Bent Creek, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bent Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Bent Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,387 as of July 1, 2016. Bent Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bent Creek is located at latitude 35.5111 and longitude -82.617 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Bent Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,201 feet.

The Bent Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402683) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bent Creek Census Designated Place is located within Township of Avery Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bent Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bent Creek, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,387
Population in Households 1,385
Population in Familes 1,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 628
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 580
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 448 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $230,000
Average Home Value $290,792


Median Household Income $56,203
Average Household Income $71,179
Per Capita Income $29,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 1.37%
Households 1.06% 1.21%
Families 0.69% 1.07%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bent Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bent Creek to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 384 48th
Population Density1 # 394 47th
Diversity Index2 # 656 12th
Median Household Income # 105 86th
Per Capita Income # 118 84th

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