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Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

Lake Junaluska is a town located in Haywood County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,675. It is notable as the site of the headquarters of the World Methodist Council, a consultative body linking almost all churches in the Methodist tradition.


\nLake Junaluska is located at 35°31'40" North, 82°58'35" West (35.527829, -82.976495)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.1 km² (5.8 mi²). 14.3 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.98% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,675 people, 1,262 households, and 861 families residing in the town. The population density is 186.8/km² (483.6/mi²). There are 1,848 housing units at an average density of 129.0/km² (334.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.65% White, 0.37% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 1.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,262 households out of which 18.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% are married couples living together, 7.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.12 and the average family size is 2.57. In the town the population is spread out with 16.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 50 years. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.1 males. The median income for a household in the town is $46,932, and the median income for a family is $54,444. Males have a median income of $38,224 versus $29,219 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,031. 8.7% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.9% are under the age of 18 and 3.0% are 65 or older.