Hightsville, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 739. Population change since 2000: -2.6%
Males: 556  (75.4%)
Females: 183  (24.6%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 28401.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,105 (it was $33,088 in 2000)
Hightsville:

$34,105
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,363 (it was $13,458 in 2000)

Hightsville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $201,211 (it was $87,600 in 2000)
Hightsville:

$201,211
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $165,888; Detached houses: $161,135

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,143.

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  • Races in Hightsville, NC (2010)

    Hightsville races chart
    • 44860.6%White alone
    • 24533.2%Black alone
    • 192.6%Hispanic
    • 131.8%Two or more races
    • 111.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.3%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hightsville: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (35.6%), Brazilian (5.2%), Irish (3.5%), Moroccan (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 1.57 square miles.

Population density: 472 people per square mile   (low).

Hightsville,NC real estate house value index trend

Hightsville, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Hightsville:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hightsville CDP:

  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 29.6%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 27.4%

42 residents are foreign born (4.6% Latin America).

This place:

4.6%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Hightsville CDP:  0.6% ($531)
North Carolina:  0.9% ($826)
Hightsville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (2.9 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (115.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (425.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Wrightsboro, NC (1.4 miles ), Wilmington, NC (1.7 miles ), Blue Clay Farms, NC (1.8 miles) , Kings Grant, NC (1.9 miles ), Navassa, NC (2.1 miles ), Northchase, NC (2.1 miles ), Belville, NC (2.2 miles ), Murraysville, NC (2.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.26 N, Longitude: 77.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Hightsville household income distribution Hightsville home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (45%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (45%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Transportation occupations (44%)
  • Sales and related occupations (34%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Hightsville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hightsville, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hightsville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Hightsville place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 6/13/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hightsville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.6 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 151.2 miles away from Hightsville center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Hightsville 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 229.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Hanover County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hightsville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hightsville:

  • WILMINGTON SURGCARE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • HILLHAVEN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-CYPRESS POINTE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • SE DIALYSIS WILMINGTON DAVITA FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • CAPE FEAR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Hightsville:

  • 2 miles: WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hightsville:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 2 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 4 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 5 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 47 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Mount Olive College (about 66 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Robeson Community College (about 67 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 70 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)

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Notable location: New Hanover Correctional Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Hightsville: Olivet Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Burnt Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

New Hanover County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 73.7. This is about average.

City:

73.7
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.64
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.8%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
393 people in state prisons in 2010
378 people in state prisons in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
North Carolina average:

12.0

Hightsville travel time to work - commute Hightsville mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hightsville CDP (based on New Hanover County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant45,162124
Mainline Protestant25,47643
Catholic14,6715
Black Protestant6,40834
Other3,77717
Orthodox3752
None106,798-
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: 44
New Hanover County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
New Hanover County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
New Hanover County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 262
Here:

13.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
New Hanover County:

23.8%
North Carolina:

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

15.7%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hightsville:

44.2%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hightsville:

17.6%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hightsville:

24.1%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Hightsville:

58.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Hightsville:

83.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hightsville, NC Residents

8.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($568 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brunswick County, NC  0.74% ($30,360 average AGI)
from Pender County, NC  0.65% ($29,777)
from Wake County, NC  0.56% ($41,689)


8.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.43%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
New Hanover County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brunswick County, NC  0.95% ($33,819 average AGI)
to Pender County, NC  0.73% ($36,765)
to Wake County, NC  0.60% ($37,816)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hightsville:

  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVBS (1470 AM; 1 kW; BURGAW, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hightsville:

  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • W240AS (95.9 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WUIN (106.7 FM; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WAZO (98.3 FM; OAK ISLAND, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)
  • WLTT (106.3 FM; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)

TV broadcast stations around Hightsville:

  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Wood (11%)

Hightsville compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed 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 significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Hightsville on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #55 (28401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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