Horse Shoe, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,351.
Males: 1,119  (47.6%)
Females: 1,232  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

52.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,078
Horse Shoe:

$51,078
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,550

Horse Shoe CDP income, earnings, and wages data

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

$211,400
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $228,582; detached houses: $231,912; mobile homes: $105,413

Median gross rent in 2017: $826.

March 2019 cost of living index in Horse Shoe: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.9%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Horse Shoe, NC (2010)
    • 2,22794.7%White alone
    • 632.7%Hispanic
    • 220.9%Two or more races
    • 180.8%Black alone
    • 140.6%American Indian alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Horse Shoe, North Carolina as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Horse Shoe is 830 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (21.3%), English (15.7%), German (14.4%), Irish (10.6%), Italian (3.9%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2200 feet

47 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,485 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,343 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (16.4 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (98.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (517.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Etowah, NC (1.7 miles ),
Mills River, NC (1.8 miles ),
Mountain Home, NC (1.9 miles ),
Laurel Park, NC (2.0 miles ),
Balfour, NC (2.1 miles ),
Valley Hill, NC (2.3 miles ),
Hendersonville, NC (2.4 miles ),
Fletcher, NC (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.34 N, Longitude: 82.56 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Horse Shoe, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Horse Shoe, 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 64.7. This is about average.

City:

64.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
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 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Horse Shoe-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.8 miles away from the Horse Shoe place center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the place center injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Horse Shoe-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% 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 101.8 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 85.1 miles away from Horse Shoe 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 212.3 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 183.9 miles away from Horse Shoe center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 129.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the city 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 Horse Shoe:

  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • HENDERSONVILLE RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • LAKEWOOD MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)
  • THE LAURELS OF HENDERSONVILLE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HENDERSONVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Horse Shoe:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 16 miles; Asheville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 19 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • North Greenville University (about 22 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Furman University (about 30 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,988)
  • Western Carolina University (about 33 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Bob Jones University (about 35 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 37 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Horse Shoe include: Cummings Memorial Church (A), Shaw Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Kleine Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Battle Creek (A), Shaw Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Line of Fire Paintfields (923 Gilreath Loop Road).

Hotel: Greens View Lodge (218 Greens View Drive).

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 Horse Shoe and their reported violations in the past:

MILLS RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 85, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Horse Shoe (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Mills River Main at 3 Crossroads Drive, branch established on 1999/01/11. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Horse Shoe:

Marital status in Horse Shoe, NC
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Horse Shoe:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Horse Shoe, 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
Henderson County:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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
Henderson County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.9%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.8%
State:

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)
Businesses in Horse Shoe, NC
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Strongest AM radio stations in Horse Shoe:

  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • 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)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKP (1450 AM; 1 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: RADIO HENDERSONVILLE, INC.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horse Shoe:

  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Horse Shoe:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WLOS (Channel 13; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WUNF-TV (Channel 33; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W68DM (Channel 68; BREVARD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W31AZ (Channel 31; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
Horse Shoe fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Horse Shoe fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 2015 03:46 PM, Sr-1312, Lat: 35.346103, Lon: -82.547097, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 2014 09:45 PM, Sr-1312, Sr-1309, Lat: 35.353342, Lon: -82.536347, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 13, 2013 08:14 AM, Us-64, Sr-2115, Lat: 35.341167, Lon: -82.546453, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 2, 2012 06:15 AM, Us-64, Lat: 35.340997, Lon: -82.545217, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 24, 2005 11:16 PM, Us-64, Lat: 35.328860, Lon: -82.574470, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.2mTotal length
  • 29,100Total average daily traffic
  • 2,636Total average daily truck traffic
  • 58,200Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Donna Yopp, 195 Ladson Road (Lat: 35.362806 Lon: -82.556139), Type: 87.0, Structure height: 37089 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC, Donna.Yopp@att.Com, Rm 34a16, Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 927-2692
  • Donna Yopp, 195 Ladson Road (Lat: 35.362806 Lon: -82.556139), Type: 87.0, Structure height: 37089 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Registrant: Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC, Donna.Yopp@att.Com, Rm 34a16, Atlan-ta, Phone: (404) 927-2692

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Horse Shoe)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-340 SERIES (170 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6382L , Serial Number: AA5-0242, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Frank R Bagby, 10 Wedgewood Dr, Horse Shoe, NC 28742

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 17. The highest number of fires - 48 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Horse Shoe, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.4%), and Outside Fires (37.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Horse Shoe, NC
    • 13647.4%Structure Fires
    • 10737.3%Outside Fires
    • 3311.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 113.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Horse Shoe, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Horse Shoe, NC
  • 62.7%Electricity
  • 19.1%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Horse Shoe, NC
  • 80.4%Electricity
  • 14.0%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Horse Shoe 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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