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People

Total Population 5,534
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 2.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,728
Age of the Population 20

Families

% of people married 8.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $0
% Above Poverty Level 50.9%
% Below Poverty Level 49.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 29.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 52.5%
Median Gross Rent $569
Median House Value $185,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 8.2%

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

Cullowhee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles SW of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 28723
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.313
Longitude -83.176

Cullowhee 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 CULLOWHEE
Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station HIGHLANDS
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 87.5 inches
Station CATALOOCHEE
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 46 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dillsboro 295 $48,750
Franklin 3,910 $38,259
Maggie Valley 1,533 $46,458
Sylva 2,597 $43,333
Waynesville 9,748 $52,239
Webster 409 $57,500

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

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