Marble, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 321.
Males: 205  (64.0%)
Females: 116  (36.0%)
Median resident age:

26.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28905.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,957
Marble:

$39,957
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,233

Marble CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,718
Marble:

$154,718
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $135,498; detached houses: $135,403
March 2019 cost of living index in Marble: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.1%
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  • Races in Marble, NC (2010)
    • 31196.9%White alone
    • 61.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 20.6%Hispanic

Races in Marble 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 Marble, North Carolina as of January 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Marble is 32 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (30.8%), German (17.1%), English (12.0%), Italian (9.4%), Irish (6.0%), Scottish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1700 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (55.2 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (101.6 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (503.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Andrews, NC (2.4 miles ),
Murphy, NC (2.9 miles ),
Hayesville, NC (3.3 miles ),
Robbinsville, NC (3.5 miles ),
Lake Santeetlah, NC (3.7 miles),
Young Harris, GA (4.1 miles ),
Ivylog, GA (4.3 miles ),
Hiawassee, GA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 83.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Marble, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Marble, NC in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.7%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.4. This is better than average.

City:

58.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 40.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Marble-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Marble place center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marble-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.2 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 107.6 miles away from Marble center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 121.8 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 209.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 315.3 miles away from Marble center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 226.3 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 Cherokee County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Marble:

  • VALLEY VIEW CARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ANDREWS, NC)
  • DISTRICT MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ANDREWS, NC)
  • DISTRICT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ANDREWS, NC)
  • DISTRICT MEMORIAL HOSP OF SW NC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ANDREWS, NC)
  • SMOKEY MOUNTAIN DIALYSIS DENOVO FACILITY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MURPHY, NC)
  • CLAY COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HAYESVILLE, NC)
  • GRAHAM HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ROBBINSVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marble:

  • University of North Georgia (about 45 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Western Carolina University (about 46 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Piedmont College (about 48 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Lee University (about 54 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 54 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 54 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 56 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)

Public elementary/middle school in Marble:

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Points of interest:

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Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hyatt Creek (A), Bettis Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: A Gathering Of Angels (181 Alf Branch Drive).

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

  • PEACE VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 140, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Marble:

Marital status in Marble, NC
  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 35.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 23.4%

For population 25 years and over in Marble:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marble, NC (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,14660
Mainline Protestant2,08510
Catholic1,0542
Other3292
Orthodox201
None14,857-
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: 5
This county:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cherokee County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

11.3%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.7%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

12.9%
State:

15.6%

8.91% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.91%
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 Clay County, NC  0.44% ($30,071 average AGI)
from Jackson County, NC  0.24% ($41,087)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marble:

  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCVP (600 AM; 1 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marble:

  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • W212AB (90.3 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: THE MASTER'S MISSION)

TV broadcast stations around Marble:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W31AN (Channel 31; MURPHY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W59AD (Channel 59; ANDREWS, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W42AT (Channel 42; HAYESVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.7mTotal length
  • 46,600Total average daily traffic
  • 5,743Total average daily truck traffic
  • 93,100Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Marble, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Marble, NC

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • RTU #3 / Well #3, E. Allmon Cr Road, 70m Ne Of Rtu #1 / Gst #1 (Line 2 This App) (Lat: 35.197028 Lon: -83.918056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCT417,
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.700 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2015, Expiration Date: 05/19/2025, Certifier: Dale Palmer, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 9556 Us Hwy 19/74 (Lat: 35.178333 Lon: -83.915000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 12.1 m, Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WQDW219,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.362 MHz, Grant Date: 11/14/2005, Expiration Date: 11/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2016, Certifier: William M Green, Registrant: Lao 20523702, 102 E Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1938, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • 2 MARBLE, 9556 Us Highway 19/74 (Lat: 35.178333 Lon: -83.915000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 12.1 m, Overall height: 12.8 m, Call Sign: WQXH222,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.362 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2016, Expiration Date: 03/02/2026, Certifier: Jake B Buchanan, Registrant: Asheville Communications Inc., 34 Orchard St., Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • MOB, Lat: 35.185722 Lon: -83.916306, Call Sign: WRBU471,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.387 MHz, 468.787 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 463.287 MHz, 469.412 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2018, Expiration Date: 06/21/2028, Certifier: Jacque Khalil, Registrant: Bearcom Operating LLC, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • HORSE RIDGE, 659 High Falls Road (Lat: 35.154722 Lon: -83.922944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQUC673,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2014, Expiration Date: 06/04/2024, Cancellation Date: 10/15/2015, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • HORSE RIDGE, 659 High Falls Road (Lat: 35.154722 Lon: -83.922944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.2 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQXR519,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/2016, Expiration Date: 05/17/2026, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • 5AS1234A, 659 High Falls Rd (Lat: 35.154722 Lon: -83.922889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WRAU454,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2018, Expiration Date: 03/06/2028, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Marble)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Marble)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marble, NC
  • 33.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.6%Electricity
  • 17.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marble, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Marble compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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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