Hiddenite, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 536.
Males: 308  (57.5%)
Females: 228  (42.5%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 28636.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $63,992
Hiddenite:

$63,992
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $31,369

Hiddenite CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $202,237
Hiddenite:

$202,237
NC:

$280,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $149,578; detached houses: $211,627; mobile homes: $51,236
March 2022 cost of living index in Hiddenite: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 28.4%
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According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Hiddenite, North Carolina as of June 12, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hiddenite is 46 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (39.6%), American (33.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1166 feet

60 residents are foreign born (17.8% Latin America).

This place:

18.4%
North Carolina:

8.3%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (44.2 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (50.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (430.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stony Point, NC (1.9 miles ),
Taylorsville, NC (2.2 miles ),
Love Valley, NC (2.9 miles),
Bethlehem, NC (3.6 miles ),
Catawba, NC (3.7 miles ),
Claremont, NC (3.7 miles ),
St. Stephens, NC (3.8 miles ),
Statesville, NC (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 35.90 N, Longitude: 81.09 W

Distribution of median household income in Hiddenite, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Hiddenite, NC in 2022
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.3%
North Carolina:

3.2%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 84.0. This is about average.

City:

84.0
U.S.:

72.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.164. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.164
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 11.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 9.19. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.19
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Hiddenite-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Hiddenite place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hiddenite-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 39.6 miles away from Hiddenite center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 223.9 miles away from Hiddenite center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alexander County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Hiddenite:

  • ALEXANDER COUNTY HOME HEALTH A (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; TAYLORSVILLE, NC)
  • WEST IREDELL DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • IREDELL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • IREDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • INS STATESVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • MAPLE LEAF HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)
  • BRIAN CENTER HEALTH AND REHABILITATION/STATESVILLE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; STATESVILLE, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hiddenite:

  • Mitchell Community College (about 14 miles; Statesville, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,458)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 17 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 18 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 3,785)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 23 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 36 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 39 miles; Salisbury, NC; FT enrollment: 5,749)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hiddenite:

See full list of schools located in Hiddenite

Points of interest:

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Tourist attractions: Hiddenite Center Inc (Museums; 316 Hiddenite Church Road), Hiddenite Center Inc - Educational Complex (Museums; 70 Hiddenite Church Road).

Alexander 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 Hiddenite and their reported violations in the past:

REDEMPTION BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
HIDDENITE FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 76, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.0%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Hiddenite (2011 data):

  • Taylorsville Savings Bank, SSB: Hiddenite Branch at 4708 Nc Hwy 90e, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2008/12/16: Bank assets: $89.9 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, headquarters in Taylorsville, NC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Peoples Bank: Hiddenite Branch at 5153 Nc Highway 90 E, branch established on 1988/12/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,064.6 mil, Deposits: $842.9 mil, headquarters in Newton, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp Of North Carolina, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hiddenite:

Marital status in Hiddenite, NC
  • Never married: 13.5%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Hiddenite:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
North Carolina average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Hiddenite
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hiddenite, NC (based on Alexander County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,69649
Mainline Protestant4,64817
Catholic4771
Black Protestant1212
Other2-
None15,584-
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: 4
Alexander County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Alexander County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Alexander County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Alexander County:

19.8%
State:

15.6%

Strongest AM radio stations in Hiddenite:

  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WACB (860 AM; 1 kW; TAYLORSVILLE, NC)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WTLK (1570 AM; 1 kW; TAYLORSVILLE, NC; Owner: APPLE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hiddenite:

  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hiddenite:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

Hiddenite fatal accident list:

May 28, 2015 09:20 AM, Sr-127, 2nd Ave Ne, Lat: 35.788772, Lon: -81.314917, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.2mTotal length
  • 7,280Total average daily traffic
  • 435Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,560Total future (year 2040) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hiddenite, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hiddenite, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hiddenite)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 35.917611 Lon: -81.124750, Call Sign: WRTC532,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.762 MHz, 452.812 MHz, 452.887 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 451.737 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2022, Expiration Date: 06/01/2032, Certifier: Matthew Hoffman, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 392 Rocky Springs, 392 Rocky Springs (Lat: 35.966806 Lon: -81.087694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WRZM397,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 11/17/2023, Expiration Date: 11/17/2033, Certifier: Paul Feldmann, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hiddenite)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2581J, N2581J, N-2581J, Serial Number: 15061081, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Fred A Stikeleather, Po Box 142, Hiddenite, NC 28636
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/19/2017
  • Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 63 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 1276F, N1276F, N-1276F, Serial Number: 164, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 02/24/1975
    Registrant (Individual): David H Randell, 1407 Stikeleather Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/29/2019

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of fires - 44 took place in 2009, and the least - 9 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Hiddenite, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.1%), and Outside Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hiddenite, NC
    • 20246.1%Structure Fires
    • 14934.0%Outside Fires
    • 5612.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 317.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hiddenite, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hiddenite, NC
  • 79.1%Electricity
  • 20.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hiddenite, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Hiddenite compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Hiddenite on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people leaving home to go to work at strange times (12 PM - 5 AM) (population 500+)"
There are 7 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Zeb Kale (1)
  • Monica Bentley (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2024.