Banner Elk Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Banner Elk, NC

General Banner Elk Information

State: North Carolina

County: Watauga County

Close cities: Sugar Grove, NC, Seven Devils, NC, Valle Crucis, NC, Banner Elk, NC, Blowing Rock, NC, Sugar Mountain, NC, Grandfather, NC, Beech Mountain, NC

Banner Elk Population (census data)
Total 909 (+13.1% since 2000)
Male 438 (48.2%)
Female 471 (51.8%)

Population Density: 762 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 92.2 (US Avg is 100)

Banner Elk Elevation: 3,739 feet above sea level

Land Area: 1.19 square miles

Median Household Income: $40,836

Zip Codes: 28604, and 28691.

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Banner Elk Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (89.1%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
Ancestry Information:
  • English (14.7%)
  • German (13.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7.8%)
  • Scottish (5.2%)
  • Irish (4.8%)
  • French (3.0%)
Foriegn Born: 38 people (4.2%)
  • Europe (59.5%)
  • Asia (28.6%)
  • Africa (11.9%)

Local Banner Elk Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds
NFL Football: Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons
NBA Basketball: Charlotte Bobcats
NHL Hockey: Carolina Hurricanes
NCAA Sports: University of North Carolina, Appalachian State University

Banner Elk School Information

Elementary Schools
Banner Elk Elementary (185 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk, NC, 28604 - Avery County Schools District)
Other/Private Schools
Grandfather Academy (64 Grandfather Home Drive, Banner Elk, NC, 28604 - Grandfather Academy District)

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