Banner Elk, NC

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2020 Population
1,473
10.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
21.2
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.5%
7.33% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,750
3.64% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$302,200
3.02% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
548
13.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Banner Elk, NC had a population of 1.47k people with a median age of 21.2 and a median household income of $53,750. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Banner Elk, NC grew from 1,332 to 1,473, a 10.6% increase and its median household income declined from $55,781 to $53,750, a −3.64% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Banner Elk, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.04%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.39%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%).

None of the households in Banner Elk, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95% of the residents in Banner Elk, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Banner Elk, NC are Lees-McRae College (231 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Banner Elk, NC was $302,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.5%.

Most people in Banner Elk, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Banner Elk, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Banner Elk, NC is home to a population of 1.47k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.67% of Banner Elk, NC residents were born outside of the country (113 people).

In 2020, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.21k people) in Banner Elk, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89 White (Hispanic) and 63 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2020 Citizenship
93.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95% of Banner Elk, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Banner Elk, NC was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Banner Elk, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 410
  2. White (Hispanic)
    89 ± 68
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    63 ± 37
7.6%
Hispanic Population
112 people

In 2020, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.21k people) in Banner Elk, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89 White (Hispanic) and 63 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.6% of the people in Banner Elk, NC are hispanic (112 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    224,275 ± 11,501 people
  2. India
    74,765 ± 6,689 people
  3. Honduras
    37,815 ± 4,766 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 224,275 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 74,765 and Honduras with 37,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
113 people
8.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
111 people

As of 2020, 7.67% of Banner Elk, NC residents (113 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Banner Elk, NC was 8.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 26
  2. Vietnam
    13 ± 20
  3. Korea
    3 ± 14

Banner Elk, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Banner Elk, NC employs 548 people. The largest industries in Banner Elk, NC are Educational Services (176 people), Accommodation & Food Services (140 people), and Retail Trade (61 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($101,033), Public Administration ($75,938), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($42,969).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,357. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

548
2020 Value
± 213
13.2%
1 Year growth
± 49.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Banner Elk, NC grew at a rate of 13.2%, from 484 employees to 548 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Banner Elk, NC, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (143 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (109 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (65 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Banner Elk, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

548
2020 Value
± 213
13.2%
1 Year growth
± 49.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Banner Elk, NC grew at a rate of 13.2%, from 484 employees to 548 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Banner Elk, NC, are Educational Services (176 people), Accommodation & Food Services (140 people), and Retail Trade (61 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Banner Elk, NC, though some of these residents may live in Banner Elk, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,250
Median earning men ± $19,856
$6,765
Median earning women ± $3,533

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($101,033), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($7,500), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($6,331), and Retail Trade ($4,427).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Banner Elk, NC awarded 231 degrees. The student population of Banner Elk, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 281 male students and 557 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Banner Elk, NC are White (170 and 76.6%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 8.11%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 6.31%), and Unknown (12 and 5.41%).

The largest universities in Banner Elk, NC by number of degrees awarded are Lees-McRae College (231 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Banner Elk, NC are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (33 and 14.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (29 and 12.6%), and Wildlife Biology (29 and 12.6%).

The median tuition cost in Banner Elk, NC for private four year colleges is $26,140.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Banner Elk, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 838 (33.5% men and 66.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 838 students enrolled in Banner Elk, NC, 33.5% men and 66.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 611 records, of which 68.7% were women and 31.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 33 degree-majors awarded
  2. 29 degree-majors awarded
  3. 29 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Banner Elk, NC was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 33 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
231 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lees-McRae College with 231 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 70 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Banner Elk, NC, which is 0.435 times less than the 161 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 170 degrees mean that there were 9.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($26,140) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,850) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($550) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Banner Elk, NC was $302,200 in 2020, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $311,600 to $302,200, a 3.02% decrease. The homeownership rate in Banner Elk, NC is 64.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Banner Elk, NC have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Banner Elk, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$302,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$78,603
$227
Median Property Taxes
±$82

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Banner Elk, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Banner Elk, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%
Homeownership
2020
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.5% of the housing units in Banner Elk, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.3%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Banner Elk, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,750
Median Household Income
± $22,437
352
Number of Households
± 102

In 2020, the median household income of the 352 households in Banner Elk, NC declined from $53,750 from the previous year's value of $55,781.

The following chart displays the households in Banner Elk, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $35k - $40k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Banner Elk, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (55.9%)
  2. Walked (24.7%)
  3. Carpooled (11.2%)

In 2020, 55.9% of workers in Banner Elk, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (24.7%) and those who carpooled to work (11.2%).

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Commute Time

13.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Banner Elk, NC have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Banner Elk, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Banner Elk, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Banner Elk, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Banner Elk, NC (94 out of 605 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Banner Elk, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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93.6% of the population of Banner Elk, NC has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 8.28% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 30.5% on non-group plans, and 0.339% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see 3501 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.171% decrease from the previous year (3507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2926 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,501 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Avery County, NC

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see an average of 3,501 patients per year. This represents a 0.171% decrease from the previous year (3,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Avery County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.4% under 18 years, 55.4% between 18 and 34 years, 13.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 36.6% were men and 63.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.38%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
8.28%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
30.5%
Non-Group
0.339%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Banner Elk, NC declined by 32% from 9.38% to 6.38%.

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