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Population (year 2000): 7,511. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,650 (+1.9% change)
Males: 3,409 (45.4%), Females: 4,102 (54.6%)

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Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $35,541 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Black Mountain:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.4%)
  • Black (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: English (16.7%), German (13.3%), United States (12.4%), Irish (11.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.9%), Scottish (3.7%).Mountain, North Carolina

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Black Mountain

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Black Mountain town

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

2.5% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +212 (+2.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Asheville, (16.1 miles pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (106.7 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (566.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: NC Montreat, (2.5 miles NC (4.4 miles Swannanoa, NC (9.0 miles Fairview, Fort, NC Old (10.1 miles Chimney Rock, NC (13.3 miles) , Lure, NC Lake (15.2 miles Forest, NC (15.8 miles Biltmore Pines, NC (16.0 miles Royal


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 28 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $211,800

Latitude: 35.62 N, Longitude: 82.33 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Manufacturing (18.8%), Retail trade (13.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17 (+0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,094 (31.9%)

Crime in Black Mountain (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 robberies (52.4 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (26.2 per 100,000)
  • 27 burglaries (353.4 per 100,000)
  • 45 thefts (589.1 per 100,000)
  • 9 auto thefts (117.8 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 80.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in Black Mountain (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (13.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 robberies (91.3 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (39.1 per 100,000)
  • 99 burglaries (1290.6 per 100,000)
  • 92 thefts (1199.3 per 100,000)
  • 16 auto thefts (208.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 199.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Black Mountain, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Black Mountain-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.1 miles away from the Black Mountain city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 tornado 52.2 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: David Weaver - College basketball player (Wake Forest Demon Deacons).


Hospital/medical center in Black Mountain:
  • JULIAN F KEITH ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE TX (301 TABERNACLE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Black Mountain:
  • THOMS REHABILITATION HOSP (about 15 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • MEMORIAL MISSION HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC)
  • PARK RIDGE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; FLETCHER, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Black Mountain:
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 20 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 52 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 59 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Black Mountain:
  • HENDERSONVILLE (about 23 miles; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; ID: 0A7)
  • SHIFLET FIELD (about 24 miles; MARION, NC; ID: 9A9)
  • MEYERS (about 30 miles; CANDLER, NC; ID: N39)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 7 $14,719 $25,232 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $12,489 $29,973 1 $370
Other Government Administration 5 $18,237 $43,768 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $14,836 $25,433 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 17 $42,420 $29,943 1 $888
Police - Other 4 $7,727 $23,181 3 $1,364
Firefighters 15 $38,929 $31,143 4 $1,286
Streets and Highways 7 $14,539 $24,924 0 $0
Welfare 1 $2,037 $24,444 1 $912
Health 1 $1,751 $21,012 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $30,079 $27,765 8 $1,426
Totals for Government 82 $197,763 $28,940 18 $6,246
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Black Mountain:
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 17 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 51 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)
Public high school in Black Mountain:
  • CHARLES D OWEN HIGH (Students: 878; Location: 99 LAKE EDEN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Black Mountain:
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN PRIMARY (Students: 433; Location: 301 EAST STATE STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 239; Location: 100 FLAT CREEK ROAD; Grades: 04 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Black Mountain:
  • STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 601 CAMP ELLIOTT RD.; Grades: 6 - 11; Boys only)
  • LEARNING COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: PO BOX 1143; Grades: KG - 8)

Notable location: Black Mountain Bi-Lo Plaza (A).

Shopping Center: Western North Carolina Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Black Mountain include: Mount Zion Church (A), Homers Chapel (B), Curteys Chapel (C), Lakey Gap Chapel (D).

Reservoirs: Laurel Lake (A), Lake Tomahawk (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flat Creek (A), Camp Branch (B), Tomahawk Branch (C), Wolfpit Branch (D).


Black Mountain compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Black Mountain:
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWRN (1350 AM; 10 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLACK MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WPEK (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRVIEW, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WISE (1310 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHVILLE RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WJFJ (1160 AM; 10 kW; TRYON, NC; Owner: COLUMBUS BROADCAST CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBRM (1250 AM; 5 kW; MARION, NC; Owner: WBRM, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Black Mountain:
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQNQ (104.3 FM; OLD FORT, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W249AR (97.7 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Black Mountain:
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W12AQ (Channel 12; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: WLOS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BA (Channel 52; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W35AV (Channel 35; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W10AD (Channel 10; MONTREAT, ETC., NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAEN-LP (Channel 64; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, L.L.C.)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WYFF (Channel 4; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WYFF HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W14AS (Channel 14; WEST ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W27AX (Channel 27; LAKE LURE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W08BP (Channel 8; BEAVER DAM, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

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