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Hayesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hayesville had a population of 403 as of July 1, 2016. Hayesville 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 Hayesville is located at latitude 35.0464 and longitude -83.8181 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hayesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The Town of Hayesville (GNIS ID: 2405807) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Hayesville is located within Township of Hayesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hayesville 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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Hayesville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 403
Population in Households 382
Population in Familes 306
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 830
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (23.1%)
Median Home Value $160,714
Average Home Value $172,704


Median Household Income $38,276
Average Household Income $51,036
Per Capita Income $22,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.46% 0.83%
Households 1.46% 0.92%
Families 3.38% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Hayesville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayesville 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 # 604 18th
Population Density1 # 294 60th
Diversity Index2 # 649 12th
Median Household Income # 423 43rd
Per Capita Income # 316 57th

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