Banner Elk, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,129 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.2%
Males: 387  (34.3%)
Females: 742  (65.7%)
Median resident age:

21.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28604.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,348 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Banner Elk:

$56,348
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,854 (it was $12,725 in 2000)

Banner Elk town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $314,221 (it was $156,300 in 2000)
Banner Elk:

$314,221
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $238,335; detached houses: $289,008; townhouses or other attached units: $373,528; in 2-unit structures: $493,742; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,081; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $167,087; mobile homes: $63,088; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $22,125

Median gross rent in 2017: $764.

March 2019 cost of living index in Banner Elk: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.4% for Black residents, 64.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.3% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Banner Elk, NC (2010)
    • 88185.7%White alone
    • 585.6%Hispanic
    • 565.4%Black alone
    • 151.5%Asian alone
    • 121.2%Two or more races
    • 40.4%Other race alone
    • 10.10%American Indian alone
    • 10.10%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Banner Elk, North Carolina as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Banner Elk is 183 to 1.


Crime rates in Banner Elk by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(110.5)
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)
2
(211.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(223.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(105.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(96.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(211.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(335.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(105.9)
5
(480.3)
2
(194.4)
2
(179.1)
1
(92.8)
2
(172.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(845.7)
8
(818.8)
4
(446.9)
12
(1,326)
7
(741.5)
11
(1,057)
4
(388.7)
7
(626.7)
5
(463.8)
3
(258.0)
3
(257.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(1,586)
27
(2,764)
21
(2,346)
12
(1,326)
18
(1,907)
23
(2,209)
38
(3,693)
17
(1,522)
24
(2,226)
12
(1,032)
9
(771.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(317.1)
4
(409.4)
3
(335.2)
1
(110.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(86.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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 index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)359.4200.6397.8375.7234.1287.2213.8140.6140.1100.648.9

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City-data.com crime index in Banner Elk, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.98
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: Italian (15.4%), German (11.5%), American (10.6%), English (7.5%), European (6.3%), Scottish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 3739 feet

Land area: 1.19 square miles.

Population density: 946 people per square mile   (low).

Banner Elk, North Carolina map

183 residents are foreign born (6.9% Latin America, 1.8% Europe, 1.4% North America).

This town:

12.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,983 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,312 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (30.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (88.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (452.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sugar Mountain, NC (1.6 miles ),
Beech Mountain, NC (1.8 miles ),
Seven Devils, NC (1.9 miles),
Grandfather, NC (2.1 miles),
Foscoe, NC (2.4 miles ),
Newland, NC (2.4 miles ),
Elk Park, NC (2.5 miles ),
Valle Crucis, NC (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.16 N, Longitude: 81.87 W

Area code: 828

Distribution of median household income in Banner Elk, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Banner Elk, NC in 2017
Banner Elk satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $224,100
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Banner Elk, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (27.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.0%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (19.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Construction (16.3%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (20.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.6%)
  • Book stores & news dealers (5.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.1%)
Most common occupations in Banner Elk, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Electricians (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (13.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)

Average climate in Banner Elk, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Banner Elk, North Carolina average temperatures Banner Elk, North Carolina average precipitation Banner Elk, North Carolina humidity Banner Elk, North Carolina wind speed Banner Elk, North Carolina snowfall Banner Elk, North Carolina sunshine Banner Elk, North Carolina clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.0. This is about average.

City:

63.0
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 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0478
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Banner Elk-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the Banner Elk town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 41.7 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Banner Elk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% 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 181.8 miles away from Banner Elk 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 119.6 miles away from Banner Elk center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.0 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 69.2 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 72.0 miles away from Banner Elk 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 71.2 miles away from Banner Elk center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Avery County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Banner Elk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Banner Elk:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF BANNER ELK (185 NORWOOD HOLLOW ROAD PO BOX 2199)
  • REGENCY HEALTH CARE CENTER (NORWOOD HOLLOW RD BOX 187)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Banner Elk:

  • TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF AVERY COUNTY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • ROAN HIGHLANDS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN)
  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BLOWING ROCK, NC)
  • HIGH COUNTRY HCS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BOONE, NC)
  • WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BOONE, NC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WATAUGA COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BOONE, NC)

Airports and heliports located in Banner Elk:

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College/University in Banner Elk:

  • Lees-McRae College (Full-time enrollment: 813; Location: 191 Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lmc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Banner Elk:

  • Appalachian State University (about 12 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 30 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 31 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 32 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • King University (about 34 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 38 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 39 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)

Public high school in Banner Elk:

Public elementary/middle school in Banner Elk:

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Points of interest:

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Church in Banner Elk: Valley Haven Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Mill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Shawneehaw Creek (A), Wildcat Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Beech Manor Management Office (608 Beech Mountain Parkway), Best Western Mountain Lodge (1615 Tynecastle Highway), Archers Mountain Inn (2489 Beech Mountain Parkway), Beech Mountain Slopeside Rentals Inc (503 Beech Mountain Parkway).

Court: King's Court Fax Line (4531 Tynecastle).

Birthplace of: Charles Winters (journalist) - Journalist and media developer.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Banner Elk and their reported violations in the past:

BANNER ELK, TOWN OF (Population served: 1,407, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-18-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-18-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (APR-03-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-27-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE (Address: BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE , Population served: 343, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1993, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-1994), Fed Public Notif requested (AUG-22-1994), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-23-1994), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (AUG-31-1995), Fed Other (AUG-31-1995)
THE ARTISANAL RESTAURANT (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
THE OLD COUNTRY STORE AT HEADWATERS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOLSTON PRESBYTERIAN CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ELK VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
JACKALOPE`S VIEW (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SUGAR MOUNTAIN LODGING INC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Banner Elk that have no violations reported:

  • GREEN MANSIONS VILLAGE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LINVILLE HEIGHTS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.6%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.7% of all households
371 people in college/university student housing in 2010

People in group quarters in Banner Elk in 2000:

  • 339 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in Banner Elk (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Tynecastle Branch at 4501 Tynecastle Hwy Unit 15, branch established on 2004/08/31. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Banner Elk Main Branch at 330 Main Street East, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Highlands Union Bank: Banner Elk Branch at 115 Main Street East, branch established on 2004/02/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $620.6 mil, Deposits: $516.2 mil, headquarters in Abingdon, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Banner Elk Branch at 1667 Tynecastle Hwy, branch established on 1984/06/25. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Carter County Bank of Elizabethton, Tennessee: Banner Elk Branch at Highway 105, branch established on 2004/05/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $270.3 mil, Deposits: $208.3 mil, headquarters in Elizabethton, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Carter County Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Banner Elk:

Marital status in Banner Elk, NC
  • Never married: 65.8%
  • Now married: 25.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

For population 25 years and over in Banner Elk:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.3%
  • Unemployed: 35.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Banner Elk
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Banner Elk, NC (based on Avery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,71147
Mainline Protestant98013
Catholic3901
Black Protestant1721
Other962
None10,204-
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: 5
Avery County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Avery County:

12.33 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

9.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.5%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Banner Elk:

48.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Banner Elk:

43.8%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Banner Elk:

28.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Banner Elk:

21.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Banner Elk:

17.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Banner Elk:

27.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Banner Elk:

56.3%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Banner Elk, NC Residents
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
Other and Unallocable 11$16,428$17,9210$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$32,765$43,6870$0
Other Government Administration 8$9,735$14,6031$1,140
Financial Administration 3$10,404$41,6163$4,722
Streets and Highways 2$8,336$50,0161$1,457
Water Supply 1$4,167$50,0041$1,063
Sewerage 1$4,167$50,0041$1,063
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 35$86,002$29,4867$9,445

