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Cullowhee is in Jackson County.

The community name derives from Indian term for "place of the lilies"

The latitude of Cullowhee is 35.313N. The longitude is -83.176W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,116 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,579.


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Median household income
Local
$19,688
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cullowhee demographic reports
Cullowhee is on the Tuskasegee River
Former and merged names include:
· Kullaughee Valley
· Painter
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Heritage Day - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cullowhee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Mountain Heritage Center
Colleges and universities: Western Carolina University

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Cullowhee residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cullowhee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cullowhee was $10,017, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Cullowhee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cullowhee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $858.


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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cullowhee political report.

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The average commute time for Cullowhee workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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