Mars Hill, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Mars Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mars Hill had a population of 2,144 as of July 1, 2018. Mars Hill 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 Mars Hill is located at latitude 35.8282 and longitude -82.5484 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mars Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,310 feet.

The Town of Mars Hill (GNIS ID: 2406102) 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 Mars Hill is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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Mars Hill, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,144
Population in Households 1,622
Population in Familes 1,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 522
Population Density2 1,078
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $46,197
Average Household Income $65,684
Per Capita Income $28,092


Total Housing Units 695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 393 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 198 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $195,833
Average Home Value $251,726


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 386
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 1.68% 0.78%
Households 1.15% 1.09%
Families 2.61% 1.02%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Mars Hill, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mars Hill 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 # 312 58th
Population Density # 201 73rd
Diversity Index # 570 23rd
Median Household Income # 305 59th
Per Capita Income # 224 70th

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