The Town of Beech Mountain had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2020. Beech Mountain 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 Beech Mountain is located at latitude 36.211 and longitude -81.889 in Avery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Beech Mountain encompass a land area of 6.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Avery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 4,245 feet.
While the primary coordinates for Town of Beech Mountain are located in Avery County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Watauga County.
The Town of Beech Mountain (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
|Total Population||344 (100%)|
|Population in Households||338 (98.3%)|
|Population in Families||266 (77.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||6 ( 1.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$63,695|
|Average Household Income||$98,959|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$46,049|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,534 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||146 ( 5.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||21 ( 0.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,367 (93.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$255,000|
|Average Home Value||$297,789|
|Housing Affordability Index3||160|
|Average Household Size||2.02|
|Average Family Size||2|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.34%|
|Per Capita Income||4.1%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.94%|
The table below compares Beech Mountain to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 625||16th|
|Population Density||# 724||2nd|
|Median Household Income||# 126||83rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 189||26th|
|Per Capita Income||# 40||95th|
|Diversity Index||# 721||3rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.