Sims, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 281 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +119.5%
Males: 141  (50.2%)
Females: 140  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 27880

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,452 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Sims:

$60,452
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,859 (it was $20,962 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $138,621 (it was $64,400 in 2000)
Sims:

$138,621
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $573.

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  • Races in Sims, NC (2010)

    Sims races chart
    • 20171.3%White alone
    • 4616.3%Black alone
    • 258.9%Hispanic
    • 82.8%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sims: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.2%), Irish (12.3%), German (8.4%), French Canadian (7.3%), English (4.2%), Arab (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 202 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 2,231 people per square mile   (low).

Sims, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Sims:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sims town:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

15 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).

This town:

5.3%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,223 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $813 (0.9%)

Sims satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (19.5 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (33.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (333.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Bailey, NC (1.9 miles ), Wilson, NC (2.8 miles ), Middlesex, NC (2.9 miles ), Lucama, NC (2.9 miles ), Black Creek, NC (3.3 miles ), Elm City, NC (3.4 miles ), Kenly, NC (3.5 miles ), Spring Hope, NC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.76 N, Longitude: 78.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Sims household income distribution Sims home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Information (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)

Average climate in Sims, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sims, North Carolina average temperatures Sims, North Carolina average precipitation Sims, North Carolina humidity Sims, North Carolina wind speed Sims, North Carolina snowfall Sims, North Carolina sunshine Sims, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sims-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/15/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Sims town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/15/2008, a category F3 tornado 7.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sims-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 230.9 miles away from Sims center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 283.4 miles away from the city center
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 87.9 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 221.2 miles away from Sims 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 366.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilson County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sims topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sims:

  • LIFE, INC RAVEN RIDGE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; WILSON, NC)
  • AVANTE AT WILSON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILSON, NC)
  • WESTWOOD MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILSON, NC)
  • WILSON COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WILSON, NC)
  • WILSON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WILSON, NC)
  • WILSON PINES NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILSON, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WILSON, NC)

Amtrak stations near Sims:

  • 9 miles: WILSON (401 E. NASH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.
  • 20 miles: ROCKY MOUNT (101 HAMMOND ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sims:

  • Nash Community College (about 18 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • Johnston Community College (about 24 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)
  • Wayne Community College (about 26 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 29 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 35 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 29,958)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 38 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 16,265)
  • Mount Olive College (about 39 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

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Notable location: Wilson County Sheriff's Office (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 36.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 19.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.17
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.9% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Banks with branches in Sims (2011 data):

  • The Heritage Bank: Sims Branch at 6501 U. S. Highway 264a, branch established on 1972/10/02. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $265.5 mil, Deposits: $228.1 mil, headquarters in Lucama, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
North Carolina average:

12.4

Sims travel time to work - commute Sims mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sims town (based on Wilson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,292101
Mainline Protestant9,84238
Black Protestant1,79122
Catholic1,5101
Other5872
None47,212-
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: 17
Wilson County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Wilson County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Wilson County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilson County:

31.4%
North Carolina:

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

18.6%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sims:

50.5%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sims:

46.4%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sims:

10.1%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sims:

35.6%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Sims:

55.3%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sims, NC Residents
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 7$1,706$2,9250$0
Water Supply 1$472$5,6640$0
Totals for Government 8$2,178$3,2670$0

Sims government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($88.97)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($64.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($39.15)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($28.47)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($21.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($17.79)

Sims government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($81.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($24.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($24.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($21.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($35.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($24.91)
    Highways: $4,000 ($14.23)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($78.29)
    NEC: $2,000 ($7.12)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $244,000 ($868.33)

4.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nash County, NC  0.85% ($26,304 average AGI)
from Wake County, NC  0.33% ($31,755)
from Pitt County, NC  0.29% ($31,854)


5.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($282 average AGI)
Wilson County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nash County, NC  0.83% ($34,624 average AGI)
to Wake County, NC  0.63% ($36,107)
to Johnston County, NC  0.31% ($35,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sims:

  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLLY (1350 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: ESTUARDO VALDEMAR RODRIGUEZ AND LEONOR RODRIGUEZ, JT TENANTS)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WVOT (1420 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: KINGDOM EXPANSION CORPORATION)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sims:

  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WZAX (99.7 FM; NASHVILLE, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAJC (90.5 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Sims:

  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

Sims fatal accident list:

Jan 16, 2013 07:13 AM, Friday Rd, Breen Pond Rd, Lat: 35.78235, Lon: -78.04976, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 11, 2005 07:15 AM, Us-264a, Broad St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 25, 1994 06:15 PM, Us264, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 27, 1978 05:10 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sims)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Sr 1301 1/2 Mi N (Lat: 35.761278 Lon: -78.058056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 34 m, Call Sign: KXR523
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHzGrant Date: 09/20/2014, Expiration Date: 10/02/2024Registrant: S. T. Wooten, Wilson, NC 27894, Phone: (252) 205-3365, Email:
  • MERCK RD., Merck Rd. Rr Crossing At Mp Ns188.60 (Lat: 35.744556 Lon: -77.989167), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQAT558, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, 161.535 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2014, Expiration Date: 08/03/2024, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Nw, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SIMS, Old Bailey Highway (Lat: 35.847000 Lon: -78.006667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WPNH438
    Assigned Frequencies: 10553.1 MHzGrant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sims)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2388T , Serial Number: 38-78A0787, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1978
    Registrant (Individual): John W Slatner, 7517 Berry Ln, Sims, NC 27880

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sims and their reported violations in the past:

NOBLES CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-28-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-28-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-28-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-28-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-28-2014), St Boil Water Order (MAY-28-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-16-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-10-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-10-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOCUTT FARMS MLC #2 & 3 (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-07-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-19-2010), St Case dropped (OCT-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RONNIE LAMM FARMS MLC (Population served: 39, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TRI STEEL, INC. (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-15-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-21-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-21-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-15-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-15-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-22-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOCUTT FARMS MLC #1 (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from NOV-03-2010 to NOV-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-13-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
ROCK RIDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-19-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-18-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sims that have no violations reported:

  • ROCK RIDGE CAMPGROUND NO 2 (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Businesses in Sims, NC

  • U-Haul: 1

Sims compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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