Lake Lure, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 1,186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.5%
 
Males: 581  (49.0%)
Females: 605  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  65.1 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28746.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,098 (it was $38,417 in 2000)
Lake Lure:

$51,098
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,374 (it was $23,459 in 2000)

Lake Lure town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $292,803 (it was $196,800 in 2000)
Lake Lure:

$292,803
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $627.

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  • Races in Lake Lure, NC (2010)

    Lake Lure races chart
    • 1,13094.8%White alone
    • 191.6%Black alone
    • 191.6%Hispanic
    • 121.0%Two or more races
    • 70.6%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone
    • 10.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake Lure: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.2%), German (14.5%), United States (13.4%), Irish (11.9%), Scottish (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1927

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 13.6 square miles.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Lure,NC real estate house value index trend

Lake Lure, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Lure:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Lure town:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

116 residents are foreign born (4.8% Europe).

This town:

8.7%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,052 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,374 (0.9%)

Lake Lure satellite photo by USGS

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

Lake Lure household income distribution Lake Lure home values distribution

Crime rates in Lake Lure by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 100000000000
per 100,000 94.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0100000000N/AN/A
per 100,000 0.098.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/AN/A
Robberies 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.082.90.00.00.0
Assaults 110101000000
per 100,000 94.298.60.096.30.099.50.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 2412362271620152815153
per 100,000 2,259.91,183.43,550.32,119.5684.91,592.01,980.21,498.52,319.81,249.01,260.5251.5
Thefts 272533263823262426331212
per 100,000 2,542.42,465.53,254.42,504.83,718.22,288.62,574.32,397.62,154.12,747.71,008.41,005.9
Auto thefts 010111111100
per 100,000 0.098.60.096.397.899.599.099.982.983.30.00.0
Arson 100000000000
per 100,000 94.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.5) 427.3263.5346.5252.1187.1211.2228.3191.0256.2186.6117.652.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lake Lure detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.54
North Carolina average:

2.41
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +325 (+46.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Lake Lure, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Lake Lure 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 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 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 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 Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (12).
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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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 58.8. This is better than average.

City:

58.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 44.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
North Carolina average:

12.4

Lake Lure travel time to work - commute Lake Lure mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Rutherford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Rutherford County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.2%
State:

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
Financial Administration 3$13,762$55,0480$0
Other Government Administration 10$23,991$28,7891$523
Police Protection - Officers 11$32,499$35,4533$2,141
Firefighters 6$20,413$40,8264$901
Streets and Highways 2$6,097$36,5820$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,619$31,4282$2,351
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$11,750$47,0000$0
Natural Resources 1$3,708$44,4960$0
Water Supply 2$6,181$37,0860$0
Electric Power 1$4,198$50,3760$0
Other and Unallocable 1$4,525$54,3003$6,186
Totals for Government 41$129,743$37,97413$12,102

Lake Lure government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $70,000 ($59.02)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($23.61)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $536,000 ($451.94)
    Police Protection: $459,000 ($387.02)
    Liquor Stores: $328,000 ($276.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $298,000 ($251.26)
    Sewerage: $258,000 ($217.54)
    Fire Protection: $214,000 ($180.44)
    Regular Highways: $212,000 ($178.75)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($93.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($86.85)
    Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($73.36)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($11.80)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($10.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($5.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $2,000 ($1.69)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $2,000 ($1.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $64,000 ($53.96)
    Electric Utilities: $59,000 ($49.75)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($7.59)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($6.75)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($3.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($2.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $987,000 ($832.21)

Lake Lure government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $348,000 ($293.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $339,000 ($285.83)
    All Other: $184,000 ($155.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $485,000 ($408.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $62,000 ($52.28)
    Interest Earnings: $51,000 ($43.00)
    Rents: $9,000 ($7.59)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $352,000 ($296.80)
    Water Utilities: $149,000 ($125.63)
    Electric Utilities: $120,000 ($101.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $146,000 ($123.10)
    General Support: $75,000 ($63.24)
    Highways: $73,000 ($61.55)
  • Tax - Property: $955,000 ($805.23)
    NEC: $184,000 ($155.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000 ($10.96)

Lake Lure government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,437,000 ($2054.81)

3.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.59% ($29,451 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.22% ($27,889)
from Polk County, NC  0.18% ($30,816)


4.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($33,484 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.27% ($38,737)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.22% ($27,889)

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 count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:7
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count122
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents188
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons37
  • Fatalities131
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents330
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents21
See more detailed statistics of Lake Lure fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 54m177ftTotal length
  • 12,190Total average daily traffic
  • 880Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,380Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lake Lure, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2016, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: 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: 11365.0 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 12/16/2011, Expiration Date: 12/16/2021, Certifier: Scott HedspethRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (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:

4
  • 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
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dale Burgett, 308 Summit Ct, Lake Lure, NC 28746, Other Owners: Dianne Burgett
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21137 , Serial Number: 18261439, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Connie B Connell, 995 Buffalo Shoals Rd, 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
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 531 Mountain Way, Lake Lure, NC 28746
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43800 , Serial Number: 28-8516014, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1984
    Registrant (Corporation): Hey Associates Inc, 150 Chetan Way, Lake Lure, NC 28746

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 140
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Lake Lure

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Lure, NC
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Solar energy (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in Lake Lure, NC

  • FedEx: 1
  • UPS: 1

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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Lake Lure on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Israel (population 500+)"
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  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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