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Demographics

People

Total Population1,256
Male Share of the Population33.3%
Female Share of the Population66.7%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+419
Age of the Population21

Families

% of people married30.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,393
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.4%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone18.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,018
Median House Value$320,400

Ancestry

German22.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
Scottish11.5%
Italian7.2%
English7.2%
Irish6.9%
Polish5.5%
French Except Basque5.4%
Slovak3.7%
Swedish1.7%
Russian1.6%
African1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Brazilian1%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Dutch0.6%
South African0.6%
Albanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
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Banner Elk Almanac

CategoryValue
County Watauga County
Standard Zip Codes28604
P.O. Box Zip Codes28691
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.16
Approximate Longitude-81.87

Banner Elk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBANNER ELK
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 51 F
Jul Temp57 to 69 F
Oct Temp40 to 54 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches
StationBOONE 1 SE
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beech Mountain519$76,667
Blowing Rock1,213$77,115
Crossnore243$54,167
Elk Park456$31,250
Newland874$53,125
Seven Devils279$93,750

Banner Elk Public Schools

Banner Elk Elementary
155 Orchard Lane
ZIP: 28604
(828) 737-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Grandfather Academy
158 Grandfather Home Drive
ZIP: 28604
(828) 897-4581
Other
Total Enrollment 23
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