For population 25 years and over in Shannon:
For population 15 years and over in Shannon CDP:
37 residents are foreign born (18.8% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $387 (0.6%)
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) , Parkton, NC (2.9 miles ), Prospect, NC (3.1 miles ), St. Pauls, NC (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 34.85 N, Longitude: 79.14 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 910
Unemployment in July 2013:
Average climate in Shannon, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shannon:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
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.
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.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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)
Shannon compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Shannon (based on Robeson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 26
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 76
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,268 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($277 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,142 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($457 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Shannon fatal accident list:
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
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shannon, NC