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Population in 2012: 196 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +51.9%
Males: 97  (49.5%)
Females: 99  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  49.2 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip code: 28604

Estimated median household income in 2012: $69,256 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Seven Devils:

$69,256
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,440

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $225,541 (it was $183,300 in 2000)
Seven Devils:

$225,541
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $308,784; Detached houses: $308,784

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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  • White alone - 183 (95.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seven Devils: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.6%), English (10.1%), Irish (10.1%), French (5.8%), Polish (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 4000 feet

Land area: 2.05 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Seven Devils:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seven Devils town:

  • Never married: 6.6%
  • Now married: 75.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

4 residents are foreign born (3.1% Europe).

This town:  3.1%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,397 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,667 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (34.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (85.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (449.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Foscoe, NC (1.6 miles ), Sugar Mountain, NC (1.8 miles ), Banner Elk, NC (1.9 miles ), Valle Crucis, NC (2.1 miles ), Grandfather, NC (2.1 miles) , Beech Mountain, NC (2.4 miles ), Blowing Rock, NC (2.8 miles ), Newland, NC (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $202,400
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $230,800
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $257,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $330,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.15 N, Longitude: 81.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Seven Devils household income distribution Seven Devils home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

30.77
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+10.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (11%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (8%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (20%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Accountants and auditors (10%)
  • Other financial specialists (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)


Average climate in Seven Devils, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Seven Devils-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the Seven Devils town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 39.2 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.1 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 72.8 miles away from Seven Devils 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 72.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from Seven Devils center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Avery County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Seven Devils topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Seven Devils:

  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLOWING ROCK, NC)
  • TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF AVERY COUNTY (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Seven Devils, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seven Devils:

  • Appalachian State University (about 9 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,923)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 28 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 34 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 41 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 43 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)
  • Tusculum College (about 54 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 57 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)

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Notable location: Hanging Rock Golf and Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Avery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.0. This is about average.
City:

28.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.4
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.18
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.6%

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.8%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Seven Devils, NC

Seven Devils compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Seven Devils travel time to work - commute


Seven Devils mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Seven Devils town (based on Avery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.53%
Here46.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents54.5%11.2%7.7%7.2%4.9%
Congregations39.1%11.6%14.5%5.8%1.4%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.1%2.6%2.3%1.7%4.8%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.8%1.4%14.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Avery County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Avery County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Avery County:

26.5%
North Carolina:

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

16.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,452$65,4240$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,862$51,4480$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$26,131$62,7141$1,063
Streets and Highways 2$7,724$46,3440$0
Water Supply 2$10,023$60,1380$0
Totals for Government 13$62,192$57,4081$1,063

Seven Devils government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $238,000 ($1214.29)
    Police Protection: $224,000 ($1142.86)
    Sewerage: $189,000 ($964.29)
    General Public Buildings: $134,000 ($683.67)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($413.27)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($285.71)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($234.69)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($35.71)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($5.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($382.65)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($142.86)
    General Public Building: $25,000 ($127.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $317,000 ($1617.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($163.27)

Seven Devils government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $123,000 ($627.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($122.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($142.86)
    Interest Earnings: $12,000 ($61.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $53,000 ($270.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($204.08)
    Highways: $27,000 ($137.76)
    General Support: $20,000 ($102.04)
  • Tax - Property: $401,000 ($2045.92)
    NEC: $21,000 ($107.14)

Seven Devils government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $544,000 ($2775.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($255.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $494,000 ($2520.41)

Seven Devils government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $519,000 ($2647.96)

6.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Watauga County, NC  0.94% ($28,538 average AGI)
from Burke County, NC  0.34% ($29,263)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.29% ($14,750)


7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

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:
to Watauga County, NC  1.28% ($30,113 average AGI)
to Carter County, TN  0.52% ($20,310)
to Burke County, NC  0.40% ($38,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seven Devils:

  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WECR (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWLAND, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WATA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seven Devils:

  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Seven Devils:

  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W65DT (Channel 65; BOONE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLNN-LP (Channel 24; BOONE, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bridle Path Ln Near Green View Dr (Lat: 36.137083 Lon: -81.828444), Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPCY343, Licensee ID: L00642219
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2003, Expiration Date: 08/20/2013
    Registrant: Seven Devils, Town Of, 1356 Seven Devils Rd, Seven Devils, NC 28604, Phone: (828) 963-5343

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K4LQO, Licensee ID: L00181262
    Grant Date: 06/22/2010, Expiration Date: 09/11/2020, Certifier: Raymond A Stripling Jr
    Registrant: Raymond A Stripling Jr, 143 Longview Drive, Seven Devils, NC 28604-6403


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