Fletcher, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Fletcher, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fletcher had a population of 8,240 as of July 1, 2018. Fletcher ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fletcher is located at latitude 35.4329 and longitude -82.5074 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fletcher (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,116 feet.

The Town of Fletcher (GNIS ID: 2406499) 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 Fletcher is located within Township of Hoopers Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

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


Total Population 8,240
Population in Households 8,154
Population in Familes 6,595
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 1,294
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $53,068
Average Household Income $68,412
Per Capita Income $28,910


Total Housing Units 3,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,606 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 853 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 1.0%)
Median Home Value $207,895
Average Home Value $214,217


Total Households 3,459
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,262
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.79% 1.79%
Households 1.82% 1.79%
Families 1.78% 1.69%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Fletcher, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fletcher 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 # 107 86th
Population Density # 130 83rd
Diversity Index # 541 27th
Median Household Income # 204 73rd
Per Capita Income # 192 74th

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