For population 25 years and over in Northwest:
For population 15 years and over in Northwest city:
19 residents are foreign born (0.3% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $785 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (15.0 miles , pop. 75,838).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (108.0 miles , pop. 276,093).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (426.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Sandy Creek, NC (1.2 miles ), Evergreen, NC (2.0 miles ), Delco, NC (2.0 miles ), Riegelwood, NC (2.2 miles ), Leland, NC (3.0 miles ), Navassa, NC (3.0 miles ), Sandyfield, NC (3.1 miles ), East Arcadia, NC (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 34.31 N, Longitude: 78.15 W
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +170 (+33.9%).
Work and jobs in Northwest: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Northwest, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Northwest-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Northwest city center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.
On 10/9/1950, a category F3 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Northwest-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Northwest center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Brunswick County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Northwest:
Amtrak station near Northwest:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northwest:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.32. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Northwest compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Northwest city (based on Brunswick County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 20
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Number of full-service restaurants: 107
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Northwest government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Northwest government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):
Northwest government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
12.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,566 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($251 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,155 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Northwest:
Strongest FM radio stations in Northwest:
TV broadcast stations around Northwest:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1