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Beech Mountain is a town in North Carolina, situated in both Avery and Watauga counties. The population was 310 at the 2000 census. The town is located atop Beech Mountain, one of the higher peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains range. This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... Avery County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ...


Geography

Location of Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Beech Mountain is located at 36°12′23″N, 81°52′59″W (36.206374, -81.883115)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.2 km² (6.7 mi²). None of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


At an elevation of 5506 feet (1678 m), Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated community east of the Mississippi River. Beech Mountain Ski Resort is one of very few ski areas operating in the Deep South. The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 310 people, 145 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 18.0/km² (46.6/mi²). There were 1,868 housing units at an average density of 108.5/km² (280.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 145 households out of which 15.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.45. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 12.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 108.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $52,813. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,799. About 2.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Beech Mountain, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
Beech Mountain is a town located in North Carolina, situated in both Avery and Watauga counties.
Beech Mountain is located at 36°12'23" North, 81°52'59" West (36.206374, -81.883115)
At an elevation of 5506 feet (1678 m), Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated community east of the Mississippi River.
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