Horse Shoe, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Horse Shoe, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Horse Shoe Census Designated Place had a population of 2,532 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horse Shoe: Horsehoe, Horseshoe.

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


Total Population 2,532
Population in Households 2,529
Population in Familes 2,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 339
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $60,820
Average Household Income $76,968
Per Capita Income $32,791


Total Housing Units 1,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 862 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $259,211
Average Home Value $277,929


Total Households 1,014
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 735
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 0.9% 1.13%
Households 0.91% 1.1%
Families 0.1% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 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 # 280 62nd
Population Density # 544 27th
Diversity Index # 677 8th
Median Household Income # 106 86th
Per Capita Income # 119 84th

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