Hayesville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hayesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hayesville had a population of 393 as of July 1, 2017. Hayesville 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 Hayesville is located at latitude 35.0464 and longitude -83.8181 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hayesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The Town of Hayesville (GNIS ID: 2405807) 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 Hayesville is located within Township of Hayesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hayesville 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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Hayesville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 393
Daytime Population: Workers 587
Daytime Population: Residents 253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 840
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.14
Population in Households 373
Population in Familes 297
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $39,183
Average Household Income $50,925
Per Capita Income $22,986


Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $164,063
Average Home Value $169,892


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 93
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 0.91% 0.85%
Households 0.88% 0.94%
Families 2.46% 0.85%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Hayesville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayesville 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 # 610 18th
Population Density # 300 60th
Diversity Index # 639 14th
Median Household Income # 439 41st
Per Capita Income # 346 53rd

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