Lake Lure, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,151 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.1%
 
Males: 564  (49.1%)
Females: 587  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

64.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28746.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,393 (it was $38,417 in 2000)
Lake Lure:

$66,393
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $58,594 (it was $23,459 in 2000)

Lake Lure town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $378,868 (it was $196,800 in 2000)
Lake Lure:

$378,868
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $666.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Lure: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.5%
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  • Races in Lake Lure, NC (2017)
    • 1,36193.9%White alone
    • 352.4%Asian alone
    • 181.2%Two or more races
    • 120.8%Black alone
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.07%Hispanic

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Lake Lure, North Carolina as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Lure is 139 to 1.


Crime rates in Lake Lure by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(82.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(96.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(99.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(2,119)
7
(684.9)
16
(1,592)
20
(1,980)
15
(1,499)
28
(2,320)
15
(1,249)
15
(1,261)
3
(251.5)
9
(760.1)
7
(594.2)
1
(87.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(2,505)
38
(3,718)
23
(2,289)
26
(2,574)
24
(2,398)
26
(2,154)
33
(2,748)
12
(1,008)
12
(1,006)
19
(1,605)
27
(2,292)
4
(348.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(96.3)
1
(97.8)
1
(99.5)
1
(99.0)
1
(99.9)
1
(82.9)
1
(83.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(84.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)275.5204.5230.8249.5208.8280.0204.0128.657.8117.4157.020.0

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City-data.com crime index in Lake Lure, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.84
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: English (16.4%), Irish (14.9%), German (13.7%), American (10.8%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1927

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 13.6 square miles.

Population density: 85 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Lure, North Carolina map

94 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This town:

6.6%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,312 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,208 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (22.6 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (78.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (497.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Chimney Rock, NC (1.9 miles),
Edneyville, NC (2.9 miles ),
Gerton, NC (3.0 miles ),
Fruitland, NC (3.4 miles ),
Old Fort, NC (3.6 miles ),
Dana, NC (3.6 miles ),
Fairview, NC (3.7 miles ),
Columbus, NC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.44 N, Longitude: 82.19 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Lake Lure, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lake Lure, NC in 2017

Lake Lure satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +325 (+46.3%).
Most common industries in Lake Lure, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.0%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.7%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (20.0%)
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.7%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Lake Lure, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Top executives (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.6%)
  • Top executives (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Financial managers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.3%)
  • Registered nurses (9.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.8%)
  • Art and design workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Lake Lure, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
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 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lake Lure-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Lake Lure town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 34.5 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Lure-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% 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 110.1 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 102.5 miles away from the city 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 214.1 miles away from Lake Lure 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 205.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 119.0 miles away from Lake Lure center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Lake Lure 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 Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Lure topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Lure:

  • MOUNTAIN RIDGE WELLNESS CTR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • FLESHERS FAIRVIEW HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FAIRVIEW, NC)
  • WILLOW RIDGE OF NC LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • WILLOWBROOKE COURT SC CTR AT TRYON ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COLUMBUS, NC)
  • ST LUKES HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; COLUMBUS, NC)
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN NEURO-MEDICAL TREATMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Lure:

  • Isothermal Community College (about 18 miles; Spindale, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,165)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 23 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 25 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • North Greenville University (about 28 miles; Tigerville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 33 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 34 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 35 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

Public high school in Lake Lure:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Lure: Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course (A), Camp Lurecrest (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Lure include: Chimney Rock Baptist Church (A), Cane Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: The Pools (A), The Mountains Lake (B), Bald Mountain Lake (C), Occoneechee Lake (D), Lake Lure (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), Wolf Creek (B), Cane Creek (C), Pool Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lake Lure: Chimney Rock Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Chimney Rock Park - Maintenance Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; US64-74 Highway) (1), Chimney Rock Park Ticket Office (Tours & Charters; US64-74 Highway) (2), Lake Lure Tours (Tours & Charters; 118 Proctor Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Fairfield Mountains Realty (201 Boulevard Of The Mnts) (1), Fox Run Resort (Vri) (180 Herman Wilson Rd) (2), Beach Motor Inn & Restaurant (2793 Memorial Highway) (3), Bald Mountain Farm-Lake Lure Golf & Beach Resort (400 Kings Drive) (4), Evening Shade Lodging (US64-74 Highway) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CHIMNEY ROCK VILLAGE (Address: ATTN TOWN OF LURE LAKE , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (2 times from MAY-23-2008 to MAY-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (3 times from MAR-28-2007 to MAR-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-05-2007), St Public Notif received (3 times from MAR-28-2007 to MAR-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-13-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 192 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
LARKIN`S ON THE LAKE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
POINT OF VIEW RESTAURANT (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
EAGLE CAMP LLC #3 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
EAGLE CAMP LLC #2 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
EAGLE CAMP LLC #1 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.2%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Lake Lure (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Lake Lure Branch at 107 Arcade Street, branch established on 2000/10/06. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Lake Lure:

