Send us your Blowing Rock photos:
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga County, in the Boone metro area. (The community straddles Watauga and Caldwell counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for a cliff over the Johns River Gorge; a strong updraft was said to blow back items dropped from the cliff.
The latitude of Blowing Rock is 36.135N. The longitude is -81.677W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,566 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,434.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blowing Rock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Watauga 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 28605 ZIP code.
18% of Blowing Rock residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blowing Rock ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blowing Rock was $34,294, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Blowing Rock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Blowing Rock festival web sites:
Historic districts in Blowing Rock include Vardell Family Cottages Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Blowing Rock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $542. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,341.
Watauga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blowing Rock political report.
The average commute time for Blowing Rock workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
More info about Blowing Rock:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!