County population in 2012: 10,927 (all rural); it was 10,677 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,843 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,733 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,627 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,202 (it was 966 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 235 sq. mi. Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alleghany County: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.3%), Construction (12.6%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.1%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $625 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $655 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 26.5%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Black residents, 60.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 65.6% for other race residents, 84.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alleghany County is $439 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Alleghany County: Bluff Mountain Overlook (A), Bullhead Mountain Overlook (B), Camp Albert Butler (C), Camp Cheerio (D), New River Country Club (E), Rivercamp USA (F), Stone Mountain Overlook (G), High Meadows Golf and Country Club (H), Rogers Camp (I), Mahogany Rock Overlook (J), Millers Camping (K), Crestview Golf Course (L), New River Canoe and Campground (M), Beech Mountain (N), Miles (O), Air Bellows Overlook (P), Devils Garden Overlook (Q), Whitehead Community Center (R). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Alleghany County include: Laura Glenn Church (A), Laurel Fork Church (B), Laurel Springs Baptist Church (C), Antioch Methodist Church (D), Antioch Primitive Baptist Church (E), Bakers Ridge Mission (F), Little Pine Church of the Brethren (G), Union Primitive Baptist Church (H), Whitehead Union Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Higgins Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2), Woodruff Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), South Fork Cemetery (5), Shiloh Cemetery (6), Prathers Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Little Glade Millpond (A), Temple Lake (B), Noname (C), Willis Lake (D), High Meadows Lake (E), Lake Louise (F), Camp Cheerio Lake (G), Noname (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Evans Branch (A), Elk Creek (B), Crab Fork (C), Crab Creek (D), Cheek Branch (E), Brush Creek (F), Bledsoe Creek (G), Big Pine Creek (H), Wolf Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 134 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,819 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $616.22 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.80% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.20% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,700 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.86% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.90% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,273 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.38% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 25.88 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.85% Vegetables: 27 harvested acres Land in orchards: 25 acres
Alleghany County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 3.8 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/27/1973, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Alleghany County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the county center On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from the county center On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.6 miles away from the county center On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from Alleghany County center On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the county center On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
North Carolina Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1871): February 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1553): September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 7, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1546): September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3110): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-844): September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Births per 1000 population in Alleghany County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Alleghany County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alleghany County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,512 (2,101 aged, 411 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.23 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10364.56 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 424.550 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52035.07
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 816.510 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1275.230 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.17
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.32 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.87
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.17
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 9,287 (2,466 male householders, 791 female householders)
2,588 spouses, 2,684 children (2,457 natural, 76 adopted, 151 stepchildren), 214 grandchildren, 81 brothers or sisters, 57 parents, 108 other relatives, 230 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,757 (677 male householders (556 living alone)), 844 female householders (791 living alone)), 236 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 111 (99 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,780 2-persons, 660 3-persons, 514 4-persons, 199 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.
93.9% of residents of Alleghany County speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (13% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 57% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $73,910,000 ($6821 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,852,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,427,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,195,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $392,000 Federal grants: $20,824,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,711,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,361,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $812,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,112,000 Federal Government insurance: $1,442,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
45 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
63 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +254
+23 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +179
+16 per 1000 residents
+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Alleghany County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 124
2000 to 2004: 420
1990 to 1999: 1,174
1980 to 1989: 1,506
1970 to 1979: 1,550
1960 to 1969: 1,123
1950 to 1959: 417
1940 to 1949: 303
1939 or earlier: 568
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alleghany County, North Carolina
67% of Alleghany County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in North Carolina.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7005
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,400
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alleghany County