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Demographics

People

Total Population1,213
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens40.6%
Employed Population 16+474
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married63.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,385
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,389
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,115
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$1,132
Median House Value$556,900

Ancestry

English30.4%
German23.7%
Scottish12.3%
Irish11.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.2%
Polish3.3%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian2.6%
Greek2.6%
Dutch2%
Portuguese1.6%
Welsh1.1%
Norwegian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swedish0.2%
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Blowing Rock Almanac

CategoryValue
County Watauga County
Standard Zip Codes28605
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.12
Approximate Longitude-81.67

Blowing Rock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLOWING ROCK 1 NW
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip67.9 inches
StationBOONE 1 SE
Distance5.9 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
StationW KERR SCOTT RESERVOIR
Distance24.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 71 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Banner Elk1,256$88,393
Beech Mountain519$76,667
Boone18,241$65,074
Crossnore243$54,167
Newland874$53,125
Seven Devils279$93,750

Blowing Rock Public Schools

Blowing Rock Elementary
165 Morris Street
ZIP: 28605
(828) 295-3204
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
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