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Mitchell County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2016: 15,579 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 15,687 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,409
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,722
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,297
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,554 (it was 1,254 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 221 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mitchell County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.2%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (20.4%), Educational, health and social services (17.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mitchell County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 7,617  (48.9%)
Females: 7,962  (51.1%)

Mitchell County,NC real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Mitchell County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,571 ($30,508 in 1999)

This county:

$41,571
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $378 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $513)
This county:

$378
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $151,081 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
Mitchell:

$151,081
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,977 - $235,454
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $983
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $312

Institutionalized population: 104
Mitchell County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 70 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2001: 46 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2003: 62 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2007: 77 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2008: 62 buildings, average cost: $344,500
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2010: 36 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $214,900
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $924 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $787 (0.6%)

Mitchell County household income distribution in 2013 Mitchell County home values distribution in 2013 Mitchell County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.5%
Mitchell County:

16.5%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 88.0% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 84.1% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 47.4 years old
(Males: 45.7 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 20.9 years old, American Indian residents: 28.4 years old, Asian residents: 21.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.4 years old, Other race residents: 10.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mitchell County is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $562 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spruce Pine, Bakersville.

Mitchell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Mitchell County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mitchell County: Bricks (A), Pitt Crossroads (B), Dogtown (C), Suggs Landing (D), Rocky Mount Fairgrounds (E), Red Hill (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mitchell County include: Thornes Church (A), Avalon Church (B), Union Branch Church (C), Bethany Church (D), Bethlehem Church (E), Meetinghouse Church (F), Morning Star Church (G), Mount Moriah Church (H), Mount Olive Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Battle Cemetery (1), Jerusalem Cemetery (2), Bellamy Cemetery (3), County Home Cemetery (4), Hunter Cemetery (5), Watson Cemetery (6), Hutchins Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Strickland Pond (A), Wiggins Lake (B), Nobles Millpond (C), Gammons Pond (D), Batts Pond (E), Winslows Pond (F), Hokes Pond (G), Hatcher Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cokey Swamp (A), Deloach Branch (B), Deep Creek (C), Crisp Creek (D), Compass Creek (E), Bynums Mill Run (F), Buck Swamp (G), Savage Mill Run (H), Longs Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dyer County, Tennessee , San Miguel County, New Mexico , Jackson County, Tennessee , Perry County, Tennessee , Wake County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 452
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 420 (24.9% naturalized citizens)

Mitchell County:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 1582010 or later
  • 1552000 to 2009
  • 481990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 381970 to 1979
  • 53Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.5%

Mitchell County marital status for males Mitchell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,520
  • One, attached: 99
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 211
  • 5 to 9: 202
  • 10 to 19: 91
  • 20 to 49: 107
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 1,519

Housing units in Mitchell County with a mortgage: 2,219 (29 second mortgage, 329 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,963

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mitchell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,80548
Mainline Protestant1,14912
Catholic1981
Other1-
None4,393-
Mitchell County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Mitchell County:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Mitchell County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

13.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mitchell County:

12.4%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

26.2%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Mitchell County:

Average size of farms: 73 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,818
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $684.58
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.03%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,185
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $24,812
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.27%
Corn for grain: 52 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mitchell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 1999984.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/11/1995, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mitchell County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 183.3 miles away from Mitchell County center
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 102.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 82.1 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 85.4 miles away from Mitchell County 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 222.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 03, 2013 to July 14, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4146: September 25, 2013, FEMA Id: 4146, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1871: February 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1871, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 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: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1200: January 15, 1998, FEMA Id: 1200, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 09, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-542: November 09, 1977, FEMA Id: 542, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (44%)
  • India (10%)
  • Venezuela (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Russia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mitchell County


  • American (23%)
  • Scotch-Irish (15%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • European (1%)

Mitchell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,142 (87.6%)
  • Carpooled: 421 (7.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 21 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 127 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 145 (2.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Mitchell County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 130 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Mitchell County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in college/university student housing
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,379.

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.74% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,797 average AGI)
1.74% relocated from other states ($13,630 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.74%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yancey County, NC  0.77% ($23,231 average AGI)
from McDowell County, NC  0.47% ($30,417)
from Avery County, NC  0.45% ($22,478)
from Buncombe County, NC  0.22% ($18,818)


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.83% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($17,238 average AGI)
1.87% relocated to other states ($9,749 average AGI)
Mitchell County:

1.87%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yancey County, NC  0.71% ($26,028 average AGI)
to Avery County, NC  0.41% ($25,571)
to McDowell County, NC  0.37% ($32,684)
to Buncombe County, NC  0.30% ($33,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Mitchell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Mitchell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mitchell County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mitchell County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mitchell County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mitchell County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mitchell County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mitchell County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mitchell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,631 (2,822 aged, 809 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 486 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mitchell County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (231)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (218)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (200)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (183)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (130)
  • Unspecified dementia (115)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (109)
  • Congestive heart failure (97)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (76)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (72)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,000
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 252
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 83,767

