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People

Total Population 68
Male Share of the Population 69.1%
Female Share of the Population 30.9%
Senior Citizens 33.8%
Employed Population 16+ 44
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,500
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 52.4%
Median Gross Rent $638
Median House Value $250,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
US/American 0%
English 19.1%
Irish 17.6%

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

Chimney Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rutherford
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28720
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.439
Longitude -82.246

Chimney Rock 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 SWANNANOA 2 SSE
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 75 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station FLETCHER 2 NE
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station ASHEVILLE RGNL AP
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Mountain 8,079 $48,111
Columbus 1,161 $42,969
Fletcher 7,394 $72,120
Lake Lure 1,409 $72,813
Montreat 677 $66,974
Old Fort 1,033 $35,625

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

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