Marital status in Lake Lure, NC
  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 74.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Lure:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lake Lure
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Lure, NC (based on Rutherford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,251133
Mainline Protestant6,64937
Black Protestant3,38721
Catholic8771
Other3962
None17,469-
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: 17
This county:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Rutherford County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Rutherford County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Here:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Rutherford County:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.7%
State:

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

15.2%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lake Lure:

57.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.1%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

43.4%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Lake Lure:

61.8%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.6%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Lure, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$32,499$35,4533$2,141
Other Government Administration 10$23,991$28,7891$523
Firefighters 6$20,413$40,8264$901
Financial Administration 3$13,762$55,0480$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$11,750$47,0000$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,097$36,5820$0
Water Supply 2$6,181$37,0860$0
Natural Resources 1$3,708$44,4960$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,619$31,4282$2,351
Electric Power 1$4,198$50,3760$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,525$54,3003$6,186
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 41$129,743$37,97413$12,102

Lake Lure government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $629,000 ($546.48)
    Sewerage: $452,000 ($392.70)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $882,000 ($766.29)
    Police Protection: $724,000 ($629.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $617,000 ($536.06)
    Liquor Stores: $492,000 ($427.45)
    Sewerage: $465,000 ($404.00)
    Water Utilities: $391,000 ($339.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $359,000 ($311.90)
    General - Other: $325,000 ($282.36)
    Regular Highways: $270,000 ($234.58)
    Electric Utilities: $235,000 ($204.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $218,000 ($189.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $196,000 ($170.29)
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000 ($14.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($6.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($13.03)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $13,000 ($11.29)
    Other - Health - Other: $2,000 ($1.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $65,000 ($56.47)
    Electric Utilities: $8,000 ($6.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $143,000 ($124.24)

Lake Lure government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $447,000 ($388.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $156,000 ($135.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($5.21)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($3.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $23,000 ($19.98)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($11.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($5.21)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.61)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $517,000 ($449.17)
    Electric Utilities: $207,000 ($179.84)
    Water Utilities: $195,000 ($169.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $478,000 ($415.29)
    General Local Government Support: $348,000 ($302.35)
    Highways: $187,000 ($162.47)
    Other: $5,000 ($4.34)
  • Tax - Property: $2,159,000 ($1875.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $752,000 ($653.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $272,000 ($236.32)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $10,000 ($8.69)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.87)

Lake Lure government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,637,000 ($2291.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,930,000 ($1676.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $873,000 ($758.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $166,000 ($144.22)

Lake Lure government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,496,000 ($2168.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000 ($13.90)

4.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.67% ($37,154 average AGI)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.23% ($31,854)
from Henderson County, NC  0.23% ($35,958)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.69% ($30,238 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.33% ($42,486)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.23% ($14,646)

Businesses in Lake Lure, NC

  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Lure:

  • 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.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTZQ (1600 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: HOUSTON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Lure:

