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Black Mountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Black Mountain had a population of 8,481 as of July 1, 2018. Black Mountain ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Black Mountain is located at latitude 35.615 and longitude -82.3279 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Black Mountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,398 feet.

The Town of Black Mountain (GNIS ID: 2405272) 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 Black Mountain is located within Township of Black Mountain, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Black Mountain: Grey Eagle, Grey Eagle Mountain.

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Black Mountain, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,481
Population in Households 8,181
Population in Familes 6,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 300
Population Density2 1,272
Diversity Index3 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,431
Average Household Income $65,919
Per Capita Income $29,227

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,538 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,285 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 614 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $247,943
Average Home Value $288,731
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,823
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,298
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.95% 0.89%
Households 0.83% 0.83%
Families 1.38% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Black Mountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Black Mountain 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 # 102 86th
Population Density # 138 81st
Diversity Index # 614 17th
Median Household Income # 287 61st
Per Capita Income # 188 75th

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