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Fletcher, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fletcher had a population of 7,834 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 7,834
Daytime Population: Workers 3,759
Daytime Population: Residents 3,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,540
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 7,748
Population in Familes 6,241
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 1,230
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $46,680
Average Household Income $63,660
Per Capita Income $26,737


Total Housing Units 3,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,545 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 716 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $204,486
Average Home Value $208,857


Total Households 3,261
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,137
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 1.33% 1.4%
Households 1.25% 1.31%
Families 1.23% 1.21%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 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 # 108 86th
Population Density # 150 80th
Diversity Index # 536 28th
Median Household Income # 261 65th
Per Capita Income # 223 70th

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