Jackson Heights, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,141.
Males: 555  (48.7%)
Females: 586  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

55.4 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28504.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,379
Jackson Heights:

$41,379
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,825

Jackson Heights CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $106,960
Jackson Heights:

$106,960
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $96,482; detached houses: $103,957; mobile homes: $23,149

Median gross rent in 2019: $909.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jackson Heights: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.8%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)

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Ancestries: American (6.9%), African (6.4%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

105 residents are foreign born (14.8% Latin America).

This place:

14.8%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (30.0 miles , pop. 60,476).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (70.3 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (357.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Kinston, NC (2.1 miles ),
La Grange, NC (3.3 miles ),
Dover, NC (3.3 miles ),
Seven Springs, NC (3.5 miles),
Pink Hill, NC (3.6 miles ),
Hookerton, NC (3.7 miles ),
Walnut Creek, NC (3.8 miles ),
Grifton, NC (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.22 N, Longitude: 77.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Jackson Heights, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jackson Heights, NC in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 3.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.09
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Jackson Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Jackson Heights place center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 17.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jackson Heights-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 212.4 miles away from Jackson Heights center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from Jackson Heights center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 178.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 189.3 miles away from Jackson Heights 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 Lenoir County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Jackson Heights:

  • FMC VERNON DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; KINSTON, NC)
  • CASWELL CENTER (Hospital, about 4 miles away; KINSTON, NC)
  • OAK MANOR OF KINSTON (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KINSTON, NC)
  • HARMONY HALL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KINSTON, NC)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF KINSTON (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KINSTON, NC)
  • LENOIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; KINSTON, NC)
  • FMC OF KINSTON DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; KINSTON, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jackson Heights:

  • Lenoir Community College (about 4 miles; Kinston, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • Wayne Community College (about 22 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Mount Olive College (about 25 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Pitt Community College (about 26 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • East Carolina University (about 31 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Craven Community College (about 32 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 35 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)

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Lenoir 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:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.4%
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: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Jackson Heights:

Marital status in Jackson Heights, NC
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

For population 25 years and over in Jackson Heights:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jackson Heights, NC (based on Lenoir County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,198105
Mainline Protestant7,36149
Other3,1758
Black Protestant2,19620
Catholic4641
None26,101-
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: 14
Here:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Here:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

12.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.5%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

15.6%

5.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Pitt County, NC  0.79% ($29,475 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NC  0.63% ($31,200)
from Greene County, NC  0.54% ($27,108)


6.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,569 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
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 Pitt County, NC  1.05% ($32,201 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NC  0.73% ($34,401)
to Greene County, NC  0.46% ($23,284)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jackson Heights:

  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLNR (1230 AM; 1 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WELS (1010 AM; 1 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jackson Heights:

  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WZBR (97.7 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WELS-FM (102.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: KINSTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSFL-FM (106.5 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WSFL LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZUP (104.7 FM; ROSE HILL, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W240AW (95.9 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIKS (101.9 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: WIKS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXNR (99.5 FM; GRIFTON, NC; Owner: WXNR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WKNS (90.3 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMGV (103.3 FM; NEWPORT, NC; Owner: WMGV LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGO (88.7 FM; SNOW HILL, NC; Owner: PATHWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INC.)
  • WTEB (89.3 FM; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Jackson Heights:

  • W64AZ (Channel 64; KINSTON-GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: GOCOM TELEVISION, L.P.,)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEPX (Channel 38; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W63CW (Channel 63; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.6mTotal length
  • 6,900Total average daily traffic
  • 552Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jackson Heights, NC
  • 55.8%Electricity
  • 39.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jackson Heights, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Jackson Heights compared to North Carolina state average:

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