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People

Total Population 1,183
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 447
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 36.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,500
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 14.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $995
Median House Value $292,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Banner Elk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Avery
Standard Zip Codes 28604
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28691
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.163
Longitude -81.871

Banner Elk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BANNER ELK
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 51 F
Jul Temp 57 to 69 F
Oct Temp 40 to 54 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Banner Elk, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Balm (28604)

Elk Valley (28604)

Foscoe (28604)

Kellersville (28604)

Matney (28604)

Norwood Hollow (28604)

Rominger (28604)

Valle Crucis (28691)

White Rock (28604)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beech Mountain 571 $74,479
Blowing Rock 1,206 $77,935
Crossnore 237 $65,250
Elk Park 411 $28,672
Newland 844 $54,375
Seven Devils 240 $99,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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HICKORY NUT GAP ROAD
828-898-3868
A Charter School.
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

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