Beech Mountain, North Carolina

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Beech Mountain Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Avery
Standard Zip Codes 28604
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.21
Longitude -81.889

Beech Mountain Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 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
Distance 7.2 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 13.4 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
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Beech Mountain Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 310 100%
Male 161 51.9%
Female 149 48.1%
Under 18 39 12.6%
18+ 271 87.4%
65+ 71 22.9%
Median Age 50.8
Average Family Size 2.45
White 302 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 1%

Estimated Beech Mountain Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 306
Growth -4
Growth % -1.3%

Beech Mountain Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 29.8%
German 10.8%
Scotch-Irish 8.3%
Italian 8.3%
Irish 7.6%
Swedish 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Scottish 5.1%
US/American 3.2%
Welsh 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Armenian 1.3%
British 1.3%
Slavic 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1%
French Canadian 0.6%
South African 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beech Mountain, 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)
White Rock (28604)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Beech Mountain 310 $52,813
Banner Elk 811 $41,964
Blowing Rock 1,418 $66,979
Boone 13,472 $49,762
Elk Park 459 $27,500
Newland 704 $33,875
Seven Devils 129 $62,813
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