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Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, in the Forest City metro area.

The community was named for its popularity as a fishing spot

The latitude of Lake Lure is 35.427N. The longitude is -82.205W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,125 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 998.


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Median household income
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$38,417
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Lure demographic reports
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "Dirty Dancing"

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Lake Lure residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Lure ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Lure was $23,459, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Lake Lure residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lake Lure, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $512.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,188.


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Libraries in Lake Lure include Mountains Branch Library ... View libraries

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Rutherford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Lure political report.

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The average commute time for Lake Lure workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Lake Lure include Fairways of the Mountains, Fox Run Resort.

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