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Horse Shoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Horse Shoe Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henderson County at latitude 35.3324 and longitude -82.5627. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,090 feet.

The formal official name is the Horse Shoe Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Horse Shoe, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Horse Shoe indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Horse Shoe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horse Shoe: Horsehoe, Horseshoe.

Horse Shoe Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Horse Shoe, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,414
Population in Households 2,412
Population in Familes 2,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 324
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 970
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 822 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $220,349
Average Home Value $241,028


Median Household Income $58,028
Average Household Income $70,326
Per Capita Income $29,998
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.62% 0.82%
Households 0.72% 0.85%
Families -0.78% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.


Horse Shoe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horse Shoe 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 # 285 62nd
Population Density1 # 549 26th
Diversity Index2 # 656 11th
Median Household Income # 78 90th
Per Capita Income # 95 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.