Standard Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. The populace was 1,028 at the 2010 census. Banner Elk is home to Lees–McRae College.
The territory encompassing the Elk River was occupied by the Cherokee before western settlement, albeit no proof of a lasting Cherokee settlement has ever been found. It is likely the territory was utilized for chasing and angling. The main changeless settlement was set up by Martin L. Pennant in 1848. In spite of the fact that the Banner family initially originated from Wales, Martin Banner moved from Forsyth County in the Piedmont locale of North Carolina. Inevitably, the Banner family developed to 55 individuals, and the zone where they lived ended up known as Banner's Elk. This name was later abbreviated to Banner Elk when the town was fused in 1911. Banner Elk NC Map.
As of the census of 2000, there were 811 individuals, 215 families, and 124 families dwelling in the town. The populace thickness was 679.8 individuals per square mile (263.1/km²). There were 290 lodging units at a normal thickness of 243.1 per square mile (94.1/km²). The racial cosmetics of the town was 90.26% White, 3.95% African American, 0.62% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from different races, and 2.47% from at least two races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the populace.
Of the 215 family units, 23.3% had kids younger than 18 living with them, 46.5% were hitched couples living respectively, 8.4% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 42.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all family units were comprised of people and 8.8% had somebody living alone who was 65 years old or more seasoned. The normal family size was 2.13 and the normal family size was 2.65.
In the town, the populace was spread out with 10.7% younger than 18, 47.8% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years old or more established. The middle age was 22 years. For each 100 females, there were 93.1 guys. For each 100 females over the age of 18, there were 92.0 guys.
The middle pay for a family unit in the town was $33,750, and the middle salary for a family was $41,964. Guys had a middle salary of $35,250 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita salary for the town was $12,725. About 13.5% of families and 18.7% of the populace were underneath the neediness line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 17.0% of those age 65 or over. Banner Elk NC Map.
Standard Elk is situated at 36°9′34″N 81°52′18″W (36.159561, −81.871649).
As indicated by the United States Census Bureau, the town has an all out zone of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.
Standard Elk is situated in North America's moist mainland atmosphere zone because of its height, which gives it an atmosphere increasingly like that of Altoona, Pennsylvania, than Asheville, North Carolina, throughout the winter. Throughout the late spring the temperatures are much similar to a mountain lake town in New Hampshire. The town regularly has cool, cold winters and mellow summers. Banner Elk NC Map.