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Population in 2012: 4,302 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.0%
 

Males: 2,019  (46.9%)
Females: 2,283  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  39.7 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28160.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,818 (it was $23,365 in 2000)
Spindale:

$24,818
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,294

Spindale town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,026 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Spindale:

$90,026
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $81,390; Detached houses: $82,525; In 2-unit structures: $64,872; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $32,436; Mobile homes: $36,368

Median gross rent in 2012: $593.

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Spindale races chart
  • White alone - 2,895 (67.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,146 (26.5%)
  • Hispanic - 142 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 89 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 32 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Spindale: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (21.0%), Irish (13.5%), English (7.0%), German (6.5%), Dutch (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1094 feet

Land area: 5.53 square miles.

Population density: 777 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Spindale:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spindale town:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

55 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Spindale, North Carolina as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Spindale to the number of sex offenders is 226 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $893 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $493 (0.6%)

Spindale satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (38.7 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (62.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (490.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rutherfordton, NC (1.4 miles ), Ruth, NC (1.4 miles ), Forest City, NC (1.9 miles ), Bostic, NC (2.3 miles ), Caroleen, NC (3.0 miles ), Ellenboro, NC (3.1 miles ), Henrietta, NC (3.2 miles ), Cliffside, NC (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $50,800
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 81.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,541 (+35.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 210 (13.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

Spindale household income distribution Spindale home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Spindale by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010101
per 100,000 0.024.10.025.10.025.5
Robberies 533893
per 100,000 122.272.275.1201.1225.176.6
Assaults 232217151124
per 100,000 562.3529.2425.7377.0275.1612.9
Burglaries 896764607380
per 100,000 2176.01611.71602.81507.91825.52042.9
Thefts 159153137159135171
per 100,000 3887.53680.53431.03996.03375.84366.7
Auto thefts 513981014
per 100,000 122.2312.7225.4201.1250.1357.5
Arson 212010
per 100,000 48.924.150.10.025.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.9) 442.8409.6355.9414.8384.5486.0

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Crime rate in Spindale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Spindale, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-1.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Average climate in Spindale, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Spindale-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Spindale town center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 20.9 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:

Spindale-area historical earthquake activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 97.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2005 at 03:09:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from Spindale center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 13.0 miles away from Spindale center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rutherford County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospital/medical center in Spindale:

  • MCDOWELL HOME HEALTH CARE PROG (Home Health Center, 221 CALLAHAN-KOON ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Spindale:

  • VOCA-WOODLAND (Hospital, about 2 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 3 miles away; RUTHERFORDTON, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FOREST CITY, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Spindale, NC

Local government website: www.dekana.com/spindale2000

College/University in Spindale:

  • Isothermal Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,431; Location: 286 ICC Loop Road; Public; Website: www.isothermal.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Spindale:

  • Gardner-Webb University (about 17 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,457)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 26 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Limestone College (about 27 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 27 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 39 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 41 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Furman University (about 42 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)

Public high school in Spindale:

Private high school in Spindale:

  • WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 207 OLD FLYNN RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Spindale:

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Library in Spindale:

  • RUTHERFORD COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $580,369; Location: 255 CALLAHAN KOON RD.; 77,837 books; 26,201 e-books; 4,880 audio materials; 6,595 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 52 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Rutherford County Animal Owners Association (RCAOA) is an association of local animal breeders, competitors, trainers, etc. Website = http://www.rcaoa.com Email info at rcaoa.com

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Notable locations in Spindale: Oakland Plaza (A), Stonecutter Mill (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Spindale include: Means Chapel (A), Adaville Church (B), Father's Vineyard (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Spindale Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Case Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Rutherford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.9. This is about average.
City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.06
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

28.3

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

BROAD RIVER WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 15415, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-08-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-1999)
GILKEY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-21-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-10-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.1%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Spindale, NC

237 people in state prisons in 2010
43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010

