Horse Shoe, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Horse Shoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Horse Shoe Census Designated Place had a population of 2,432 as of July 1, 2015. Horse Shoe 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 Horse Shoe is located at latitude 35.3324 and longitude -82.5627 in Henderson County. 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. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,090 feet.

The Horse Shoe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584322) 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 Horse Shoe Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horse Shoe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horse Shoe: Horsehoe, Horseshoe.

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Horse Shoe, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,432
Population in Households 2,429
Population in Familes 2,057
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 326
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 979
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 827 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $223,065
Average Home Value $245,697


Median Household Income $57,861
Average Household Income $71,144
Per Capita Income $30,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.79%
Households 0.76% 0.78%
Families -0.5% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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, 2015 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 # 279 62nd
Population Density1 # 548 26th
Diversity Index2 # 668 10th
Median Household Income # 96 87th
Per Capita Income # 105 86th

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