Kelly, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 544. Population change since 2000: +19.8%
Males: 156  (28.9%)
Females: 388  (71.1%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28448.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,352 (it was $27,143 in 2000)
Kelly:

$20,352
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,963 (it was $21,900 in 2000)

Kelly CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,490 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Kelly:

$60,490
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $58,879; Detached houses: $88,056; Mobile homes: $46,375

Median gross rent in 2012: $486.

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  • White alone - 289 (53.1%)
  • Black alone - 234 (43.0%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kelly: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (16.4%), English (12.6%), German (5.7%), French Canadian (4.1%), Irish (3.9%), Dutch (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 11.6 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

Kelly,NC real estate house value index trend

Kelly, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Kelly:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kelly CDP:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Kelly, North Carolina as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kelly to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $360 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $876 (1.9%)

Kelly satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (27.8 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (96.0 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (420.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Arcadia, NC (2.3 miles ), Sandyfield, NC (2.5 miles ), Atkinson, NC (3.0 miles ), Riegelwood, NC (3.1 miles ), Ivanhoe, NC (3.2 miles ), Delco, NC (3.3 miles ), Bolton, NC (3.3 miles ), Evergreen, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 34.46 N, Longitude: 78.30 W

Area code: 910

Kelly household income distribution Kelly home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (67%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (77%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (16%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)

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

Average climate in Kelly, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kelly-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Kelly place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

Earthquake activity:

Kelly-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 151.2 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 142.7 miles away from Kelly center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 242.8 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 170.5 miles away from the city 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 217.5 miles away from Kelly 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 97.8 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 Bladen County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Kelly:

  • PREMIER LIVING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LAKE WACCAMAW, NC)

Airports located in Kelly:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kelly:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 26 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 30 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 30 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Robeson Community College (about 42 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Mount Olive College (about 54 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 54 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 55 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 5,297)

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Churches in Kelly include: Kelly Church (A), Centerville Church (B), Wilson Chapel (C), Frenchs Creek Church (D), Trinity Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Bob Peterson Bay (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

ST JAMES AME CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KELLY GENERAL STORE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SINGLETARY LAKE GROUP CMPGRD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kelly that have no violations reported:

  • HAW BLUFF BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
(21.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Kelly compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Kelly CDP (based on Bladen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.22%
Here: 45.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Original Free Will BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents67.9%17.8%4.5%2.9%1.5%
Congregations51.3%18.4%9.2%2.6%2.6%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.1%0.9%0.9%0.7%1.6%
Congregations2.6%2.6%1.3%2.6%6.6%
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: 9
Bladen County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Bladen County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Bladen County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bladen County:

30.9%
North Carolina:

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

16.2%
State:

15.6%

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Robeson County, NC  0.77% ($26,179 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.70% ($30,408)
from Columbus County, NC  0.67% ($27,824)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.69% ($27,429 average AGI)
to Robeson County, NC  0.67% ($27,912)
to Columbus County, NC  0.62% ($27,286)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kelly:

  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WCLN (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: BROADCASTING GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kelly:

  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Kelly:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • James R Blanks, Approx 4.2 Mi Se Of Singletary Lake Nr (Lat: 34.424722 Lon: -78.263333), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 9102592171, Jim.Blanks@fourcounty.Ncemcs.Com
  • Approx 4.2 Mi Se Of Singletary Lake Nr (Lat: 34.424722 Lon: -78.263333), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 9102592171

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Approximately 4.2 Mi Se Of Singletary Lake Nr (Lat: 34.424611 Lon: -78.263306), Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WNEO595
    Assigned Frequencies: 2147.60 MHz, 2181.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/12/2000, Expiration Date: 01/25/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2010
    Registrant: Four County Emc, 1822 Nc 53 West, Burgaw, NC 28425, Phone: (910) 259-1811, Fax: (910) 259-1817, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KI4WEC, Licensee ID: L01289036
    Grant Date: 05/31/2007, Expiration Date: 05/31/2017, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2012, Certifier: John L Smith Iii
    Registrant: John L Smith Iii, Kelly, NC 28448
  • Call Sign: KK4BJU, Licensee ID: L01629470
    Grant Date: 04/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/05/2021, Certifier: Zachary C Potter
    Registrant: Zachary C Potter, Kelly, NC 28448
  • Call Sign: AD4JS, Previous Call Sign: KI4WEC, Licensee ID: L01289036
    Grant Date: 03/16/2012, Expiration Date: 03/16/2022, Certifier: John L Smith Iii
    Registrant: John L Smith Iii, Kelly, NC 28448
  • Call Sign: KK4JLU, Licensee ID: L01712232
    Grant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022, Certifier: Bruce A Barton
    Registrant: Bruce A Barton, 1717 Morgan Rd, Kelly, NC 28448

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Kelly, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1485.1 years
James1270.7 years
Robert875.1 years
William667.7 years
George563.6 years
John576.4 years
Herbert465.8 years
Annie469.2 years
Charlie482.3 years
Hattie486.2 years
Most common last names in Kelly, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Squires2179.2 years
Pridgen1577.9 years
Peterson1382.2 years
Smith1276.3 years
Robinson1176.2 years
Brown1173.9 years
Henry1072.7 years
Kelly984.2 years
Russ882.0 years
Beatty784.3 years
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