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Population in 2012: 367 (17% urban, 83% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.5%
Males: 171  (46.6%)
Females: 196  (53.4%)

Median resident age:  38.7 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28779.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,592 (it was $40,313 in 2000)
Webster:

$70,592
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,745

Webster town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $230,036 (it was $140,500 in 2000)
Webster:

$230,036
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $288,531; Detached houses: $319,254; Mobile homes: $88,026

Median gross rent in 2012: $375.

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  • White alone - 339 (93.4%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 6 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Webster: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (23.0%), Scotch-Irish (15.4%), English (13.0%), Irish (7.8%), German (6.9%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2240 feet

Land area: 1.60 square miles.

Population density: 229 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Webster:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Webster town:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 62.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

7 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,109 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,228 (0.5%)

Webster satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (40.4 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (128.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (509.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sylva, NC (1.4 miles ), Dillsboro, NC (1.6 miles ), Cullowhee, NC (1.7 miles ), Forest Hills, NC (1.9 miles ), Cherokee, NC (3.3 miles ), Glenville, NC (3.6 miles) , Maggie Valley, NC (3.8 miles ), Bryson City, NC (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.35 N, Longitude: 83.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 828

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Therapists (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Legal support workers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Webster-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.7 miles away from the Webster town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Webster-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from Webster center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 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 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Webster center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 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 Jackson County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Webster:

  • WEBSTER GROUP HOME (Hospital, 103 LITTLE SAVANNAH RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Webster:

  • SKYLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • SYLVA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SYLVA, NC)
  • WESTCARE HOME HEALTH AND HOS (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SYLVA, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Webster, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Webster:

  • Western Carolina University (about 3 miles; Cullowhee, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,852)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 41 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 42 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Southern Wesleyan University (about 50 miles; Central, SC; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clemson University (about 52 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 16,837)
  • Furman University (about 53 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 54 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 4,064)

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Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.6. This is about average.
City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 19.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.70
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.6%
(26.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% 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:  70.1%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Webster, NC


31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Webster compared to North Carolina state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Webster travel time to work - commute


Webster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Webster town (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.17%
Here43.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents67.5%15.5%5.1%3.5%2.8%
Congregations57.3%16.0%1.3%4.0%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.0%0.4%0.9%
Congregations2.7%2.7%1.3%4.0%4.0%
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: 7
Jackson County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Jackson County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Jackson County:

5.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.0%
North Carolina:

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

18.9%
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$26
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$77
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$26
Totals for Government 0$0 5$129

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($65.40)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($21.80)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($8.17)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($43.60)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($32.70)
    General Support: $9,000 ($24.52)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($24.52)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.72)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $145,000 ($395.10)

9.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.76%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($84 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.22%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Swain County, NC  1.20% ($27,462 average AGI)
from Haywood County, NC  0.60% ($30,576)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.57% ($23,810)


8.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.29%
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 Swain County, NC  1.08% ($29,328 average AGI)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.77% ($45,000)
to Haywood County, NC  0.77% ($39,048)

Strongest AM radio stations in Webster:

  • WRGC (680 AM; 1 kW; SYLVA, NC; Owner: GEORGIA-CAROLINA RADIOCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPFJ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: DRAKE ENTERPRISES, LTD.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WFSC (1050 AM; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Webster:

  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W218AB (91.5 FM; SYLVA, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W218AD (91.5 FM; BREVARD, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Webster:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W09AF (Channel 9; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W02AF (Channel 2; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W23AF (Channel 23; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W56AG (Channel 56; FRANKLIN, ETC., NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W05AE (Channel 5; SYLVA, ETC., NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W66BU (Channel 66; SYLVA, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W69CN (Channel 69; BRYSON CITY, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Top Of Cowee Bald Mtn (Lat: 35.328417 Lon: -83.338194), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNTP406
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2002, Expiration Date: 07/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012
    Registrant: N C Forest Service, 2411 Old Us Hwy 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520, Phone: (919) 553-4658, Fax: (919) 553-3894, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K4BAF
    Grant Date: 04/28/1998, Expiration Date: 04/28/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2010
    Registrant: Edwin W Queen, Webster, NC 28788
  • Call Sign: KE4MYG, Licensee ID: L00890020
    Grant Date: 07/09/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Certifier: John D Dills
    Registrant: John D Dills, Webster, NC 28788
  • Call Sign: WA4JDG, Licensee ID: L00236280
    Grant Date: 07/29/2004, Expiration Date: 10/06/2014, Certifier: Nancy R Burke
    Registrant: Nancy R Burke, Webster, NC 28788
  • Call Sign: KJ4WLC, Licensee ID: L01582693
    Grant Date: 07/14/2010, Expiration Date: 07/14/2020, Certifier: William S Burrell
    Registrant: William S Burrell, Webster, NC 28788


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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