Northlakes, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,534.
Population change since 2000: +10.4%
Males: 779  (50.8%)
Females: 755  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28601.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $89,648 (it was $67,692 in 2000)
Northlakes:

$89,648
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,908 (it was $27,285 in 2000)

Northlakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $233,227 (it was $150,600 in 2000)
Northlakes:

$233,227
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $269,125; detached houses: $265,982

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,173.

March 2019 cost of living index in Northlakes: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.9%
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  • Races in Northlakes, NC (2019)
    • 1,29183.8%White alone
    • 1046.7%Hispanic
    • 926.0%Two or more races
    • 261.7%Black alone
    • 251.6%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (19.9%), Irish (15.2%), German (12.5%), American (11.7%), English (6.3%), European (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 1,029 people per square mile   (low).

Northlakes, North Carolina map

70 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.4% Asia, 1.1% Latin America).

This place:

4.6%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,382 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,518 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (37.3 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (49.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (447.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hickory, NC (1.8 miles ),
Long View, NC (1.8 miles ),
Rhodhiss, NC (1.9 miles ),
Granite Falls, NC (2.0 miles ),
Hildebran, NC (2.2 miles ),
Brookford, NC (2.2 miles ),
Bethlehem, NC (2.2 miles ),
St. Stephens, NC (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.77 N, Longitude: 81.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Distribution of median household income in Northlakes, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Northlakes, NC in 2019
Northlakes satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.6%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Most common industries in Northlakes, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (8.8%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Apparel (6.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Paper (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Northlakes, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Top executives (12.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (25.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.8%)

Average climate in Northlakes, 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 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.7. This is about average.

City:

67.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Northlakes-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the Northlakes place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 7.1 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:

Northlakes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 240.6 miles away from Northlakes 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 146.1 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) earthquake occurred 220.3 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 145.6 miles away from Northlakes center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from Northlakes 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 Caldwell County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Northlakes topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Northlakes:

  • BRIAN CENTER OF HICKORY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • HICKORY MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 4 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • VOCA-LAUREL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 5 miles away; GRANITE FALLS, NC)
  • GUARDIAN HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF HICKORY (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HICKORY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northlakes:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 7 miles; Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,785)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 9 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 19 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 27 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 28 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 32 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Gaston College (about 34 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)

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Caldwell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

80.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Northlakes:

Marital status in Northlakes, NC
  • Never married: 10.9%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 1.3%
  • Divorced: 26.2%

For population 25 years and over in Northlakes:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
North Carolina average:

11.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Northlakes, NC (based on Caldwell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,183108
Mainline Protestant7,48638
Catholic8831
Black Protestant6915
Other3321
None34,684-
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: 15
Caldwell County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Caldwell County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caldwell County:

29.9%
North Carolina:

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

19.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Northlakes:

62.7%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Northlakes:

66.8%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Northlakes:

26.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Northlakes:

19.4%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.2%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Northlakes:

34.9%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Northlakes:

68.8%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

86.6%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Northlakes, NC Residents

5.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Catawba County, NC  1.06% ($37,037 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.81% ($34,109)
from Alexander County, NC  0.18% ($32,020)


4.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
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 Catawba County, NC  1.00% ($43,146 average AGI)
to Burke County, NC  0.87% ($31,361)
to Alexander County, NC  0.21% ($31,271)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northlakes:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WYCV (900 AM; 1 kW; GRANITE FALLS, NC; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Northlakes:

  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Northlakes:

  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • 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.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)

Northlakes fatal accident list:

Apr 29, 2006 06:57 PM, Rp-1751, Lat: 35.783130, Lon: -81.358490, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$159,5303$188,99715$185,1981$35,9501$235,3001$74,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$218,7500$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$138,3401$80,2704$152,7050$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$95,7703$168,3100$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$119,0100$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0313.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$131,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0313.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Northlakes, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Northlakes, NC - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Northlakes, NC
  • 63.4%Electricity
  • 36.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Northlakes, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Northlakes compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Northlakes on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Canada (population 500+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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