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Flat Rock, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Flat Rock is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Flat Rock.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Henderson County at latitude 35.2712 and longitude -82.4415. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,205 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Flat Rock (see map) encompass a land area of 8.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

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Flat Rock, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flat Rock to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 215 71st
Population Density1 # 483 35th
Diversity Index2 # 676 8th
Median Household Income # 75 90th
Per Capita Income # 26 97th

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Flat Rock, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,502
Population in Households 3,496
Population in Familes 2,886
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 432
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,706
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,188
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,465 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 723 (29.8%)
Median Home Value $340,347
Average Home Value $387,713


Median Household Income $58,156
Average Household Income $79,416
Per Capita Income $38,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.8% 2.18%
Households 2.9% 2.21%
Families 1.35% 2.1%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.

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