Bent Creek, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Bent Creek, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Bent Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,510 as of July 1, 2018. Bent Creek 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 Bent Creek is located at latitude 35.5111 and longitude -82.617 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Bent Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,201 feet.

The Bent Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402683) 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 Bent Creek Census Designated Place is located within Township of Avery Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bent Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Bent Creek, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,510
Population in Households 1,509
Population in Familes 1,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 683
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $58,492
Average Household Income $75,735
Per Capita Income $31,376


Total Housing Units 683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $243,269
Average Home Value $296,334


Total Households 629
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 437
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.96% 1.62%
Households 1.8% 1.54%
Families 1.55% 1.68%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Bent Creek, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bent Creek to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 369 50th
Population Density # 368 50th
Diversity Index # 665 10th
Median Household Income # 128 83rd
Per Capita Income # 145 81st

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