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 995
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,121

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 199.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,579
  • In family households: 12,625 (2,269 male householders, 2,000 female householders)
    3,514 spouses, 3,840 children (3,497 natural, 135 adopted, 210 stepchildren), 403 grandchildren, 132 brothers or sisters, 196 parents, 70 other relatives, 203 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,633 (1,062 male householders (863 living alone)), 1,199 female householders (1,129 living alone)), 362 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 320

Size of family households: 2,473 2-persons, 951 3-persons, 479 4-persons, 284 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,993 1-person, 231 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 10 5-persons.

1,903 married couples with children.
564 single-parent households (219 men, 345 women).

95.2% of residents of Mitchell speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,681,000 ($7,488 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,143,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,678,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $771,000
Federal grants: $40,734,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,888,000 ($5,308,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,994,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $270,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $181,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,775,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 844
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,102
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +94
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +284
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mitchell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.38 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built in Mitchell County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 892010 to 2013
  • 1,3862000 to 2009
  • 1,1921990 to 1999
  • 1,2521980 to 1989
  • 1,5481970 to 1979
  • 8241960 to 1969
  • 1,0371950 to 1959
  • 5651940 to 1949
  • 8241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mitchell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mitchell County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 381 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1773 rooms
  • 6284 rooms
  • 1,4185 rooms
  • 1,0696 rooms
  • 7427 rooms
  • 5228 rooms
  • 5089+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mitchell County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 151 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 1733 rooms
  • 3254 rooms
  • 3375 rooms
  • 2276 rooms
  • 1537 rooms
  • 688 rooms
  • 409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mitchell County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mitchell County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 34no bedroom
  • 1241 bedroom
  • 1,3932 bedrooms
  • 2,8843 bedrooms
  • 4984 bedrooms
  • 1515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mitchell County, North Carolina Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 15no bedroom
  • 2181 bedroom
  • 5742 bedrooms
  • 5153 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mitchell County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mitchell County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 216no vehicle
  • 1,4751 vehicle
  • 1,6682 vehicles
  • 1,1943 vehicles
  • 4114 vehicles
  • 1545+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mitchell County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Mitchell County population
  • 170no vehicle
  • 7741 vehicle
  • 3692 vehicles
  • 393 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

90.0% of Mitchell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in North Carolina.

Mitchell County:

90.0%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,574
  • Other state: 4,494
  • Northeast: 945
  • Midwest: 668
  • South: 2,605
  • West: 274
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mitchell County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 31.9%Electricity
  • 26.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.5%Wood
  • 10.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Utility gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 23.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 5.3%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 176
Here:

14.0%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 88
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 87
Here:

12.1%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mitchell County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $288,000
    Other Higher Education: $83,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,386,000
    Other Higher Education: $12,232,000
    General - Other: $4,224,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $881,000
    Police Protection: $791,000
    Central Staff Services: $737,000
    Local Fire Protection: $631,000
    Health - Other: $536,000
    Financial Administration: $389,000
    Transit Utilities: $367,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Correctional Institutions: $219,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Parks and Recreation: $102,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $98,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $90,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $600,000
    General - Other: $441,000
    Libraries: $49,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,384,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $170,000
    Police Protection: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $56,000
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $33,000
    Transit Utilities: $24,000
    General - Other: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,525,000

Mitchell County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $1,555,000
    All Other: $1,467,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $329,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $44,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,587,000
    Transit Utilities: $187,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $440,000
    Highways: $56,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $332,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $98,000
    Rents: $72,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $107,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $24,135,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,050,000
    All Other: $1,466,000
    Public Welfare: $966,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,648,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,447,000
    NEC: $123,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $97,000
    Other Selective Sales: $45,000

Mitchell County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $562,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $562,000

Mitchell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,165,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 522
  • Number of aged recipients: 100
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 422
  • Number of recipients under 18: 44
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 278
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 200
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 284
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 222
Mitchell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Mitchell County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Mitchell County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11174.0 years
William9975.9 years
John8973.3 years
Robert8374.9 years
Mary8278.9 years
Charles6472.0 years
George5973.9 years
Frank5776.1 years
Fred5675.7 years
Ruth4976.8 years
Most common last names in Mitchell County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Buchanan30174.6 years
Mckinney18476.7 years
Burleson14476.1 years
Greene9977.1 years
Ledford9872.4 years
Sparks9776.2 years
Young8577.7 years
Garland8577.7 years
Pitman8175.4 years
Gouge7980.9 years
Businesses in Mitchell County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subaru1
FedEx3Subway2
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1