People in group quarters in Spindale in 2000:

  • 207 people in state prisons
  • 6 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Spindale compared to North Carolina state average:

Spindale, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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Banks with branches in Spindale (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Spindale Branch at 153 W Main St, branch established on 1939/12/18. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Spindale travel time to work - commute


Spindale mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spindale town (based on Rutherford County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.21%
Here70.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Charismatic Churches IndependentCatholic Church
Adherents76.5%12.3%1.9%1.6%1.3%
Congregations60.7%16.7%5.3%0.7%0.7%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.2%0.8%0.8%0.6%3.0%
Congregations2.0%0.7%1.3%2.7%9.3%
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: 17
Rutherford County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Rutherford County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Rutherford County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rutherford County:

27.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.2%
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$3,065$36,7800$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,232$26,7845$5,589
Police Protection - Officers 14$26,623$22,8200$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$620
Firefighters 3$9,257$37,0280$0
Streets and Highways 6$13,570$27,1400$0
Solid Waste Management 8$13,787$20,6810$0
Sewerage 4$11,197$33,5910$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,774$22,6441$806
Local Libraries 1$2,064$24,7681$695
Totals for Government 40$85,569$25,6718$7,710

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $590,000 ($137.15)
    Sewerage: $389,000 ($90.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $359,000 ($83.45)
    Regular Highways: $325,000 ($75.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $285,000 ($66.25)
    Central Staff Services: $222,000 ($51.60)
    Fire Protection: $183,000 ($42.54)
    Water Utilities: $167,000 ($38.82)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($19.99)
    Libraries: $85,000 ($19.76)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $48,000 ($11.16)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($4.88)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($3.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($1.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $270,000 ($62.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $110,000 ($25.57)
    Water Utilities: $109,000 ($25.34)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($21.85)
    Fire Protection: $42,000 ($9.76)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($3.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($2.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,248,000 ($290.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $496,000 ($115.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($6.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $528,000 ($122.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $198,000 ($46.03)
    Interest Earnings: $76,000 ($17.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $212,000 ($49.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $291,000 ($67.64)
    Highways: $158,000 ($36.73)
    All Other: $78,000 ($18.13)
  • Tax - Property: $1,030,000 ($239.42)
    NEC: $23,000 ($5.35)

Spindale government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,506,000 ($1047.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $835,000 ($194.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $3,454,000 ($802.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $217,000 ($50.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,015,000 ($468.39)

4.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.58% ($31,073 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.25% ($31,170)
from Polk County, NC  0.23% ($27,354)


4.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
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 Cleveland County, NC  0.72% ($28,073 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.32% ($30,716)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.28% ($27,293)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spindale:

  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGMA (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: MOONGLOW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAGY (1320 AM; 1 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: WAGY, INC.)
  • WCAB (590 AM; 1 kW; RUTHERFORDTON, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spindale:

  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Spindale:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WSPA-TV (Channel 7; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Spindale, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 108
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 289
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

