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Hot Springs, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hot Springs had a population of 609 as of July 1, 2017. Hot Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Hot Springs is located at latitude 35.8927 and longitude -82.8292 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hot Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,332 feet.

The Town of Hot Springs (GNIS ID: 2405868) 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 Hot Springs is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs: Warm Springs.

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Hot Springs, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 609
Daytime Population: Workers 222
Daytime Population: Residents 399
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 621
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 600
Population in Familes 469
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 195
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $25,836
Average Household Income $36,659
Per Capita Income $16,587


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (29.7%)
Median Home Value $121,875
Average Home Value $202,604


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 170
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 1.16% 1.0%
Households 1.09% 0.99%
Families 2.03% 0.92%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

Hot Springs, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hot Springs 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 # 525 29th
Population Density # 643 13th
Diversity Index # 728 2nd
Median Household Income # 705 5th
Per Capita Income # 672 9th

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