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Mars Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mars Hill had a population of 2,143 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 2,143
Daytime Population: Workers 1,248
Daytime Population: Residents 1,230
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,478
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 1,584
Population in Familes 1,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 559
Population Density2 1,077
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $42,714
Average Household Income $58,566
Per Capita Income $25,696


Total Housing Units 662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $191,867
Average Home Value $250,783


Total Households 571
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 373
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 1.9% 0.53%
Households 0.82% 0.76%
Families 2.49% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 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 # 311 58th
Population Density # 198 73rd
Diversity Index # 560 24th
Median Household Income # 334 55th
Per Capita Income # 251 66th

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