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Barker Heights, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Barker Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,452 as of July 1, 2019. Barker Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Barker Heights is located at latitude 35.3112 and longitude -82.444 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Barker Heights Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,123 feet.

The Barker Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402663) 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 Barker Heights Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.


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Barker Heights, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Barker Heights, NC Housing Affordability Index is 137
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Barker Heights, NC Wealth Index is 35
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,452 (100%)
Population in Households 1,452 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,157 (79.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,453
Diversity Index2 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,042
Average Household Income $45,020
Per Capita Income $16,827
Wealth Index4 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $117,176
Housing Affordability Index3 137
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 346
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.6% 1.34%
Households 1.44% 1.28%
Families 0.95% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Barker Heights, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barker Heights to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 371 50th
Population Density # 96 87th
Diversity Index # 37 95th
Median Household Income # 680 8th
Per Capita Income # 687 7th

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