Lake Lure, North Carolina

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Lake Lure, North Carolina

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High Points

Lake Lure strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Lake Lure Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
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Top 9% Lake Lure College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Lake Lure, North Carolina

Comparing Lake Lure to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Racial Diversity 4 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 1 4

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Lake Lure Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rutherford
Standard Zip Codes 28746
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.427
Longitude -82.205

Lake Lure Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.9 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
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Distance 15.8 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
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Lake Lure Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,027 100%
Male 521 50.7%
Female 506 49.3%
Under 18 107 10.4%
18+ 920 89.6%
65+ 373 36.3%
Median Age 58.6
Average Family Size 2.38
White 999 97.3%
African-American 15 1.5%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Lake Lure Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,023
Growth -4
Growth % -0.4%

Lake Lure 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 22.6%
German 20.7%
Irish 9.6%
US/American 9.4%
Scotch-Irish 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Scottish 3.7%
Dutch 3.6%
Italian 3.4%
Polish 2%
Slavic 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
Canadian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Finnish 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Lure 1,027 $45,833
Black Mountain 7,511 $43,373
Chimney Rock 175 $29,583
Columbus 992 $38,542
Old Fort 963 $28,854
Ruth 329 $41,500
Rutherfordton 4,131 $47,381
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