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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Cullowhee is a town in North Carolina with a population of 6,139. Cullowhee is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Cullowhee offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Cullowhee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cullowhee are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$634
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    76%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    4%
  • 45-54 years
    2%
  • 55-64 years
    2%
  • 65+ years
    2%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Cullowhee

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,041
National
$55,322
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Such a cute little mountain town! Lots of great local business to check out including restaurants, coffee shops, microbreweries, outdoor stores, and little boutiques!
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Cullowhee is such a cute town. It is very small and basically consists of Western Carolina University and a few other educational institutions. I have always felt safe during my time here in Cullowhee. I do wish the assortment of food places would increase or be updated, but other than that I love this town.
The best part about Cullowhee is the college campus nearby. Cullowhee is a very small area and it centralized around WCU. It doesn’t have much to offer other than the university, but it’s a community nonetheless.