Red Cross, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 749 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Males: 361  (48.3%)
Females: 388  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

48.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,241
Red Cross:

$48,241
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,594

Red Cross town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,426
Red Cross:

$141,426
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $166,906; detached houses: $178,096; mobile homes: $76,189

Median gross rent in 2017: $633.

March 2019 cost of living index in Red Cross: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.7%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 13.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Red Cross, NC (2010)
    • 70094.3%White alone
    • 243.2%Hispanic
    • 101.3%Black alone
    • 50.7%Asian alone
    • 30.4%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (30.5%), English (18.0%), German (10.0%), Irish (6.4%), Dutch (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 2002

Elevation: 636 feet

27 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America).

This town:

3.6%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,393 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,124 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (16.7 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (27.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (434.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Oakboro, NC (1.7 miles ),
Locust, NC (2.0 miles ),
Stanfield, NC (2.2 miles ),
Aquadale, NC (2.8 miles ),
Millingport, NC (2.9 miles ),
Midland, NC (2.9 miles ),
Mount Pleasant, NC (3.2 miles ),
Albemarle, NC (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 80.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 704

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

3.9%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Red Cross-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the Red Cross town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Red Cross-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 155.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 164.2 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 284.3 miles away from Red Cross center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from Red Cross center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 206.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from Red Cross 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 Stanly County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Red Cross:

  • STANLY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • BETHANY WOODS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • BMA ALBEMARLE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • ROBERT W THOMPSON GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • FORREST OAKES HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • MARIE G. SMITH GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • A JACK WALL GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Cross:

  • Stanly Community College (about 9 miles; Albemarle, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,307)
  • Wingate University (about 21 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 22 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 27 miles; Salisbury, NC; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 27 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 28 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 29 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)

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Churches in Red Cross include: Bethel Church (A), Providence Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Stanly County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.6%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

2.8%
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: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Red Cross:

Marital status in Red Cross, NC
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Red Cross:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Red Cross, NC (based on Stanly County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,18298
Mainline Protestant12,30742
Black Protestant9556
Catholic6361
Other6283
None20,138-
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: 12
Stanly County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Stanly County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Stanly County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
North Carolina:

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

11.6%
North Carolina:

15.6%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Red Cross government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General Public Buildings: $75,000 ($100.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($69.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($45.39)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($22.70)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($22.70)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($17.36)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $762,000 ($1017.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($1.34)

Red Cross government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($4.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($56.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $151,000 ($201.60)
    Property: $85,000 ($113.48)

Red Cross government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $415,000 ($554.07)

4.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
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 Cabarrus County, NC  0.79% ($49,860 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.70% ($52,662)
from Union County, NC  0.40% ($47,736)


4.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
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 Cabarrus County, NC  0.87% ($42,711 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.49% ($35,210)
to Montgomery County, NC  0.28% ($30,148)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Cross:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WSPC (1010 AM; 1 kW; ALBEMARLE, NC; Owner: NORMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Cross:

  • WABZ-FM (100.9 FM; ALBEMARLE, NC; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCM (91.9 FM; WINGATE, NC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE BROADCASTING CO)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)

TV broadcast stations around Red Cross:

  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)

Red Cross fatal accident list:

Mar 23, 2016 08:45 PM, Cr-1131, Lat: 35.249475, Lon: -80.355686, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 21, 1998 11:21 AM, Sr-24, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.0mTotal length
  • 26,190Total average daily traffic
  • 1,957Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,180Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Red Cross, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Red Cross, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Red Cross, NC
  • 67.2%Electricity
  • 16.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Red Cross, NC
  • 97.3%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Red Cross compared to North Carolina 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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