Valdese, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 4,471 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 1,922  (43.0%)
Females: 2,549  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  49.9 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28690.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,479 (it was $30,617 in 2000)
Valdese:

$30,479
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,492 (it was $18,965 in 2000)

Valdese town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,427 (it was $80,800 in 2000)
Valdese:

$123,427
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $140,477; Detached houses: $161,386; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,401; In 2-unit structures: $62,517; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,624; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,626; Mobile homes: $57,653

Median gross rent in 2013: $356.

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  • Races in Valdese, NC (2010)

    Valdese races chart
    • 4,11091.5%White alone
    • 1343.0%Asian alone
    • 1182.6%Hispanic
    • 591.3%Black alone
    • 551.2%Two or more races
    • 70.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.09%American Indian alone
    • 30.07%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Valdese: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.0%), German (17.7%), Irish (13.1%), English (11.0%), Italian (5.4%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1203 feet

Land area: 5.44 square miles.

Population density: 821 people per square mile   (low).

Valdese,NC real estate house value index trend

Valdese, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Valdese:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valdese town:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 17.4%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

175 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

This town:

3.9%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,118 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,214 (1.0%)

Valdese satellite photo by USGS

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: +1,324 (+29.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 616 (37.1%)

Area code: 828

Valdese household income distribution Valdese home values distribution

Crime rates in Valdese by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.022.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 001200100001N/A
per 100,000 0.00.021.643.30.00.022.10.00.00.00.022.0N/A
Robberies 2021012201201
per 100,000 43.90.043.321.60.021.644.244.20.022.144.00.022.3
Assaults 622191210301541
per 100,000 131.643.143.321.6194.6259.7221.066.30.022.1110.088.222.3
Burglaries 24273128302720402626221615
per 100,000 526.2582.4670.9605.9648.6584.4442.0884.4572.4574.0483.8352.7333.9
Thefts 85598887607078614250394953
per 100,000 1,863.61,272.61,904.31,882.71,297.31,515.21,723.81,348.7924.71,103.8857.71,080.01,179.6
Auto thefts 1201191033141431
per 100,000 263.10.0238.0194.8216.264.966.322.188.122.188.066.122.3
Arson 0000120000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.021.643.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 160.893.8169.4167.2143.6154.5168.7176.278.790.8103.3101.494.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Valdese detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +474 (+11.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)

Work and jobs in Valdese: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Valdese, North Carolina

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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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city 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 215.3 miles away from Valdese 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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 100.5 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 102.7 miles away from Valdese center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from the city 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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

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:

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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

Burke 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Black residents, 81.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Valdese, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Valdese compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
North Carolina average:

12.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Valdese town (based on Burke County data)

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
Burke 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.
State:

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

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

15.6%
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
Financial Administration 1$5,754$69,0480$0
Other Government Administration 6$28,007$56,0141$1,103
Police Protection - Officers 13$35,809$33,0540$0
Police - Other 1$2,491$29,8920$0
Firefighters 7$26,568$45,5450$0
Fire - Other 1$2,214$26,5680$0
Streets and Highways 2$4,926$29,5560$0
Solid Waste Management 9$26,905$35,8731$2,156
Sewerage 16$55,476$41,6070$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,801$35,40341$18,571
Totals for Government 60$199,951$39,99043$21,830

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,175,000 ($486.47)
    Sewerage: $1,533,000 ($342.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $692,000 ($154.78)
    Water Utilities: $657,000 ($146.95)
    Police Protection: $605,000 ($135.32)
    Central Staff Services: $564,000 ($126.15)
    Fire Protection: $440,000 ($98.41)
    Regular Highways: $321,000 ($71.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000 ($34.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($14.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $177,000 ($39.59)
    Fire Protection: $44,000 ($9.84)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($5.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($3.35)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,766,000 ($394.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($31.31)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,049,000 ($458.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $358,000 ($80.07)
    All Other: $21,000 ($4.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $547,000 ($122.34)
    All Other: $384,000 ($85.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $145,000 ($32.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $108,000 ($24.16)
    Rents: $40,000 ($8.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $878,000 ($196.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $324,000 ($72.47)
    Highways: $169,000 ($37.80)
  • Tax - Property: $1,372,000 ($306.87)
    NEC: $62,000 ($13.87)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,330,000 ($521.14)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,070,000 ($239.32)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $731,000 ($163.50)
    Water Utilities: $552,000 ($123.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $731,000 ($163.50)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $552,000 ($123.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,623,000 ($363.01)
    Other, NEC: $179,000 ($40.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $891,000 ($199.28)
    Water Utilities: $707,000 ($158.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,685,000 ($1047.86)

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,784 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
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 Catawba County, NC  1.57% ($25,877 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.75% ($24,091)
from McDowell County, NC  0.25% ($29,872)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Burke County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catawba County, NC  1.05% ($28,013 average AGI)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.60% ($25,457)
to McDowell County, NC  0.28% ($27,517)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Valdese fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 62,350Total average daily traffic
  • 11,266Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HIGH PEAK MTN, 4912 High Peak Rd (Lat: 35.722889 Lon: -81.608139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WIA442
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/29/2009, Expiration Date: 01/11/2020, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Business Services, LLC, 401 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28201, Phone: (704) 382-4576, 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: 08/03/2007, Expiration Date: 08/03/2017, 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, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2007, Expiration Date: 11/13/2017, Certifier: Harold Meacombs
    Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4702 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4702, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 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:

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Valdese

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Valdese, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hyundai1UPS1
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