  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Lure:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W05AU (Channel 5; BAT CAVE, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W11AX (Channel 11; BAT CAVE, ETC., NC; Owner: PULITZER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W06AQ (Channel 6; BAT CAVE, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • W24BA (Channel 24; TRYON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Lake Lure, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents23
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count10846
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16357
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4011
  • Fatalities12053
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents28813
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents892
See more detailed statistics of Lake Lure fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.3mTotal length
  • 28,360Total average daily traffic
  • 2,003Total average daily truck traffic
  • 56,720Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lake Lure, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lake Lure, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lake Lure)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lake Lure, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • LAKE LURE, 889 Bills Creek Rd (Lat: 35.442333 Lon: -82.156750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 108.2 m, Call Sign: WPNC475,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • NA LAKE LURE, 1608 Grassy Knob Rd (Lat: 35.408306 Lon: -82.172500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54 m, Call Sign: WQOQ226,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2011, Expiration Date: 12/16/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2018, Certifier: Scott Hedspeth, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • MILL SPRING, Nelons Road (Camphill Nc-1240) (Lat: 35.410222 Lon: -82.216778), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQXX907, Licensee ID: L00000502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10905.0 MHz, 10905.0 MHz, 10905.0 MHz, 10905.0 MHz, 10905.0 MHz, 10905.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2016, Expiration Date: 07/11/2026, Certifier: Paul Feldmann, Registrant: Carolina West Wireless, Inc., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, Phone: (336) 973-5000, Fax: (336) 973-8878
  • POWERHOUSE L, Mountain Way (Cove Creek Nc-1243) (Lat: 35.479556 Lon: -82.106722), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQXX908, Licensee ID: L00000502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10875.0 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 07/11/2016, Expiration Date: 07/11/2026, Certifier: Paul Feldmann, Registrant: Carolina West Wireless, Inc., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, Phone: (336) 973-5000, Fax: (336) 973-8878
  • RIDGECREST, Williams Cir (Lat: 35.490833 Lon: -82.163694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQXX910, Licensee ID: L00000502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2016, Expiration Date: 07/11/2026, Certifier: Paul Feldmann, Registrant: Carolina West Wireless, Inc., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, Phone: (336) 973-5000, Fax: (336) 973-8878
  • YOUNGER, Kincaid Drive (Lat: 35.445306 Lon: -82.175944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQXX911, Licensee ID: L00000502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11395.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11395.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11395.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11395.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11395.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11395.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2016, Expiration Date: 07/11/2026, Certifier: Paul Feldmann, Registrant: Carolina West Wireless, Inc., Wilkesboro, NC 28697, Phone: (336) 973-5000, Fax: (336) 973-8878
  • HP-1048, Chimney Rck, 100 Viper Trail Road 28746 (Lat: 35.423500 Lon: -82.259694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQYP972,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2016, Expiration Date: 12/06/2026, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4321, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • JPD ENTERPRISES INC, 552 Shumont Est, Lake Lure, NC 28746
    Certificate: 05-0388 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 02/17/2005, Expiration Date: 02/16/2006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 182WG , Serial Number: 18280831, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/2000, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dale Burgett, 308 Summit Ct, Lake Lure, NC 28746, Other Owners: Dianne Burgett
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 201SQ , Serial Number: 240298, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/2003
    Registrant (Individual): John M Thomas, 239 Buzzards Pl, Lake Lure, NC 28746
  • Aircraft: BEECH E35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3526B , Serial Number: D-3743, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 02/02/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 07/19/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald L Stimple, 531 Mountain Way, Lake Lure, NC 28746
  • Aircraft: STIMPLE GERALD L LANCAIR 235 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 401BB , Serial Number: 142, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald L Stimple, 531 Mountain Way, Lake Lure, NC 28746

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 49. The highest number of fires - 93 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lake Lure, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.2%), and Structure Fires (36.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lake Lure, NC
    • 37451.2%Outside Fires
    • 26336.0%Structure Fires
    • 7510.3%Other
    • 192.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Lure, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Lure, North Carolina:

  • Lake Lure Inn, Hwy 64/74, Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746 , Phone: (828) 625-2525, Fax: (828) 625-9655
  • Fairfield Mountains Resort, 747 Buffalo Creek Rd, Lake Lure, North Carolina 28746 , Phone: (828) 625-9111, Fax: (828) 625-2053
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lake Lure, North Carolina
Most common first names in Lake Lure, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2077.3 years
John1876.0 years
Robert1665.4 years
Mary1480.5 years
James1172.8 years
Charles766.8 years
Joseph770.1 years
Martha679.0 years
Gladys678.9 years
Lawrence681.0 years
Most common last names in Lake Lure, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Logan2771.3 years
Wilson2180.2 years
Mcdaniel1467.5 years
Searcy1184.2 years
Conner1080.8 years
Dalton1078.6 years
Whiteside975.5 years
Williams973.9 years
Freeman877.1 years
Wilkerson880.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Lure, NC
  • 82.1%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.5%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Lure, NC
  • 89.1%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood


Lake Lure compared to North Carolina state average:

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

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