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Banner Elk is a town in Avery County.
The community was named for the Banner family of pioneers, who settled nearby on the Elk River
The latitude of Banner Elk is 36.163N. The longitude is -81.871W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,701 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 885.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Banner Elk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Avery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28604 ZIP code.
18% of Banner Elk residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Banner Elk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Banner Elk was $12,725, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Banner Elk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Banner Elk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.
Avery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Banner Elk political report.
The average commute time for Banner Elk workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Banner Elk include Blue Ridge Village.
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