For population 25 years and over in Sugar Mountain:
For population 15 years and over in Sugar Mountain village:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,087 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (32.4 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (85.7 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (453.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Grandfather, NC (1.3 miles) , Banner Elk, NC (1.6 miles ), Seven Devils, NC (1.8 miles) , Newland, NC (2.2 miles ), Beech Mountain, NC (2.4 miles ), Elk Park, NC (2.7 miles ), Crossnore, NC (2.9 miles ), Blowing Rock, NC (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 36.12 N, Longitude: 81.86 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 828
Crime in Sugar Mountain (2003):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Crime in Sugar Mountain (2006):
Sugar Mountain tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+71.2%).
Work and jobs in Sugar Mountain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sugar Mountain-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.8 miles away from the Sugar Mountain village center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 39.2 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sugar Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 71.8 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 74.6 miles away from Sugar Mountain 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 73.8 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 94.7 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 95.3 miles away from Sugar Mountain center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.7 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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sugar Mountain:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sugar Mountain:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.5%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Sugar Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Sugar Mountain (based on Avery County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sugar Mountain government finances in 2002:
6.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,841 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,410 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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