Horse Shoe, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Horse Shoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Horse Shoe Census Designated Place had a population of 2,505 as of July 1, 2017. Horse Shoe 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 Horse Shoe is located at latitude 35.3324 and longitude -82.5627 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Horse Shoe Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,090 feet.

The Horse Shoe Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584322) 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 Horse Shoe Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horse Shoe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horse Shoe: Horsehoe, Horseshoe.

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Horse Shoe, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,505
Daytime Population: Workers 272
Daytime Population: Residents 1,464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,736
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 2,503
Population in Familes 2,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $58,151
Average Household Income $74,735
Per Capita Income $31,572


Total Housing Units 1,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 838 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $252,557
Average Home Value $273,866


Total Households 996
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 721
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 0.88% 1.02%
Households 0.79% 0.97%
Families -0.15% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Horse Shoe, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horse Shoe 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 # 280 62nd
Population Density # 545 26th
Diversity Index # 677 8th
Median Household Income # 102 86th
Per Capita Income # 117 84th

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