Valdese, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 4,420 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 2,272  (51.4%)
Females: 2,148  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

48.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28690.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,022 (it was $30,617 in 2000)
Valdese:

$62,022
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,339 (it was $18,965 in 2000)

Valdese town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $139,450 (it was $80,800 in 2000)
Valdese:

$139,450
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $165,441; detached houses: $192,860; townhouses or other attached units: $233,556; in 2-unit structures: $76,417; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,273; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,030; mobile homes: $55,757

Median gross rent in 2019: $547.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valdese: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.7%
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  • Races in Valdese, NC (2019)
    • 4,18993.0%White alone
    • 1122.5%Hispanic
    • 751.7%Two or more races
    • 701.6%Asian alone
    • 180.4%Black alone
    • 100.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Valdese, North Carolina as of January 31, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valdese is 380 to 1.


Crime rates in Valdese by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(21.6)
2
(44.2)
2
(44.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
2
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.3)
2
(44.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(259.7)
10
(221.0)
3
(66.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
5
(110.0)
4
(88.2)
1
(22.3)
2
(44.8)
1
(22.5)
2
(44.7)
9
(203.3)
15
(338.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(584.4)
20
(442.0)
40
(884.4)
26
(572.4)
26
(574.0)
22
(483.8)
16
(352.7)
15
(333.9)
10
(223.8)
13
(292.2)
10
(223.4)
8
(180.7)
12
(270.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(1,515)
78
(1,724)
61
(1,349)
42
(924.7)
50
(1,104)
39
(857.7)
49
(1,080)
53
(1,180)
64
(1,432)
38
(854.1)
30
(670.1)
35
(790.6)
44
(992.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(64.9)
3
(66.3)
1
(22.1)
4
(88.1)
1
(22.1)
4
(88.0)
3
(66.1)
1
(22.3)
3
(67.1)
4
(89.9)
4
(89.3)
11
(248.5)
11
(248.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(43.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index165.2180.3188.484.197.1110.4108.483.5100.766.358.5104.8146.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Valdese, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (47.4%), Scotch-Irish (9.1%), English (7.7%), German (7.6%), European (4.2%), Scottish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1203 feet

Land area: 5.44 square miles.

Population density: 812 people per square mile   (low).

Valdese, North Carolina map

21 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,292 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $991 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (39.9 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (55.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (457.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rutherford College, NC (1.3 miles ),
Drexel, NC (1.7 miles ),
Connelly Springs, NC (1.8 miles ),
Icard, NC (2.4 miles ),
Sawmills, NC (2.6 miles ),
Rhodhiss, NC (2.7 miles ),
Cajah's Mountain, NC (2.7 miles ),
Morganton, NC (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 81.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,007 (+22.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 535 (26.3%)

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Valdese, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Valdese, NC in 2019
Valdese satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Valdese, NC
Historical housing units in Valdese, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +474 (+11.8%).
Most common industries in Valdese, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Apparel (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (11.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.0%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Food (5.3%)
  • Apparel (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Apparel (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Valdese, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)

Average climate in Valdese, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Valdese, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.0478. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Valdese-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Valdese town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 13.3 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valdese-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from Valdese center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 250.3 miles away from Valdese center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from Valdese 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) earthquake occurred 215.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from Valdese center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from Valdese center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Burke County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Valdese topographic map

Main business address for: BURKE MILLS INC (TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Valdese:

  • BURKE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC (1721 ENON ROAD)
  • VALDESE GENERAL HOSPITAL INC (720 MALCOLM BLVD)
  • HEALTHY AT HOME BLUE RIDGE HEALTHCARE (201 S GERMAIN ST)

Heliports located in Valdese:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valdese:

  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 8 miles; Morganton, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 9 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 33 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Appalachian State University (about 34 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 35 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 35 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)

Public high school in Valdese:

Public elementary/middle schools in Valdese:

  • HERITAGE MIDDLE (Location: 1951 ENON ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
  • VALDESE ELEMENTARY (Location: 298 PRALEY STREET, Grades: PK-5)
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Points of interest:

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Main business address in Valdese: BURKE MILLS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Micol Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: George Shuffler - Bluegrass musician, Doug Cline - Football player.

Burke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.7%
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: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Valdese in 2010:

  • 96 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults
165 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Valdese (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Valdese Branch at 225 Main St E, branch established on 1933/01/01. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Valdese Branch at 101 Main Street West, branch established on 1939/11/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Valdese Branch at 280 West Main Street, branch established on 1964/04/27. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Valdese:

Marital status in Valdese, NC
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Valdese:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Valdese
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Valdese, NC (based on Burke County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,460141
Mainline Protestant9,78243
Black Protestant2,00612
Other1,1535
Catholic1,0231
None35,717-
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: 20
Burke County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Burke County:

5.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

10.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Burke County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

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

16.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

62.9%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Valdese:

65.2%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Valdese:

26.8
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Valdese:

17.3%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.9%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Valdese:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Valdese:

34.8%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Valdese:

67.9%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.0%
North Carolina:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valdese, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 17$66,128$46,6790$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$42,685$39,4020$0
Solid Waste Management 9$32,070$42,7601$3,242
Firefighters 7$31,669$54,2900$0
Other Government Administration 6$33,385$66,7701$1,658
Parks and Recreation 4$14,066$42,19858$27,917
Streets and Highways 2$5,872$35,2320$0
Financial Administration 1$6,859$82,3080$0
Police - Other 1$2,969$35,6280$0
Fire - Other 1$2,639$31,6680$0
Totals for Government 61$238,342$46,88760$32,817

