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Population in 2012: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +107.1%
Males: 83  (57.4%)
Females: 62  (42.6%)

Median resident age:  54.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip code: 28392

Estimated median household income in 2012: $81,001 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Tar Heel:

$81,001
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,701

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,979 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Tar Heel:

$90,979
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,762; Detached houses: $75,762

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,313.

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  • White alone - 107 (91.5%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (5.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tar Heel: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: Irish (24.7%), English (15.1%), Scottish (11.0%), French (4.1%), German (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 134 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 644 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Tar Heel:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tar Heel town:

  • Never married: 12.3%
  • Now married: 76.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 9.9%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Tar Heel, North Carolina as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Tar Heel to the number of sex offenders is 48 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $543 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $379 (1.2%)

Tar Heel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (24.2 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (75.6 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (415.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: White Oak, NC (2.1 miles ), Dublin, NC (2.6 miles ), St. Pauls, NC (3.4 miles ), Barker Ten Mile, NC (3.4 miles ), Butters, NC (3.5 miles ), Elizabethtown, NC (3.6 miles ), Bladenboro, NC (3.6 miles ), Lumberton, NC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.73 N, Longitude: 78.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-39.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Information (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


Average climate in Tar Heel, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Tar Heel-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Tar Heel town center killed 4 people and injured 395 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 22.4 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

Earthquake activity:

Tar Heel-area historical earthquake activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 97% 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 95.6 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 61.6 miles away from Tar Heel center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.7 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 Bladen County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tar Heel topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Tar Heel:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE ST PAULS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; ST PAULS, NC)
  • ST PAULS DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SAINT PAULS, NC)
  • WOODHAVEN NURS AND ALZHEIMER'S C (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LUMBERTON, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Tar Heel, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tar Heel:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 24 miles; Pembroke, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,818)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 25 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 25 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • Campbell University Inc (about 47 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 4,229)
  • Mount Olive College (about 53 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • Johnston Community College (about 60 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 60 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tar Heel:

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Church in Tar Heel: Love Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Bladen 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 31.9. This is about average.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.52
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.11
U.S.:

2.43


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  1.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Tar Heel compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tar Heel travel time to work - commute


Tar Heel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Tar Heel town (based on Bladen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.22%
Here45.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Original Free Will BaptistsSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents67.9%17.8%4.5%2.9%1.5%
Congregations51.3%18.4%9.2%2.6%2.6%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.1%0.9%0.9%0.7%1.6%
Congregations2.6%2.6%1.3%2.6%6.6%
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: 9
Bladen County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Bladen County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

11.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Bladen County:

30.9%
State:

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

16.2%
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 0$0 1$391
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$210
Totals for Government 0$0 5$601

Tar Heel government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,000 ($151.72)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($96.55)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($13.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($13.79)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($62.07)

Tar Heel government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($20.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($41.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($20.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($41.38)
    General Support: $3,000 ($20.69)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($82.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $111,000 ($765.52)

5.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($452 average AGI)
Bladen County:

0.14%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($30,859 average AGI)
from Robeson County, NC  0.64% ($22,892)
from Columbus County, NC  0.51% ($24,019)


5.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
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 Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($26,308 average AGI)
to Robeson County, NC  0.73% ($25,649)
to Columbus County, NC  0.63% ($31,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tar Heel:

  • WKKE (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: FERRIS YARNELL LOCKLEAR)
  • WBLA (1440 AM; 5 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WYRU (1160 AM; 5 kW; RED SPRINGS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WIDU (1600 AM; 5 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: W I D U BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCLN (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: BROADCASTING GOOD NEWS, 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tar Heel:

  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGQR (105.7 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, NC; Owner: SOUND BUSINESS OF ELIZABETHTOWN, INC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUKS (107.7 FM; ST. PAULS, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCG (104.5 FM; HOPE MILLS, NC; Owner: DR. JAMES E. CARSON)
  • WRCQ (103.5 FM; DUNN, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFNC-FM (102.3 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WCLN-FM (107.3 FM; CLINTON, NC; Owner: CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFSS (91.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Tar Heel:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W19CA (Channel 19; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WPEM-LP (Channel 47; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: GERALD LOCKLEAR)
  • WLPS-LP (Channel 7; LUMBERTON/PEMBROKE, NC; Owner: BILLY RAY LOCKLEAR)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66DF (Channel 66; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 0.6 Mi No. Rt 87 (Lat: 34.741278 Lon: -78.786139), Structure height: 305 m, Call Sign: KPG915, Licensee ID: L00283949
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/1990, Expiration Date: 12/01/2011
    Registrant: Wdas License Limited Partnership, 3033 Riviera Dr Ste 200, Naples, FL 34103-2750

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KF4EHC, Licensee ID: L01046895
    Grant Date: 08/01/2005, Expiration Date: 10/26/2015, Certifier: Larry G Martin Sr
    Registrant: Larry G Martin Sr, Tar Heel, NC 28392
  • Call Sign: KF4ZIY, Licensee ID: L01437737
    Grant Date: 10/14/2008, Expiration Date: 07/16/2018, Certifier: Larry G Martin Jr
    Registrant: Larry G Martin Jr, Tar Heel, NC 28392


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 52
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Tar Heel


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Businesses in Tar Heel, NC

  • Subway: 1

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