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Mountain Home, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mountain Home Census Designated Place had a population of 4,159 as of July 1, 2020. Mountain Home 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 Mountain Home is located at latitude 35.3696 and longitude -82.4929 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Home Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,129 feet.

The Mountain Home Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403312) 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 Mountain Home Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.


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Mountain Home, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,159 (100%)
Population in Households 4,091 (98.4%)
Population in Families 3,415 (82.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 68 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 1,103
Diversity Index2 32
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,424
Average Household Income $72,885
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $28,448
Wealth Index5 83
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,827 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,189 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 441 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $220,954
Average Home Value $230,761
Housing Affordability Index3 145
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,631
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,169
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.36% 1.33%
Households 1.22% 1.29%
Families 1.36% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   1.53%

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Mountain Home, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Home to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 195 74th
Population Density # 189 75th
Median Household Income # 251 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 135 18th
Per Capita Income # 256 65th
Diversity Index # 542 27th

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