Valdese government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $731,000 ($165.38)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,740,000 ($619.91)
    Sewerage: $1,764,000 ($399.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $964,000 ($218.10)
    Police Protection: $904,000 ($204.52)
    Liquor Stores: $740,000 ($167.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $716,000 ($161.99)
    Central Staff Services: $686,000 ($155.20)
    Regular Highways: $627,000 ($141.86)
    General - Other: $396,000 ($89.59)
    General Public Buildings: $347,000 ($78.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000 ($49.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000 ($42.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $222,000 ($50.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $4,000 ($0.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $489,000 ($110.63)
    Regular Highways: $250,000 ($56.56)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($23.76)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($10.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $39,000 ($8.82)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $204,000 ($46.15)

Valdese government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,072,000 ($242.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000 ($65.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $221,000 ($50.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $77,000 ($17.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($4.52)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $187,000 ($42.31)
    Donations From Private Sources: $115,000 ($26.02)
    Rents: $73,000 ($16.52)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,562,000 ($805.88)
    Liquor Stores: $787,000 ($178.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $691,000 ($156.33)
    Highways: $147,000 ($33.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $93,000 ($21.04)
  • Tax - Property: $1,886,000 ($426.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,020,000 ($230.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $70,000 ($15.84)
    Other License: $47,000 ($10.63)

Valdese government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,340,000 ($529.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,331,000 ($527.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $231,000 ($52.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,000 ($50.23)

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Catawba County, NC  1.15% ($33,212 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.78% ($31,361)
from McDowell County, NC  0.43% ($31,415)


5.57% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catawba County, NC  1.43% ($32,809 average AGI)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.74% ($34,109)
to McDowell County, NC  0.39% ($29,336)
Businesses in Valdese, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
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Strongest AM radio stations in Valdese:

  • WSVM (1490 AM; 1 kW; VALDESE, NC; Owner: GHB OF WAXHAW, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCIS (760 AM; daytime; 4 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: W.F.M. INCORPORATED)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMNC (1430 AM; 3 kW; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valdese:

  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMNC-FM (92.1 FM; MORGANTON, NC; Owner: COOPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Valdese:

  • 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.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTBL-LP (Channel 53; LENOIR, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA, INC.)
Valdese fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Valdese fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 446ft / 136mTotal length
  • 260,100Total average daily traffic
  • 37,632Total average daily truck traffic
  • 232,600Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Valdese, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 201950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valdese, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valdese)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Valdese, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HIGH PK MTN, High Peak Mountain Mw, 4912 High Peak Rd (Lat: 35.722889 Lon: -81.608139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WIA442,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz... (+38 more), Grant Date: 10/22/2019, Expiration Date: 01/11/2030, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson, Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 610 Toddville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28214, Phone: (704) 382-5699, Email:
  • VALDESE, Lat: 35.740694 Lon: -81.563111, Call Sign: WPVZ391, Licensee ID: L00045084,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 09/18/2022, Certifier: Jeffery Morse, Registrant: Town Of Valdese Public Works Department
  • VALDESE PSO, 121 Faet Street Sw (Lat: 35.742778 Lon: -81.564083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQHI417,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2017, Expiration Date: 08/03/2027, Certifier: C. A. Patrick Voigt, Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5595, Email:
  • HP-1125, High Pk, 4926 High Peak Mountain Road (Lat: 35.722778 Lon: -81.608333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.1 m, Call Sign: WQHU810,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2017, Expiration Date: 11/13/2027, Certifier: Harold Meacombs, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • Atop High Peak Mountain (Lat: 35.722889 Lon: -81.608972), Overall height: 35.7 m, Call Sign: KNLU301,
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.762 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/1997, Expiration Date: 03/17/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2001, Registrant: Joyce & Jacobs, 1019 19th Street, N.W., 14th Fl., Ph-2, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-0100

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valdese)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 31RF, N31RF, N-31RF, Serial Number: 32-7700023, Airworthiness Date: 08/26/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey A Carter, 1402 Laurel St Ne, Valdese, NC 28690
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40NC, N40NC, N-40NC, Serial Number: 32-8006014, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 11/02/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Edward B Jones, 1190 Drexel Rd, Valdese, NC 28690
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5708F, N5708F, N-5708F, Serial Number: 28-24837, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 09/17/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey A Carter, 1402 Laurel St Ne, Valdese, NC 28690

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$107,23813$146,06045$142,7743$26,2675$194,4203$39,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$109,7370$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$49,89314$110,0803$30,9302$53,2751$50,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$08$124,3280$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$121,0670$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.01 , 0209.00, 0212.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$97,3001$128,230
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.01 , 0209.00, 0212.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valdese, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valdese, NC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of fires - 61 took place in 2016, and the least - 18 in 2012. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Valdese, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.3%), and Outside Fires (27.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Valdese, NC
    • 27451.3%Structure Fires
    • 14927.9%Outside Fires
    • 8115.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 305.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valdese, NC
Most common first names in Valdese, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6869.7 years
John6776.2 years
William6175.0 years
Mary5779.6 years
Charles3968.6 years
Robert3470.4 years
Fred2769.7 years
Annie2480.9 years
Margaret2377.6 years
Ruth2376.2 years
Most common last names in Valdese, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5976.1 years
Berry4376.8 years
Williams4374.8 years
Lowman4274.4 years
Powell4073.0 years
Lail3971.8 years
Pons3577.0 years
Deal3574.4 years
Burns2679.8 years
Johnson2472.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valdese, NC
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 14.6%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valdese, NC
  • 50.9%Utility gas
  • 45.0%Electricity
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Valdese compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Valdese on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Laos (population 500+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 8 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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  • Charles Hudson (1)
  • David Curry (1)
  • Sean M. Pons (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2023.