Mulberry, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,332. Population change since 2000: +2.8%
Males: 1,114  (47.8%)
Females: 1,218  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28659.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,377 (it was $40,521 in 2000)
Mulberry:

$45,377
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,626 (it was $18,490 in 2000)

Mulberry CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,259 (it was $91,900 in 2000)
Mulberry:

$107,259
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $136,122; Detached houses: $126,310; Mobile homes: $189,932

Median gross rent in 2013: $528.

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  • Races in Mulberry, NC (2010)

    Mulberry races chart
    • 2,19394.0%White alone
    • 903.9%Hispanic
    • 231.0%Black alone
    • 110.5%Two or more races
    • 80.3%Asian alone
    • 60.3%Other race alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mulberry: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (27.4%), German (17.3%), English (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.3%), Irish (3.9%), Polish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 5.10 square miles.

Population density: 457 people per square mile   (low).

Mulberry,NC real estate house value index trend

Mulberry, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Mulberry:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mulberry CDP:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

74 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

3.9%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $811 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $711 (0.7%)

Mulberry satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (51.3 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (73.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (418.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fairplains, NC (1.6 miles ), Hays, NC (1.8 miles ), North Wilkesboro, NC (2.0 miles ), Cricket, NC (2.1 miles ), Millers Creek, NC (2.2 miles ), Wilkesboro, NC (2.4 miles ), Moravian Falls, NC (2.9 miles ), Ronda, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.23 N, Longitude: 81.17 W

Area code: 336

Mulberry household income distribution Mulberry home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (49%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (39%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Mulberry, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mulberry-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Mulberry place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 40.5 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mulberry-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 205.2 miles away from the city center
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 179.3 miles away from Mulberry center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 159.2 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 78.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from Mulberry center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilkes County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mulberry topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mulberry:

  • WILKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • HOME CARE OF WILKES REGIONAL M (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • WILKES SENIOR VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC)
  • VOCA-COLLEGE STREET (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)
  • VOCA-WELBORN AVE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)
  • AVANTE AT WILKESBORO (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)
  • VESPERS NH INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WILKESBORO, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mulberry:

  • Wilkes Community College (about 7 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,292)
  • Surry Community College (about 28 miles; Dobson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,686)
  • Appalachian State University (about 29 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 32 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 35 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 38 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 46 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

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Churches in Mulberry include: Home Church (A), Center Church (B), Cross Roads Primitive Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wilkes 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 63.0. This is about average.

City:

63.0
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.9%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.5%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Mulberry, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.9
North Carolina average:

12.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mulberry CDP (based on Wilkes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,199116
Mainline Protestant4,39622
Black Protestant5734
Other5163
Catholic4071
None29,327-
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: 18
Wilkes County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Wilkes County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilkes County:

27.9%
North Carolina:

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

18.1%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mulberry:

43.7%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mulberry:

35.7%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.4%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mulberry:

9.6%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mulberry:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mulberry:

33.7%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Mulberry:

48.1%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Mulberry:

73.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mulberry, NC Residents

3.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
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 Yadkin County, NC  0.41% ($26,660 average AGI)
from Surry County, NC  0.31% ($26,171)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.18% ($43,878)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
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 Yadkin County, NC  0.32% ($24,081 average AGI)
to Surry County, NC  0.32% ($23,042)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.22% ($27,020)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mulberry:

  • WKBC (800 AM; 1 kW; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WWWC (1240 AM; 1 kW; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mulberry:

  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mulberry:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 580Total average daily traffic
  • 34Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,160Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Millers Creek Cell Site On The Fire Tower Atop Rendevous Mtn (Lat: 36.227361 Lon: -81.293139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 23.2 m, Call Sign: KNKN683, Licensee ID: L00127162
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Uscoc Of Greater North Carolina, LLC

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MILLERS CREEK, On Firetower Atop Rendezvous Mountain (Lat: 36.227333 Lon: -81.293139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WPNN459, Licensee ID: L00127162
    Assigned Frequencies: 6770.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/24/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Uscoc Of Greater North Carolina, LLC

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Mulberry compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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