North Carolina Mitchell County Public Schools

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Overview for Mitchell County, NC
Map of Mitchell County, NCMitchell County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 221.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 71.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 16.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 0.2% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.37 persons compared to an average family size of 2.82 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $27,585. Per capita income grew by 5.1% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 15,784 Covered Employment 6,056
Growth (%) since 1990 9.4% Average wage per job $25,558
Households (2000) 6,551 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 16.8%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 7,721 Average wage per job $27,585
Unemployment Rate (2005) 7.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $20,598 Average wage per job $30,751
Median Household Income (2003) $31,190 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 14.1 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 68.6 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.4%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 12.2 Average wage per job $29,595

1. BOWMAN MIDDLE
Address: P O Box 46, Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: (828) 688-2752
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 187
Grades: 5-8

2. BULADEAN ELEMENTARY
Address: 12190 North Hwy 226, Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: (828) 688-2324
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 71
Grades: KG-8

3. DEYTON ELEMENTARY
Address: 308 Harris Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828) 765-2504
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 286 3-5

4. GOUGE ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 25, Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: (828) 688-2141
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 267
Grades: KG-4

5. GREENLEE PRIMARY
Address: 2206 Carters Ridge Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828) 766-9562
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 282
Grades: KG-2

6. HARRIS MIDDLE
Address: 121 Harris Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828) 765-2321
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 305
Grades: 6-8

7. MITCHELL HIGH
Address: 416 Ledger School Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: (828) 688-2101
County: Mitchell County
Enrollment: 661
Grades: 9-12