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As per US Census Bureau, area of Banner Elk, on the whole, comes out to be 3.1 sq. Km.
The region which surrounds Elk Rlver had been occupied by ‘Cherokee Indians’ prior to western settlement, even though no proof of permanent settlement (of Cherokee) was been found. Martin L Banner was the first one to have established permanent settlement at this place in the year 1848.
Banner Elk receives rainfall of around 50 inches every year. Snowfall of around 42 inches takes place. July proves ... More to be the hottest month; with temperature of around 77 degree F; whereas January to be the coolest; with temperature of around 21 degree F.
According to census conducted in the year 2000, population of Banner Elk was 811; with its density being 263.1 per sq. Km. Around 18.7%25 of total population was observed to be below poverty line.
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