assets: $874.5 mil, Deposits: $751.0 mil, headquarters in Franklin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Macon Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Highlands Branch at Pine And Fourth Streets, branch established on 1980/07/26. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Highlands, North Carolina:

  • Mountain High Motel, Main St And Second St, Highlands, NC 28741 , Phone: (828) 526-2790
  • Hampton Inn Highlands, 96 Log Cabin Ln, Highlands, NC 28741 , Phone: (828) 526-5899, Fax: (828) 526-8072
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Highlands, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Highlands travel time to work - commute


Highlands mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Highlands town (based on Macon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.18%
Here68.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents54.9%13.6%7.3%6.4%3.7%
Congregations48.0%15.0%2.0%6.0%6.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchEvangelical Presbyterian ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents3.0%2.5%2.1%1.2%5.2%
Congregations3.0%4.0%3.0%1.0%12.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Macon County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Macon County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Macon County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

16.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Macon County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.2%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$26,702$40,0530$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$29,751$29,7511$824
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,504
Streets and Highways 5$11,904$28,5700$0
Solid Waste Management 7$15,678$26,8770$0
Parks and Recreation 6$13,955$27,9105$4,873
Water Supply 11$29,452$32,1290$0
Electric Power 12$37,088$37,0880$0
Totals for Government 61$164,530$32,3677$7,201

Highlands government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,665,000 ($1803.90)
    Fire Protection: $352,000 ($381.37)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($57.42)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,976,000 ($2140.85)
    Liquor Stores: $770,000 ($834.24)
    Sewerage: $663,000 ($718.31)
    Central Staff Services: $589,000 ($638.14)
    Police Protection: $470,000 ($509.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $381,000 ($412.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $369,000 ($399.78)
    Regular Highways: $340,000 ($368.36)
    Water Utilities: $284,000 ($307.69)
    Fire Protection: $113,000 ($122.43)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($50.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $46,000 ($49.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $45,000 ($48.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $3,000 ($3.25)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $6,000 ($6.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $286,000 ($309.86)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($189.60)
    Electric Utilities: $130,000 ($140.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $44,000 ($47.67)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($34.67)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($10.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,393,000 ($1509.21)

Highlands government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $641,000 ($694.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $322,000 ($348.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000 ($40.09)
    All Other: $16,000 ($17.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $610,000 ($660.89)
    General Support: $419,000 ($453.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $557,000 ($603.47)
    Interest Earnings: $257,000 ($278.44)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,604,000 ($2821.24)
    Liquor Stores: $905,000 ($980.50)
    Water Utilities: $275,000 ($297.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $83,000 ($89.92)
    Highways: $57,000 ($61.76)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.08)
  • Tax - Property: $1,154,000 ($1250.27)
    NEC: $67,000 ($72.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000 ($4.33)

Highlands government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,402,000 ($8019.50)

7.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

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:
from Jackson County, NC  0.47% ($31,618 average AGI)
from Rabun County, GA  0.28% ($26,212)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.21% ($59,667)


5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

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:
to Jackson County, NC  0.46% ($34,269 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.23% ($27,500)
to Rabun County, GA  0.21% ($29,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Highlands:

  • 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.)
  • WPFJ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: DRAKE ENTERPRISES, LTD.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTBI (1540 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PICKENS, SC; Owner: TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGHC (1370 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highlands:

  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Highlands:

  • W27BD (Channel 62; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W24AU (Channel 24; CASHIERS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W56AG (Channel 56; FRANKLIN, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • #6 At Pine Circle (Lat: 35.079806 Lon: -83.210972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KNKQ351
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 10/01/2022
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • #6 @ Pine Circle (Lat: 35.079778 Lon: -83.210972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN626
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Licensingcompliance@verizonwireless.Com, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Highlands, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Us 64e E Of (Lat: 35.073417 Lon: -83.185972), Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WMG365, Licensee ID: L00010323
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/1994, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
    Registrant: Charisma Radio Corp., P.O. Box 1889, Highlands, NC 28741

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Highlands)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Highlands)


Most common first names in Highlands, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3876.5 years
William3576.5 years
James3275.6 years
Mary2483.5 years
Charles1874.9 years
Elizabeth1683.6 years
Robert1573.0 years
George1477.6 years
Margaret1381.6 years
Richard1278.3 years
Most common last names in Highlands, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Talley2281.2 years
Mccall2074.3 years
Edwards1582.9 years
Keener1481.7 years
Wilson1476.8 years
Baty1378.9 years
Chastain1267.8 years
Potts1276.3 years
Henry1282.1 years
Dendy1181.2 years
Businesses in Highlands, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Kincaid1UPS1
Nike1
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