Banner Elk, NC

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2022 Population
1,234
8.59% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21
2.33% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.5%
1.41% 1-year increase

About

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Banner Elk, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.08%).

N/A 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.

Most people in Banner Elk, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Banner Elk, NC was N/A per household.

Population & Diversity

In 2022, there were 8.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (963 people) in Banner Elk, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 112 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Banner Elk, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    963 ± 141
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    112 ± 68
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    51 ± 43
5.43%
Hispanic Population
67 people

In 2022, there were 8.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (963 people) in Banner Elk, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 112 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 51 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.43% of the people in Banner Elk, NC are hispanic (67 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Banner Elk, NC as a share of the total population.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    18 ± 23
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 21
  3. Korea
    3 ± 15

Banner Elk, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Banner Elk, NC employs 424 people. The largest industries in Banner Elk, NC are Retail Trade (97 people), Educational Services (89 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (82 people), and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Occupations

424
2022 Value
± 147
−20.9%
1 Year decline
± 77.8%

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Banner Elk, NC, are N/A. 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

424
2022 Value
± 147
−20.9%
1 Year decline
± 77.8%

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Banner Elk, NC, are Retail Trade (97 people), Educational Services (89 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (82 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

$30,938
Median earning men ± $38,699
$12,188
Median earning women ± $9,507

The industries with the best median earnings for men in N/A are N/A.

The industries with the best median earnings for women in N/A are N/A.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 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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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd 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 14 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Banner Elk, NC awarded 233 degrees. The student population of Banner Elk, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 299 male students and 556 female students.

The median tuition cost in Banner Elk, NC for private four year colleges is $26,490.

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, NaNM% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while NaNM% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were N/A.

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

People in Banner Elk, NC have an average commute time of 11.7 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 N/A per household.

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 (N/A).

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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.
N/A
Median Household Income
± N/A
N/A
Number of Households
± N/A

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
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (56.8%)
  2. Walked (17.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (16.4%)

In 2022, 56.8% of workers in Banner Elk, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (17.2%) and those who worked at home (16.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

11.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Banner Elk, NC have a shorter commute time (11.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Banner Elk, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Banner Elk, NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

N/A
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Banner Elk, NC (73 out of 586 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of N/A%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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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Health

92.8% of the population of Banner Elk, NC has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 4.54% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 24.3% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see 3511 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.286% increase from the previous year (3501 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2928 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 220 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,511 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Avery County, NC

Primary care physicians in Avery County, NC see an average of 3,511 patients per year. This represents a 0.286% increase from the previous year (3,501 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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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in N/A.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

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Uninsured People

7.21%
Uninsured
50.2%
Employer Coverage
4.54%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
24.3%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Banner Elk, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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