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Flat Rock, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Flat Rock had a population of 3,624 as of July 1, 2017. Flat Rock 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 Flat Rock is located at latitude 35.2668 and longitude -82.4516 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Flat Rock (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,205 feet.

The Village of Flat Rock (GNIS ID: 2407454) 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 Village of Flat Rock is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 3,624
Daytime Population: Workers 690
Daytime Population: Residents 2,337
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,027
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 3,619
Population in Familes 2,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 447
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $71,998
Average Household Income $99,109
Per Capita Income $47,826


Total Housing Units 2,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,493 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 698 (28.6%)
Median Home Value $388,387
Average Home Value $452,748


Total Households 1,746
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 1,212
Average Family Size 2
  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 2.12% 1.79%
Households 2.02% 1.74%
Families 1.07% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Flat Rock, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flat Rock 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 # 216 71st
Population Density # 474 36th
Diversity Index # 690 7th
Median Household Income # 47 94th
Per Capita Income # 17 98th

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