Banner Elk government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,726,000 ($1528.79)
    Police Protection: $714,000 ($632.42)
    Water Utilities: $373,000 ($330.38)
    Central Staff Services: $225,000 ($199.29)
    Regular Highways: $210,000 ($186.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000 ($163.86)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($103.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $75,000 ($66.43)
    Correctional Institutions: $64,000 ($56.69)
    Financial Administration: $60,000 ($53.14)
    General Public Buildings: $44,000 ($38.97)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($14.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($7.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($19.49)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $7,000 ($6.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($5.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $403,000 ($356.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($8.86)

Banner Elk government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $303,000 ($268.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($15.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $56,000 ($49.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($26.57)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($17.71)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $45,000 ($39.86)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($4.43)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.77)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,959,000 ($1735.16)
    Water Utilities: $237,000 ($209.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $114,000 ($100.97)
    Highways: $41,000 ($36.32)
  • Tax - Property: $983,000 ($870.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $240,000 ($212.58)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $234,000 ($207.26)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($5.31)
    Other License: $4,000 ($3.54)

Banner Elk government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $512,000 ($453.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $456,000 ($403.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000 ($49.60)

6.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Watauga County, NC  1.24% ($19,338 average AGI)
from Mitchell County, NC  0.47% ($26,815)
Businesses in Banner Elk, NC
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Decora Cabinetry2McDonald's1
Dunkin Donuts1Quiznos1
FedEx3Subway1
H&R Block1UPS2
Kincaid1Vans1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Banner Elk:

  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWLAND, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WTOE (1470 AM; 5 kW; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WATA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BOONE, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Banner Elk:

  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Banner Elk:

  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W65DT (Channel 65; BOONE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLNN-LP (Channel 24; BOONE, NC; Owner: SOUND MEDIA INC.)

Banner Elk fatal accident list:

Aug 23, 2015 03:30 PM, Sr-194, Lat: 36.159078, Lon: -81.885958, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 30, 2012 08:00 AM, Sr-184, Banner Rd, Lat: 36.158097, Lon: -81.870414, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 21, 2002 01:17 PM, Sr-184, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 29, 1980 02:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.8mTotal length
  • 12,790Total average daily traffic
  • 877Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,580Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Banner Elk)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Banner Elk, NC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • HP-1108, Linville, Grandmother Mountain Road (Lat: 36.063889 Lon: -81.842222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 127 m, Call Sign: WQNJ333,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6605.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/22/2021, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • GB72XC800, 2098 Balm Highway (Lat: 36.167333 Lon: -81.837833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQQU685,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18015.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2013, Expiration Date: 03/05/2023, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2014, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • GB72XC800, 2098 Balm Highway (Lat: 36.167333 Lon: -81.837833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WQVD367,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 01/07/2025, Cancellation Date: 03/10/2015, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • BEECH MTN, On Top Of Pinnacles Of The Beach (Lat: 36.184833 Lon: -81.880389), Overall height: 18.9 m, Call Sign: WLS646,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002, Registrant: Skyline Telephone Membership Corporation, Hwy 194 N, West Jefferson, NC 28694

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Elk River Airport (Lat: 36.153194 Lon: -81.879556), Call Sign: WRLB3024,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.32051 MHz, Grant Date: 07/12/1994, Expiration Date: 07/12/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Elk River Development Corporation, Hwy 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Elk River Property Owners Assoc-Private Landing Area- Highway 194 (Lat: 36.158333 Lon: -81.891111), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPVM528, Licensee ID: L00050289,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.975 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/2017, Expiration Date: 07/16/2027, Certifier: Scott Heath, Registrant: Elk River Property Owners\' Association

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Banner Elk)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Banner Elk)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of fire incidents - 48 took place in 2007, and the least - 4 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Banner Elk, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.2%), and Other (19.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Banner Elk, NC
    • 24056.2%Structure Fires
    • 8119.0%Other
    • 6715.7%Outside Fires
    • 399.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Banner Elk, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Banner Elk, NC
  • 29.3%Electricity
  • 28.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.4%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.1%Other fuel
  • 4.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Banner Elk, NC
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 16.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.7%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood


Banner Elk compared to North Carolina state average:

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

Banner Elk on our top lists:

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  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #52 (28604) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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