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People

Total Population 1,409
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 38.1%
Employed Population 16+ 426
Age of the Population 60

Families

% of people married 62.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,813
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 13.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $306,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0%
English 24.1%
Irish 10.2%

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

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

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 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
Station HENDERSONVILLE 1 NE
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
Station FLETCHER 2 NE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Black Mountain 8,079 $48,111
Chimney Rock 68 $47,500
Columbus 1,161 $42,969
Old Fort 1,033 $35,625
Ruth 439 $44,219
Rutherfordton 4,193 $48,294

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

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