Newland, North Carolina

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Newland, North Carolina

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Newland Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Newland Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Newland, North Carolina

Comparing Newland 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
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
Median Family Income 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 2 5

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Newland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Avery
Standard Zip Codes 28657
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.087
Longitude -81.927

Newland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 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
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 67.9 inches
Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 17.9 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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Newland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 704 100%
Male 332 47.2%
Female 372 52.8%
Under 18 143 20.3%
18+ 561 79.7%
65+ 142 20.2%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.63
White 697 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 1%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.6%

Estimated Newland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 686
Growth -18
Growth % -2.6%

Newland 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
US/American 29.5%
English 15.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
German 10.1%
Irish 7.4%
Scotch-Irish 6.8%
Scottish 6.4%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Italian 1.7%
Albanian 1.4%
Dutch 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
Israeli 0.6%
Slovak 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Newland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Altamont (28657)
Beech Bottom (28657)
Chestnut Dale (28657)
Cranberry Gap (28657)
Frank (28657)
Hughes (28657)
Ingalls (28657)
Pyatte (28657)
Roaring Creek (28657)
Senia (28657)
Spear (28657)
Stamey Branch (28657)
Three Mile (28657)
Valley (28657)

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)
Newland 704 $33,875
Bakersville 357 $31,563
Banner Elk 811 $41,964
Beech Mountain 310 $52,813
Crossnore 242 $40,000
Elk Park 459 $27,500
Seven Devils 129 $62,813
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Newland High Schools (2004)

Serves 670 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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