Mountain Home, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountain Home, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mountain Home Census Designated Place had a population of 3,906 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain Home is located at latitude 35.3703 and longitude -82.502 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Home Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 3,906
Daytime Population: Workers 1,548
Daytime Population: Residents 2,169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,717
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 3,836
Population in Familes 3,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 1,036
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $58,849
Average Household Income $80,721
Per Capita Income $31,978


Total Housing Units 1,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,134 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 398 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $246,053
Average Home Value $282,247


Total Households 1,533
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,101
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 1.05% 1.07%
Households 0.86% 0.96%
Families 1.09% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 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 # 196 74th
Population Density # 214 71st
Diversity Index # 542 27th
Median Household Income # 98 87th
Per Capita Income # 110 85th

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