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Chimney Rock, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Village of Chimney Rock Village had a population of 116 as of July 1, 2018. Chimney Rock 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 Chimney Rock is located at latitude 35.4507 and longitude -82.2553 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Chimney Rock Village (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The Village of Chimney Rock Village (GNIS ID: 2407430) 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 Village of Chimney Rock Village is located within Township of Chimney Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chimney Rock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chimney Rock: Chimneyrock.

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Chimney Rock, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 116
Population in Households 116
Population in Familes 88
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $54,556
Average Household Income $83,858
Per Capita Income $41,966


Total Housing Units 222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (22.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (73.0%)
Median Home Value $341,667
Average Home Value $412,755


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.32% 0.0%
Households 0.41% 0.0%
Families 1.78% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Chimney Rock, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chimney Rock 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 # 713 4th
Population Density # 731 1st
Diversity Index # 719 3rd
Median Household Income # 170 77th
Per Capita Income # 38 95th

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