Mountain Home, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountain Home, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mountain Home Census Designated Place had a population of 3,896 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain Home is located at latitude 35.3703 and longitude -82.502 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Home Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,129 feet.

The Mountain Home Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403312) 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 Mountain Home Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 3,896
Population in Households 3,825
Population in Familes 3,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 1,033
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 1,520
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,095
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,132 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 389 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $238,480
Average Home Value $278,274


Median Household Income $56,184
Average Household Income $75,275
Per Capita Income $29,738
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.2%
Households 0.86% 1.12%
Families 1.17% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.

Mountain Home, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Home 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 # 197 73rd
Population Density1 # 212 71st
Diversity Index2 # 540 27th
Median Household Income # 106 86th
Per Capita Income # 116 84th

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