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Population in 2010: 263. Population change since 2000: +33.5%
Males: 132  (50.5%)
Females: 131  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  30.1 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip code: 28386

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,480 (it was $30,156 in 2000)
Shannon:

$54,480
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,998

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $25,793 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Shannon:

$25,793
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,061; Detached houses: $123,409; Mobile homes: $90,781

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  • American Indian alone - 107 (40.7%)
  • Hispanic - 69 (26.2%)
  • Black alone - 67 (25.5%)
  • White alone - 20 (7.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Shannon: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (45.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 201 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 257 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Shannon:

  • High school or higher: 48.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shannon CDP:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 86.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

37 residents are foreign born (18.8% Latin America).

This place:  18.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Shannon, North Carolina as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Shannon to the number of sex offenders is 15 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $394 (1.3%)

Shannon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (19.7 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (72.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (418.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Red Springs, NC (1.8 miles ), Rennert, NC (2.0 miles ), Lumber Bridge, NC (2.2 miles) , Dundarrach, NC (2.3 miles) , Rex, NC (2.4 miles) , Wakulla, NC (2.7 miles) , Parkton, NC (2.9 miles ), Prospect, NC (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 34.85 N, Longitude: 79.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Shannon household income distribution Shannon home values distribution

Property values in Shannon, NC

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (78%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


Average climate in Shannon, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Shannon-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Shannon place center injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 15.8 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shannon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from Shannon center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.5 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 Robeson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Shannon:

  • EASTBROOK HOME (Hospital, about 3 miles away; RED SPRINGS, NC)
  • RED SPRINGS DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; RED SPRINGS, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF HOKE COUNTY INC (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; RAEFORD, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Shannon, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shannon:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 12 miles; Pembroke, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,818)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 20 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 21 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Campbell University Inc (about 45 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 4,229)
  • Francis Marion University (about 54 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 57 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 61 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 4,554)

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Robeson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.2. This is about average.
City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.62
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.11
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Shannon, NC

Shannon compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Shannon travel time to work - commute


Shannon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (49%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Shannon CDP (based on Robeson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.43%
Here42.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic Church
Adherents58.4%16.9%5.4%5.2%4.0%
Congregations49.1%15.0%10.5%10.0%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchBaha'iOther
Adherents3.1%2.7%1.5%0.9%1.7%
Congregations4.5%3.6%1.4%-5.0%
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: 26
Robeson County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Robeson County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Robeson County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Robeson County:

36.1%
State:

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

16.3%
State:

15.6%

4.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Robeson County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.76% ($26,882 average AGI)
from Scotland County, NC  0.28% ($26,896)
from Hoke County, NC  0.25% ($19,085)


4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Robeson County:

0.08%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.95% ($26,674 average AGI)
to Scotland County, NC  0.31% ($22,605)
to Hoke County, NC  0.24% ($23,088)

Strongest AM radio stations in Shannon:

  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMFA (1400 AM; 1 kW; RAEFORD, NC; Owner: W & V BROADCASTING)
  • WIDU (1600 AM; 5 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: W I D U BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shannon:

  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCCG (104.5 FM; HOPE MILLS, NC; Owner: DR. JAMES E. CARSON)
  • WFSS (91.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFNC-FM (102.3 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRCQ (103.5 FM; DUNN, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • W275AH (102.9 FM; MAXTON, NC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shannon:

  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • W67DU (Channel 67; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)

Shannon fatal accident list:

Sep 1, 2010 07:10 PM, Sr-71, Lat: 34.84785, Lon: -79.13937222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 2007 03:29 PM, Sr-71, Rp-1001, Lat: 34.849669, Lon: -79.137206, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 1998 05:55 AM, Sr-71, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Shannon Rd 1001 (Lat: 34.871111 Lon: -79.141389), Type: 199.0, Overall height: 198 m
    Registrant: 9104860965, , 1338 BRAGG BLVD
  • Shannon Road #1001 (Lat: 34.871667 Lon: -79.146667), Type: 199.0, Overall height: 198.7 m
    Registrant: 9104860965, , 106-108 HAY STREET

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1.5 Mi N On Rd 1001 (Lat: 34.871000 Lon: -79.141417), Structure height: 199 m, Call Sign: KA74901, Licensee ID: L00283769
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/1990, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
    Registrant: Wflb License Limited Partnership, 3033 Riviera Drive Suite 200, Naples, FL 34103
  • 1.5 Miles N. On Rd 1001 (Lat: 34.871000 Lon: -79.141417), Structure height: 199 m, Call Sign: KPL406, Licensee ID: L00283769
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/1990, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
    Registrant: Wflb License Limited Partnership, 3033 Riviera Drive Suite 200, Naples, FL 34103

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KD4KFR, Licensee ID: L00149665
    Grant Date: 07/24/2003, Expiration Date: 07/24/2013, Certifier: Morris C Parker
    Registrant: Morris C Parker, Shannon, NC 28386
  • Call Sign: KB5WX, Previous Call Sign: AI4FP, Licensee ID: L00699552
    Grant Date: 07/11/2006, Expiration Date: 07/11/2016, Certifier: Thomas R Cox
    Registrant: Thomas R Cox, Shannon, NC 28286
  • Call Sign: KI4UWK, Licensee ID: L01264709
    Grant Date: 04/03/2007, Expiration Date: 04/03/2017, Certifier: Sarah J Fugatt
    Registrant: Sarah J Cox, Shannon, NC 28386
  • Call Sign: KJ4JUV, Licensee ID: L01469910
    Grant Date: 02/26/2009, Expiration Date: 02/26/2019, Certifier: Angelina Y Gregory
    Registrant: Angelina Y Gregory, Po Box 392, Shannon, NC 28386

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J5A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31172 , Serial Number: 5-326, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 07/03/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John D Mcmillan, Gold Hill Rd Rt 1 Box 292a, Shannon, NC 28386, Other Owners: John G Jr Balfour


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 111
  • Hazardous Condition: 17

Incident types - Shannon


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shannon, NC

Most common first names in Shannon, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3367.6 years
John2572.4 years
Mary2375.5 years
Annie1577.7 years
Maggie1279.5 years
William1068.1 years
Henry874.7 years
Willie874.4 years
Daniel770.9 years
Robert665.7 years
Most common last names in Shannon, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Locklear12172.1 years
Jones3075.3 years
Smith2169.8 years
Chavis2063.8 years
Oxendine1866.8 years
Johnson1773.2 years
Jacobs1653.2 years
Mcmillan1576.5 years
Emanuel1369.9 years
Lowery1265.4 years
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