Biltmore Forest, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Biltmore Forest, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Biltmore Forest had a population of 1,447 as of July 1, 2017. Biltmore Forest 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 Biltmore Forest is located at latitude 35.5349 and longitude -82.5379 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Biltmore Forest (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,274 feet.

The Town of Biltmore Forest (GNIS ID: 2405266) 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 Biltmore Forest is located within Township of Asheville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Biltmore Forest population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Biltmore Forest, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,447
Daytime Population: Workers 1,259
Daytime Population: Residents 818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,077
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 1,409
Population in Familes 1,228
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 497
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $127,577
Average Household Income $197,081
Per Capita Income $80,594


Total Housing Units 719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 510 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $907,366
Average Home Value $894,745


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 443
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.03% 0.51%
Households 0.65% 0.37%
Families 0.16% 0.27%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   0.83%

Biltmore Forest, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Biltmore Forest to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 370 50th
Population Density # 450 39th
Diversity Index # 731 1st
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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