Lowgap, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 324.
Males: 174  (54.0%)
Females: 150  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

31.5 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 27024.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $44,485
Lowgap:

$44,485
NC:

$67,481

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,661

Lowgap CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $170,200
Lowgap:

$170,200
NC:

$280,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $294,217; detached houses: $295,723; mobile homes: $294,691

Median gross rent in 2022: $680.

March 2022 cost of living index in Lowgap: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 0.0%

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According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Lowgap, North Carolina as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lowgap is 119 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (6.9%), German (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1457 feet

6 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This place:

3.2%
North Carolina:

8.3%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (44.7 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (66.1 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (392.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Galax, VA (3.2 miles ),
Cana, VA (3.4 miles ),
Dobson, NC (3.5 miles ),
Toast, NC (3.6 miles ),
Fancy Gap, VA (3.7 miles ),
White Plains, NC (3.8 miles ),
Sparta, NC (3.8 miles ),
Fries, VA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.53 N, Longitude: 80.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

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

2.9%
North Carolina:

3.2%

Tornado activity:

Lowgap-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.9 miles away from the Lowgap place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.3 miles away from the place center injured 5 people and caused $50 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lowgap-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 13% 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 13.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 187.7 miles away from Lowgap 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 205.1 miles away from Lowgap center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 205.1 miles away from Lowgap center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Surry County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 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 Lowgap:

  • WADDELL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • TWIN COUNTY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF GALAX (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GALAX, VA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BLUE RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GALAX, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lowgap:

  • Surry Community College (about 13 miles; Dobson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 32 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 33 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • New River Community College (about 42 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Wake Forest University (about 43 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Radford University (about 46 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 46 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)

Public elementary/middle school in Lowgap:

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Churches in Lowgap include: Liberty Church (A), Mountain View Baptist Church (B), Mount View Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Surry 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 Lowgap and their reported violations in the past:

LOW GAP GROCERY & GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MAPLE SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2010)

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

  • IVY GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.7%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Lowgap:

Marital status in Lowgap, NC
  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lowgap:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • 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:

4.1
North Carolina average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lowgap, NC (based on Surry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,036122
Mainline Protestant7,09946
Other1,4265
Catholic8921
Black Protestant4274
None34,239-
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: 16
Surry County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Surry County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Surry County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Surry County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Strongest AM radio stations in Lowgap:

  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WYZD (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DOBSON, NC; Owner: GOSPEL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCOK (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPARTA, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN EMPIRE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lowgap:

  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lowgap:

  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Lowgap fatal accident list:

Apr 5, 2016 02:45 PM, Sr-89, Lat: 36.526333, Lon: -80.867892, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 15, 1998 06:30 AM, Sr-89, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Oct 28, 1998 11:05 AM, Sr-89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.0mTotal length
  • $51,000Total costs
  • 19,587Total average daily traffic
  • 1,487Total average daily truck traffic
  • 37,962Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lowgap, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 62010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lowgap, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fisher Peak 8.67 Mi S 45 Degrees E Galax Va 3.25 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.559583 Lon: -80.823417), Call Sign: KPM435, Licensee ID: L00044610,
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.450 MHz, Grant Date: 06/22/1993, Expiration Date: 10/01/2027, Registrant: Blue Ridge Radio, Inc., Attn: Deborah Stringer, Galax, VA 24333, Phone: (919) 786-4498


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Skull Camp Fire Dept Nc 89 W (Lat: 36.511250 Lon: -80.833139), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: KSL904,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.895 MHz, Grant Date: 12/12/2023, Expiration Date: 01/10/2034, Registrant: Surry County 911 Communications, 139 Dobson Church Of Christ Rd, Dobson, NC 27017, Phone: (336) 401-8651, Fax: (336) 374-3722, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lowgap)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8995W, N8995W, N-8995W, Serial Number: 28-10576, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 05/12/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Mark J Bender, 126 Davids Pl, Lowgap, NC 27024
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9702X, N9702X, N-9702X, Serial Number: 21058002, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Robert W Crook, 775 Flippin Rd, Lowgap, NC 27024

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 17. The highest number of fires - 47 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lowgap, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (52.9%), and Outside Fires (32.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lowgap, NC
    • 15552.9%Structure Fires
    • 9432.1%Outside Fires
    • 3311.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 113.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lowgap, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lowgap, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lowgap, NC
  • 77.4%Electricity
  • 22.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Lowgap compared to North Carolina state average:

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