See more detailed statistics of Spindale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Janis E Merritts, 139 Garden Brook Drive (Lat: 35.331750 Lon: -81.924389), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.3 m
    Registrant: 9413648886, Compliancedepartment@gsignal.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD., # 300
  • Janis E Merritts, 139 Garden Brook Drive (Lat: 35.331750 Lon: -81.924389), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.3 m
    Registrant: 9413648886, Compliancedepartment@gsignal.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD., # 300
  • Christine A Verre, 139 Garden Brook Drive (Lat: 35.331750 Lon: -81.924389), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 100.3 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: 107.9, Overall height: 107.9 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: 107.9, Overall height: 107.9 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 103 Reveley St City Hall Bldg (Lat: 35.355944 Lon: -81.944833), Call Sign: KNHG328
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.205 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/16/2013, Expiration Date: 07/15/2023
    Registrant: Spindale Fire Department, 125 Reveley Street, Spindale, NC 28160, Phone: (828) 286-3465, Fax: (828) 286-3305, Email:
  • Prison Camp Sr 2187 1.4 Mi E (Lat: 35.357056 Lon: -81.913722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 17 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: KIR666
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0600 MHz, 47.0600 MHz, 47.2600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 05/22/2022, Certifier: John M Burns Jr
    Registrant: Nc Dept Of Transportation, 124 Dot Drive, Asheboro, NC 27205, Phone: (336) 625-4796, Fax: (336) 625-6942, Email:
  • FAIRGROUNDS VIPER, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 107.9 m, Call Sign: KFD507
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHz, 155.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2005, Expiration Date: 05/04/2015
    Registrant: Asheville Communications Inc., 34 Orchard St., Asheville, NC 28801, Phone: (828) 251-1243, Fax: (828) 252-2293, Email:
  • Rptr At Central High (Lat: 35.365667 Lon: -81.944833), Call Sign: KNEL255, Licensee ID: L00043334
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.860 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2002, Expiration Date: 12/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2013
    Registrant: Spindale, Town Of, 103 Reveley St, Spindale, NC 28160
  • 308 Oakland Dr (Lat: 35.348444 Lon: -81.919278), Call Sign: WXS521
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.9800 MHz, 48.0800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2003, Expiration Date: 08/17/2013, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-4576, Email:
  • Lat: 35.337806 Lon: -81.913778, Call Sign: WQDS561
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2000 MHz, 72.1000 MHz, 72.2800 MHz, 72.3600 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/20/2005, Expiration Date: 10/20/2015, Certifier: Stephen Matheny
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, N3211 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 248-3000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • WNCW Studio, 286 Icc Loop Road (Lat: 35.335222 Lon: -81.912250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WPNF607
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/1987, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
    Registrant: Schwartz, Woods & Miller, 1233 20th Street, N.W. Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-7322, Phone: (202) 833-1700, Fax: (202) 833-2351, Email:
  • HP-1336, Fairground, 135 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQKY675
    Assigned Frequencies: 6705.00 MHz, 6715.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2009, Expiration Date: 10/28/2019, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard
    Registrant: North Carolina Stste Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • FAIRGROUND V, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQMJ967, Licensee ID: L01310593
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2010, Expiration Date: 08/30/2020, Certifier: Peter Gaulin
    Registrant: Rutherford County Government, 289 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139, Phone: (828) 288-4020
  • SPINDALE, 139 Garden Brook Drive (Lat: 35.331667 Lon: -81.924444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.3 m, Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQPW518
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 08/30/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Fairground Road, Hp-1336, Fairground Rd Site, 351 Fairground Rd. (Lat: 35.346083 Lon: -81.908944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 107.9 m, Call Sign: WQQC838
    Assigned Frequencies: 6705.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2013, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 662-4440, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • STATION, 308 Oakland Drive (Lat: 35.348444 Lon: -81.919250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WKU43
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6820.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2008, Expiration Date: 08/03/2018, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-4576, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spindale)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ALON A2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5655F , Serial Number: A-155, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Bill Lovelace, 383 West St, Spindale, NC 28160
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 734MC , Serial Number: 17268952, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Rcfc LLC, Po Box 384, Spindale, NC 28160


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Spindale


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

Most common first names in Spindale, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7171.8 years
William5273.4 years
Mary4479.0 years
John4274.2 years
Charles3971.9 years
George2275.2 years
Annie2180.5 years
Thomas1970.8 years
Robert1871.9 years
Clarence1572.9 years
Most common last names in Spindale, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3073.4 years
Davis2775.2 years
Walker2575.4 years
Melton2270.1 years
Greene2074.7 years
Williams2077.7 years
Moore2072.4 years
Hill1862.7 years
Jones1877.4 years
Wilson1771.3 years
Businesses in Spindale, NC
NameCountNameCount
Dennys1New Balance1
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1UPS3
McDonald's1
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