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Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Beech Mountain is a town located in North Carolina, situated in both Avery and Watauga counties. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 310.

Geography Beech Mountain is located at 36°12'23" North, 81°52'59" West (36.206374, -81.883115)1.

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.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 310 people, 145 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density is 18.0/km² (46.6/mi²). There are 1,868 housing units at an average density of 108.5/km² (280.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.42% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 51 years. For every 100 females there are 108.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $47,500, and the median income for a family is $52,813. Males have a median income of $32,031 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $26,799. 8.5% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.

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