Cajah's Mountain, NC

Cajah's Mountain, situated in Caldwell County, is a small town made up of 3.4 square miles...

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The Town of Cajah's Mountain was incorporated in 1983.

Demographics

The median resident age in Cajah's Mountain is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Cajah's Mountain is about $115,000 (2013) which is $40,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $520 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Cajah's Mountain is 94% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Black, and 1% other. 75% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 64% are married, 3% are separated, 10% are divorced, 7% are widowed, leaving 16% that have never been married.

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Caldwell County

Cajah's Mountain belongs to Caldwell County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Joseph Caldwell, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Caldwell County has a population of 83,000 and its largest city Lenoir, with a population of 18,000, is the county seat.

In 1841, the county was formed from parts of Wilkes and Burke counties.

Caldwell County borders Avery, Burke, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, and Watauga counties.

Caldwell County is made up of 474 square miles. 472 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.

Population

The population of Cajah's Mountain, NC is about 2,800. The town has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.

Elevation

The elevation of Cajah's Mountain, NC is 1,312 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Cajah's Mountain, NC are 28630 and 28638.

Area Code

The area code for Cajah's Mountain, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Cajah's Mountain and Caldwell County have voted mostly Republican, with 67% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 42% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Cajah's Mountain is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, construction, and transportation make more than 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Caldwell Journal, News-Topics, and The Caldwell County News are the primary newspapers that cover the Caldwell County area.