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Mars Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mars Hill had a population of 2,141 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mars Hill is located at latitude 35.8282 and longitude -82.5484 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mars Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,310 feet.

The Town of Mars Hill (GNIS ID: 2406102) 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 Mars Hill is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,141
Population in Households 1,593
Population in Familes 1,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 548
Population Density1 1,076
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 574
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $186,364
Average Home Value $243,718
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,927
Average Household Income $56,718
Per Capita Income $24,893
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.2% 0.75%
Households 1.04% 1.02%
Families 2.99% 0.89%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Mars Hill, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mars Hill 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 # 313 58th
Population Density1 # 198 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 551 26th
Median Household Income # 350 53rd
Per Capita Income # 243 67th

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