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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.


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Median household income
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$33,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Banner Elk demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Shawneehaw
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote "The Yearling" here, while staying in a cottage owned by Lees-McRae College
Nearby parks & recreation: Watauga River
Colleges and universities: Lees-McRae College

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Avery County
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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.

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46% of Banner Elk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Banner Elk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $410.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.


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Avery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Banner Elk political report.

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The average commute time for Banner Elk workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Banner Elk include Blue Ridge Village.

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